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


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. 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 and mind-body skills which pro­vid­ed sig­nif­i­cant relief and set her direc­tion in life.

Jeya has explored and prac­tices many forms of heal­ing with a focus on the mind-body con­nec­tion. She has received cer­ti­fi­ca­tions from estab­lished schools as well as stud­ies with indige­nous heal­ers. Jeya is a cer­ti­fied facil­i­ta­tor through the Cen­ter for Mind-Body Med­i­cine and runs groups using mind-body meth­ods for stress reduc­tion and trau­ma res­o­lu­tion. See work­shops

SoulChiSa, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with pro­fes­sion­al dancer Duane Wrenn, offers work­shops using Cuban music and move­ment, Chi/Energy, and mind-body techniques.

Since 2008 Jeya has been going to Oax­a­ca, Mex­i­co.  She returns annu­al­ly to study Span­ish, work with tra­di­tion­al heal­ers, and teach acupunc­ture and acu­pres­sure tech­niques to health care providers. This has includ­ed train­ing health care providers how to cre­ate mobile clin­ics and give treat­ments for relief of PTSD after land­slides in 2012, and the 8.2 earth­quake in 2017. See Oax­a­ca AcuProject

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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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

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


Alchem­i­cal Heal­ing Cer­ti­fied Instructor

Cen­ter for Mind-Body Med­i­cine Cer­ti­fied Group Facilitator

Chi Lel™ Qi Gong Cer­ti­fied Instructor

Cranio-sacral Ther­a­py Cer­ti­fied Therapist


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,  Non-sur­gi­cal Facelifts, Alchem­i­cal Heal­ing, Facil­i­ta­tor Self-Help Meth­ods for stress reduction.

Trau­ma Heal­ing Project — 2012 — present       Pro­vides week­ly com­mu­ni­ty style acupunc­ture to sup­port health and well­ness in trau­ma heal­ing.                                                                                Facil­i­tates Mind-Body skills groups.

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, Qi Gong and Cuban dance. Vene­ta, OR

Oax­a­ca Acu Project — 2012 — present. Jeya has col­lab­o­rat­ed with NGOs to teach acupunc­ture and acu­pres­sure to health care providers. This has includ­ed pro­mo­tores (rur­al health care providers), lec­tur­ing to MD’s about the ben­e­fits of acupunc­ture in inte­gra­tive care, and teach­ing acupunc­ture through the Glob­al Acupunc­ture Project. In 2017 after the 8.2 earth­quake, Jeya trained her stu­dents in imple­ment­ing mobile clin­ics to treat PTSD. They con­tin­ue to go to under­served pueb­los treat­ing 50–100 peo­ple each clinic.

Com­mu­ni­ty Health Cen­ter of Lane Coun­ty 2018. Com­mu­ni­ty style acupuncture

Guide — World Heal­ing Exchange Oax­a­ca, Mex­i­co, 2011,
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,
Acupunc­ture, Herbal Con­sul­ta­tion, Taught “Face It” Work­shop, Taught Self-Heal­ing Meth­ods, Evening Lec­tures, Acutonics

Med­ical Care Provider / Acupunc­tur­ist, 1993–2006, Vene­ta, OR
Pro­vid­ed 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

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


Trau­ma Heal­ing Project — 2012 — present       Pro­vides week­ly com­mu­ni­ty style acupunc­ture to sup­port health and well­ness in trau­ma heal­ing.                                                                                Facil­i­tates Mind-Body skills groups.

Oax­a­ca Acu Project — 2013 — present

Glob­al Acupunc­ture Project/ Proyec­to Acupun­tu­ra del Pueblo — 2016  Taught acupunc­ture to ser­vice workers/health care providers in Sali­na Cruz, Mexico.

Acupunc­tur­ists With­out Bor­ders2006 — 2012 AWB 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 — 2012.

Project Home­less Con­nect — 2007–2010
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.

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


Acutron Microcur­rent and Col­or Light Therapy

Alchem­i­cal Healing

Bio­dy­nam­ic Cran­iosacral Therapy

Cen­ter for Mind-Body Medicine

Chi Lel Qi Gong

Jin Shin Do Acupressure

PRRT Pri­mal Reflex Response Technique

Rei­ki Master

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