AMBER HINCKS, LAC FABORM
I came to Chinese Medicine at a fairly young age, seeking a system that integrated physical and mental/emotional wellness. Having a therapist for a father and a social worker for a mother, health has always been about both body and mind. My acupuncturist in Boston was the first person to work with me on both seamlessly, helping with headaches, a back injury and reducing anxiety.
Chinese Medicine has many practical applications, particularly with the treatment of pain. My training in shiatsu, tuina and Thai massage as well as advanced orthopedic needling enhances my ability to resolve even the most stubborn aches and injuries. I have seen amazing transformations, and I want as many people as possible to experience that potential for change.
Much of my practice focuses on fertility, supporting individuals in their journey toward the creation of a family. I am a certified fellow with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), an organization devoted to teaching, research and the practice of Chinese Medicine for reproductive disorders. I was previously a co-owner of Mama Group Acupuncture, where I honed my experience with pregnancy and postpartum support as well. I have experience working with same-sex couples and transgender people and strive to be LGBT-inclusive.
As an acupuncturist, I empower people in their healing process and seek insights into the root of their challenges. Acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine are my tools because they are both subtle and powerful. My previous practice was in an integrative setting so I am happy to collaborate with other providers for the best care possible.
I live in Northwest Portland with my 3 year old son, Revel. I teach at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and supervise in the intern clinic. I also sing with the Portland Threshold Choir.