Patricia Evans Blakeslee, MACaOM

Adjunct Faculty, CCM


Patricia Evans Blakeslee, LAc, RN has been studying and practicing Oriental medicine since 1981, first as a Jin Shin Jyutsu® student and then as a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998. Patricia received a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1982 and has been an RN since 1979. Patricia became a Jin Shin High Touch® educator in 2011.

Courses taught:
•  CCM736E – Hospice Care Using Acupuncture & Acupressure

Patricia enjoys being in nature, hiking, gardening, reading, cooking, knitting, and spending precious time with family and friends.

Curriculum Vitae

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, June 1998, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Public Health Nursing Certificate, June 1982, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

Associate Degree Nursing, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, June 1979, Napa Community College, Napa, California
Licensed Acupuncturist – State of Oregon
R.N., B.S.N. – State of Oregon
R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N. – State of California

Jin Shin High Touch® Network, Certified Educator
Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner and instructor; attended basic, advanced and special topic workshops, 1981-2009

Private practice, R.N., B.S.N., Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbologist, Jin Shin Jyutsu® and High Touch® Jin Shin practitioner and instructor, 1982 to present
Assessment and diagnosis of Chinese medical syndromes using principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jin Shin philosophy.  Implementation of care using acupuncture, Jin Shin, and herbal prescriptions. Teaching self-care including Jin Shin, nutrition, lifestyle and stress management to patients, caregivers, families and health care providers.

Acupuncture contractor for Oregon Health Sciences University study, 2011-2012

Acupuncture contractor for Providence Hospice, 2010-2011

R.N., B.S.N., Case Manager, Providence Health Care Systems, 2010

R.N., B.S.N., Case Manager, 1982-1990

R.N., Intensive Coronary Care Unit, 1979-1982

Teaching is inherent in my practice as a nurse, Jin Shin practitioner and acupuncturist; it is one of the most significant roles in the care of my patients, 1979 to present.

In teaching acupuncture and Jin Shin principles of health care and lifestyle management, my goal is to present these ancient concepts in a manner which is simple to understand and integrate into professional and personal practice. From 1988 to present, I have taught children, adults, caregivers, family, support persons and health care professionals including nurses, physicians, licensed massage therapists, licensed acupuncturists, and acupuncture students. Classes have been held in private venues, medical clinics, hospitals and community colleges.


  • Inservices to volunteers and staff at Providence Hospice, 2010-2011

  • Board Member and acupuncturist for Returning Veterans Project NW, 2007-2008    

  • Acupuncture donations to benefit Circus Project, Pixie Project, Vernon School, Friendly House

  • Contributing acupuncturist, OHSU Integrative Medicine project

  • Inservice to nursing students at Linfield College of Nursing

  • Inservices to patients at West Hills Gastroenterology Group

  • Jin Shin sessions for Cascade AIDS project candidates, 1994-1996

  • SMART- Start Making a Reader Today


Jin Shin Jyutsu, An Energy Harmonizing Art, Natural Awakenings®, March 2006