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Rogue Valley Acupuncture
About your Acupuncturist
Doctor Shawn Harris became inspired to become an acupuncturist more than a decade ago after leaving the U.S. Navy due to medical reasons. After working with some pretty harsh chemicals in the Navy, he developed some respiratory issues and sought help from a Chinese doctor shortly after leaving the service in 2007. Along with taking Chinese Herbal medicine, Dr. Harris underwent several months of acupuncture. During the course of his care, Dr. Harris noticed that his asthma symptoms had decreased significantly, to the extent that he didn’t have to use his inhaler nearly as much.
After experiencing the holistic benefits of acupuncture, Dr. Harris was motivated to begin a quest to help others, especially people suffering from chronic pain and other debilitating medical conditions. He later went to work as the lead acupuncturist for the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia in 2019. It was there that he treated more than 500 veterans with complex chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and many other serious medical conditions. Dr. Harris is contracted with the US department of Veteran Affairs, and continues to work extensively with veterans, as well as civilians, who need acupuncture to bring relief from their acute and chronic health conditions
When Dr. Harris is not with patients, you will find him taking deep breaths while enjoying nature and hiking along the beautiful mountains of southern Oregon.
Dr. Harris went on to study trauma and orthopedics. He did an advanced internship in Hangzhou, China, where he worked with the Red Cross hospital and their sister college, Zhejiang University, one of China’s Ivy League schools. After working with Dr. Michael Corradino in 2017, Dr. Harris decided to incorporate the benefits of Neuropuncture into his practice. Neuropuncture uses specific electrical frequencies to inhibit pain, and to encourage the body to heal. This modern neuroscience, in combination with traditional Chinese medical practice, is unparalleled in the treatment of complex chronic pain.
Upon his arrival in Grants Pass, Oregon, Doctor Harris took advantage of the opportunity to bring pain relief to the people of Southern Oregon. He opened the doors at Rogue Valley Acupuncture in Grants Pass in January of 2020.
Dr. Harris is licensed to practice acupuncture in Oregon and Idaho, and he is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. He is also certified in Asian Bodywork Therapy by the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA). Additionally, Doctor Harris is certified to provide Battlefield Acupuncture services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Why should you choose working with a DACM?
Dr. Harris received a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Health and Science, the top regionally accredited institution for acupuncture in the United States. As such, you can ensure that you will receive the most up to date and comprehensive care.
Why is it in your advantage to work with a practitioner that holds the degree of DACM? A licensed acupuncturist who has completed and received a DACM degree has earned a dual-specialization in Chinese Internal Medicine & Physical Medicine. This dual-specialty approach focuses on key areas of modern healthcare while implementing cutting-edge best practices grounded in tradition.