photo of Dr. Jeya
photo of Dr. Jeya
To Find Health should be the object of the Doctor. Anyone can find disease. Dr. A.T. Still

About

Jeya grad­u­at­ed in 1993 with a Mas­ters of Ori­en­tal Med­i­cine from the Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Chi­nese Med­i­cine in San­ta Fe, NM, and lat­er went on to receive her Ori­en­tal Med­ical Doc­tor­ate in 1996. Her stud­ies includ­ed 3 months in Chi­na.  She has prac­ticed in Flagstaff, Snowflake, and Tuc­son Ari­zona before set­tling in Eugene, Ore­gon in 2005.

Her inter­est in Chi­nese med­i­cine came direct­ly from a per­son­al heal­ing expe­ri­ence. Com­pli­ca­tions fol­low­ing a surgery at age 11 required her to see numer­ous doc­tors although none were suc­cess­ful in reliev­ing her pain or recu­per­at­ing her sen­so­ry nerve dam­age. 10 years lat­er, Jeya dis­cov­ered acupunc­ture which pro­vid­ed sig­nif­i­cant relief and gave her a new direc­tion in life.

Jeya has explored and prac­tices many forms of phys­i­cal and ener­getic heal­ing with a focus on the mind-body con­nec­tion. She has received cer­ti­fi­ca­tions from estab­lished schools as well as expe­ri­enc­ing and study­ing with indige­nous heal­ers. In 2011 she brought 12 acupunc­tur­ists to learn tra­di­tion­al heal­ing in Oax­a­ca, Mex­i­co. She con­tin­ues to return annu­al­ly to teach acupunc­ture and acu­pres­sure tech­niques to health care providers in rur­al vil­lages. See ser­vice­work.

In 2013 Jeya began col­lab­o­ra­tion on the project SoulChiSa - cre­at­ing work­shops using Cuban music and move­ment, Chi/Energy, and mind-body tech­niques to dis­cov­er one’s inner dancer.

When Jeya isn’t doing the work that she loves, she can be found explor­ing the spec­tac­u­lar beau­ty of Ore­gon, prac­tic­ing Span­ish, danc­ing to Cuban rhythms/ Rue­da de Casi­no, or in her gar­den (or all of these togeth­er).

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education

O.M.D. (Ori­en­tal Med­ical Doc­tor) — 1996
North Amer­i­can Acad­e­my for Advanced Asian Med­i­cine, Austin, Texas

M.O.M. (Mas­ters of Ori­en­tal Med­i­cine) — 1993
Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Chi­nese Med­i­cine, San­ta Fe, New Mex­i­co

Stud­ies in Chi­na (includ­ing Acupunc­ture, Herbs, Tui Na, Qi Gong) — 1992
Heilon­jiang Col­lege of Tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese Med­i­cine, Harbin, Chi­na Bei­jing Col­lege of Tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese Med­i­cine, Bei­jing, Chi­na

B.A. Social Work — 1988
Anti­och Uni­ver­si­ty, Yel­low Springs, Ohio

experience

Pri­vate Prac­tice in Chi­nese Med­i­cine, 1993-present Tuc­son, Flagstaff, Snowflake, AZ, Eugene, OR Ther­a­pies include Acupunc­ture, Acu­pres­sure, Herbs, Cranio-sacral ther­a­py, Qi Gong, Microcur­rent Ther­a­py, Col­or Light Ther­a­py, Non-sur­gi­cal Facelifts, Acu­ton­ics, Rei­ki, Alchem­i­cal Heal­ing, Teach­ing Self-Heal­ing Meth­ods.

Staff at Cul­ture Jam Youth Gath­er­ing 2006-present
First Aid & nat­ur­al heal­ing at 8-day sum­mer camp, youth ages 14–18, Teach­es work­shops in self-help acu­pres­sure and Qi Gong. Vene­ta, OR

Oax­a­ca Acu Project — 2012 — present. Dr. Jeya devel­oped and lead the Project to teach Health Care Pro­mot­ers from rur­al pueb­los how to do a sim­ple, effec­tive tech­nique. The pro­mot­ers attend­ed Dr. Jeya’s 4 day work­shop and she fol­lowed up by vis­it­ing their pueb­los to con­tin­ue sup­port­ing them. She con­tin­ues to go to Oax­a­ca and teach acu­pres­sure.

Guide — World Heal­ing Exchange Oax­a­ca, Mex­i­co, 2011, www.acuwithoutborders.org
Cre­at­ed and led a 12-day tour for acupunc­tur­ists to learn from indige­nous heal­ers and cre­ate acupunc­ture clin­ics in under-served vil­lages.

