2000+ years of Medicine– Asian traditions of mind and body healing will help!

 

We will work together to become more aware of your unique health care needs. 

Patient education and empowerment, using a combination of Western science (e.g., anatomy, biophysics) & Chinese medicine principles, are a unique feature of my services.

Padmanabhan K. (PK) Melethil, Licensed Acupuncturist, is certified by the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board, Padmanabhan trained at and graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M. Ac. OM.) degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine- one of the leading schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine training and research that is based in Portland, Oregon.  Prior to working as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.), he worked as a Project Manager, Senior Research Scientist, and as a sustainability consultant. He holds M. S. degrees in Physical Chemistry and in Environmental Science and a B.S. degree in Polymers and Coatings.

P. K. Melethil traces his ancestry to the southwestern part of India‒ the fabled land of the spices that motivated Columbus to seek a new way to circumnavigate the globe, and a region that has been a center of commerce and culture for over two thousand years. He has lived in the Northwest for over 30 years and in Wilsonville for over a decade and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.

India is home to Ayurveda, another whole medical system, which shares many similarities in the practice of constitutional medicine, herb use, and treatment strategies, with Traditional Chinese Medicine. India is also the birthplace of yoga, which holds the position that all of us- regardless of religion, station, or education‒ have access to our inner self, if we choose to make the necessary effort.  Since the Chinese pharmacopoeia shares many herbs with Ayurveda and since Qigong is strongly linked to Yoga, Chinese medicine can be thought of as an Asian medicine.