Acupuncturist

Amara Tekus, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and board-certified Herbalist, with accreditation by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensure granted by the Oregon Medical Board. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Tulane University, she moved to Portland to pursue her Master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She holds additional certifications in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and to teach 1000 Hands Buddha Qigong. Amara was voted onto Portland Monthly
Magazine’s Top Doctors list in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Amara strives to maintain a results-driven practice without compromising the focus on healing the root cause of illness, pain, and discordance in the body. She has successfully treated a wide range of both chronic and acute pain patterns, including migraines, neck/back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tendinitis, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, digestive discomfort, pelvic pain, and recovery from motor vehicle accident injuries.

She’s seen the medicine work again and again, and celebrates her luck in finding her way to such a gentle and effective medicine.
With a specific interest in the mind-body connection and supporting mental-emotional well-being, she welcomes patients seeking help for fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, mental fog, and poor memory/concentration. Amara attended the 2017 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, B.C., with a specific focus on fertility challenges, assisted reproduction, and mother support during pregnancy and postpartum period.

She has completed 90+ hours of classroom work in Lactation education and completed 300 hours of clinical rounds at several breastfeeding support centers around Portland, including Randall
Children’s Hospital. Alongside your certified Lactation Consultant, she would love to support local mothers with Chinese Medicine who are struggling with low milk supply, oversupply, problems with letdown, engorgement, painful breasts, and all the associated neck/back pain that comes along with hours of feeding your newborn.

When the needles are put away for the day, Amara enjoys playing in this Pacific Northwest Wonderland with her daughter and husband. They can be found taking rainy walks, chasing bugs in the garden, finding the juiciest peaches at the farmer’s market, hunting down the best swimming holes, and camping in the woods with their pit mix, Coozi.