Curriculum Vitae

Eric F. Stephens, DAOM, L. Ac.

Office Address: 
Acupuncture Center of Portland
511 SW 10th Ave., Suite 1006
Portland, OR 97205

Office Phone: 503-223-2845
Office E-mail:
Office Fax: 503-525-2516



1970-1974       Pre-medical undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Santa Cruz

1974                Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

1976-1979       Acupuncture training and internship at the Hong Kong Acupuncture College in association with the National Acupuncture Association

2004              Certified as teacher of Soaring Crane Qi Gong

2003-2005    Clinical doctoral studies in Oriental medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

2005              Advanced clinical internship in Oriental medicine at the affiliated hospitals of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China

2005              Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine


Positions Held

1978-present   Private practice in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

1980-1985        Faculty member, National College of Natural Medicine

1983-1995, 2000-2008   Faculty member, OCOM Masters program

1987-2012        Faculty member, Tri-State College of Acupuncture

1995-1999        Providence Elderplace, Staff acupuncturist

2005-2012       Faculty member, OCOM Doctoral program

2007-2009      Faculty, American College of TCM, Doctoral Program



1979-present     State of California Acupuncture License

1980-present    State of Oregon, Acupuncture License

1991-present     Diplomate in Acupuncture, NCCAOM

1994-2017         Diplomate in Chinese Herbology, NCCAOM

2004                 Teaching Certification in Soaring Crane Qi Gong, OCOM

2011-present    Certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture ®

2015                 Certification in Neurokinetic Therapy®, Level One

2017                 Certification in Neurokinetic Therapy®, Level Two


Leadership Positions

1983                 Co-founder of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

1983-1996        Chair of the OCOM Board of Trustees

1986-1988        President, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and O.M.

1988-1994        Member of the Executive Council of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

1985-2005       Regularly serving as team leader and evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and O.M. Research

2005-2006       Investigator in endometriosis research study (NIH – OAM &OCOM, sponsors)

2007                  Investigator in bereavement research study (OHSU & NCNM)

2007-2009       Investigator in study using acupuncture for breast cancer post-surgical pain (Funded by Legacy Health Systems and OCOM)