Amy Homer-Brown is a licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon, born and raised on the beautiful island of Barbados. She has always been drawn to the art of medicine and healing and set out to become a doctor since childhood. However, she believed that there was more to medicine than medications and surgery and during her years as a medical student, sought more wholistic practices.
Amy began her medical career in 2008 as a doctor, obtaining an allopathic medical degree in 2014 in her home country, Barbados. After 12 months of working as a medical intern in a public hospital in Trinidad, Amy decided to pursue a degree in natural medicine instead of continuing on to a medical residency program. Her dream was to pursue and practice a form of medicine that complemented the body’s innate abilities of self-healing, viewed each person as an individual and shared her beliefs in the mind-body connection for healing. It was at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, where she found her home in Classical Chinese Medicine.
Amy’s acupuncture style follows closely with Traditional Japanese techniques which are gentle and incredibly effective. Such techniques include non-insertive needling, moxibustion and gentle bodywork such as sotai, myofascial release and cranialsacral therapy. Amy enjoys working with a diverse patient population and works with patients with conditions such as (but not limited to) stress, anxiety and depression, acute and chronic pain and physical rehabilitation (such as neurological conditions, injury, stroke).
Amy is not a licensed MD in the United States but enjoys using her medical knowledge in understanding her patients from a biomedical perspective, speaking and translating the Western language of medicine, and combining it with her knowledge of East Asian medicine. She is a national board-certified acupuncturist with the NCCAOM and Oregon Medical Board.
Amy Homer-Brown, MBBS, MSOM, LAc