acupuncture is a powerful and healing form of medicine that is life changing

Tracey received her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. This is a four year, full time graduate professional degree program consisting of 3,227 hours of education including 1,131 hours of clinical practice. Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is an ACAOM accredited school (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and is consistently ranked the number one Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medical school in the nation.

Tracey earned her certifications in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is titled as a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Tracey has also received licensing in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Washington state and Colorado (DORA). Since graduating, Tracey has opened private practices in Seattle WA and Denver CO.

Growing up with a father who practiced western medicine, as an emergency room physician, Tracey was able to shadow him on a number of occasions in the ER. This opportunity led to her interest in and desire to study medicine. She studied Kinesiology at Miami University and graduated with a bachelors degree in 2010. After graduating, she was unsure of the area of medicine to specialize in—knowing she wanted to practice  medicine, however, hadn’t fallen in love with any particular field of medicine.

Over a decade ago her father, having practiced western medicine for over thirty years, pursued the study of acupuncture out of intellectual curiosity. He completed a course offered by Harvard focusing primarily on the Japanese style of Acupuncture and decided to transition from emergency medicine to solely practicing acupuncture. Fortunately, once again, she was able to shadow her father while he gave acupuncture treatments. She was instantly drawn to this form of medicine. It was the way patients left after receiving a treatment that sparked something inside of her. So much change occurred in an individual’s well-being in less than an hour—truly mind-blowing. One after another, patients would enter the office in pain, feeling defeated because they had tried "everything" and had seen "every specialist" and had come to get acupuncture as "their last resort." After treatments, time and time again she observed patients leaving the office with a new outlook and significant improvements in their conditions.

After witnessing the differences in how patients left the ER still in pain, seeing no improvement in their condition, verses an acupuncture treatment—where people left with smiles on their faces—and positive changes both physically and mentally—Tracey knew she had found a medicine that she felt passionately about and wanted to practice.

When individuals cry tears of gratitude and happiness because of what acupuncture has done for them, Tracey is confident that she is practicing a powerful and healing form of medicine that is life-changing.

Tracey Howerton
LAc / MAOM / Diplomate of Acupuncture