Acupunc­tur­ist at Canyon Ranch Spa, 1998–2007 Tuc­son, AZ, www.canyonranch.com
Acupunc­ture, Herbal Con­sul­ta­tion, Taught “Face It” Work­shop, Taught Self-Heal­ing Meth­ods, Ori­en­tal Face-lift, Evening Lec­tures, Acu­ton­ics

Med­ical Care Provider / Acupunc­tur­ist, 1993–2006, Vene­ta, OR
Pro­vid­ing Acupunc­ture and med­ical care for staff and vol­un­teers at the annu­al Ore­gon Coun­try Fair

Fac­ul­ty at Ari­zona School for Acupunc­ture and Ori­en­tal Med­i­cine, 2000 — 2005, Tuc­son, AZ
Instruc­tor in Tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese Med­i­cine, Qi Gong

Par­tic­i­pant in Pro­gram in Inte­gra­tive Med­i­cine meet­ings for doc­tor­al fel­lows, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona, facil­i­tat­ed by Andrew Weil, MD, 2003-04

Fac­ul­ty at The Prov­i­dence Insti­tute, 2000–2003, Tuc­son, AZ
Taught Qi Gong to shi­at­su and mas­sage stu­dents and to the pub­lic, ongo­ing class­es 1 day work­shops

Acupunc­tur­ist at Miri­val Spa, 1999–2001, Catali­na, AZ
Acupunc­ture, taught “Intro­duc­tion to Acupunc­ture” class

Assis­tant to Acupunc­tur­ist, 1989–1990, Eugene, OR
Assist­ed Malvin Finkel­stein, O.M.D., L.Ac.

Vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tor, pro­gram devel­op­ment, overnight house man­ag­er, 1987–1990, Eugene, OR Wom­en­space, shel­ter for vic­tims of domes­tic vio­lence

volunteer

Trau­ma Heal­ing Project — 2012 — present http://www.healingattention.org/      Pro­vide com­mu­ni­ty style acupunc­ture to sup­port health and well­ness in trau­ma heal­ing.

Oax­a­ca Acu Project — 2013 — present

Glob­al Acupunc­ture Project/ Proyec­to Acupun­tu­ra del Pueblo — 2016 — present Taught acupunc­ture to ser­vice work­ers in Mex­i­co.

Acupunc­tur­ists With­out Bor­dersAWB pro­vides dis­as­ter relief and recov­ery to com­mu­ni­ties that are in cri­sis result­ing from dis­as­ter or human con­flict. AWB began after Hur­ri­cane Kat­ri­na by treat­ing res­i­dents and res­cue work­ers in the New Orleans area. Dr. Jeya went twice to New Orleans, was Team Leader on the sec­ond trip, con­sult­ed with vol­un­teers after the floods in Iowa, devel­oped and lead a World Heal­ing Exchange Tour in 2011 and served on the Board of Direc­tors from 2008 — 2011. www.acuwithoutborders.org

Project Home­less Con­nect — 2007–2010 www.homelessconnect.org

Staff at Cul­ture Jam Youth Gath­er­ing 2006-present
First Aid & nat­ur­al heal­ing at 8-day sum­mer camp, youth ages 14–18, Teach­es self-heal­ing meth­ods, Qi Gong, acu­pres­sure, and Cuban dance. Vene­ta, OR

Chrysaliswww.whitebirdclinic.org/services
A clin­ic for drug detox and low income acupunc­ture in Eugene, OR

Spir­it of Ser­vice Clin­ic Ari­zona
Pro­vid­ed acupunc­ture and cranio-sacral ther­a­py to peo­ple with low income. www.spiritofserviceaz.com

SAAF (South­ern Ari­zona Aids Foun­da­tion) Pro­vid­ed free acupunc­ture and herbal con­sul­ta­tion to low income peo­ple with HIV and AIDS

Acupunc­tur­ist for research study:
Inves­ti­ga­tion of Acupunc­ture and the auto­nom­ic ner­vous sys­tem UofA Dept of Psy­chol­o­gy and Pro­gram in Inte­gra­tive Med­i­cine

Par­tic­i­pant in Pro­gram in Inte­gra­tive Med­i­cine meet­ings for doc­tor­al fel­lows, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona, facil­i­tat­ed by Andrew Weil, MD. 2003–2004

advanced training

Acutron Microcur­rent and Col­or Light Ther­a­py

Alchem­i­cal Heal­ing

Bio­dy­nam­ic Cran­iosacral Ther­a­py

Chi Lel Qi Gong

Jin Shin Do Acu­pres­sure

PRRT Pri­mal Reflex Response Tech­nique

Rei­ki Mas­ter

certification

Diplo­mate in Acupunc­ture from the Nation­al Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Com­mis­sion for Acupunc­ture and Ori­en­tal Med­i­cine

Alchem­i­cal Heal­ing Cer­ti­fied Instruc­tor

Chi Lel™ Qi Gong Cer­ti­fied Instruc­tor

Cranio-sacral Ther­a­py Cer­ti­fied Ther­a­pist (700 hours)