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Patty McDuffey, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl.OM

Eleven years have passed since Patty became licensed as an acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. In 2010, she graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Upon graduating, she traveled to China to complete an acupuncture and herbal internship at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. In addition to the academics of the internship, international travel experiences have always been at the heart of her pursuit of a healthy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. Since her first exposure to natural medicine following her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis (she has healed beautifully), to working in the stressful, corporate environment of college textbook publishing, to living in France and learning how the French lifestyle consists of appreciation for the present moment, she is grateful to have been guided by many wise and compassionate teachers. She has woven together her experiences, her studies, her observations, and lessons learned. It is from this collection of life and educational experiences that she draws when working with patients. She strives to understand what is at the root of dis-ease and will do her best to help each patient realize their own unique healing potential in an effort to find greater balance, peace and well-being. She is honored to be of service. 

As the owner of the practice, Patty is pleased to be able to offer her patients support no matter where they are located. Since she is currently located in Bend, OR, she is also happy to be able to offer her local Bend patients, at Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, a variety of hands-on Chinese medical modalities. Her in-person specialties consist of chronic pain, addiction recovery, mental/emotional disorders with underlying PTSD, and internal medicine. Patty received her BA from Emory University in 2001.

In her final year of acupuncture school, she completed an internship at Oregon Health & Science University as well as at Old Town Clinic/Central City Concern, Portland, OR, a sub-acute detox clinic. Patty is nationally certified through the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is state licensed through the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. In Fall 2013 and 2014, Patty had the opportunity to volunteer and serve as team lead for the Acupuncture Relief Project in rural Bhimphedi, Nepal: She has studied and been practicing Vipassana meditation taught by Sayadaw U Pandita since 2013 and Mahayana Buddhist meditation since attending the November Course at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2018. She considers herself a curious explorer, happily seeking to engage with the rich diversity this life has to offer.

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Patty has been tremendously helpful in my recovery from two different situations, so far. She asked the right questions, came to the right diagnosis, and prescribed treatment plans that worked extremely well. It is such a relief to know that I have Patty as a trusted resource. As a 60-year-old woman, I have physical changes and aches and pains in my future, and I know Patty will help me get through them with as much ease and grace as possible.

Sheri B. - Camas, WA

I was so glad to reconnect with Patty a couple of months ago in Portland. She was my first acupuncturist here in Oregon! She was the best! Working with Patty has improved my life. The treatment experiences have been excellent! The space is cozy, warm, and cute. We are also working on a nutritional plan together. Most recently, cupping was offered and explained to me before I agreed. It was amazing! I am grateful to have a gentle, knowledgeable, and supportive Acupuncturist. Thanks Patty.

Maura B. - Portland, OR

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