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Dr. Bob Quinn, LAc

School of Classical Chinese Medicine

 Title

 

Professor

 Focus

 

Japanese Meridian Therapy

 Education

 

MAcOM, DAOM,
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 1998, 2008

 Office Phone

 

503.552.1721

 Email

 

rquinn@ncnm.edu

 Courses

 

CCM909 Clinical Internship Rotation

Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc

 

Bob Quinn has for 15 years pursued a path that differs from that of most Chinese Medicine practitioners in the U.S. He has studied and practiced a neoclassical style of acupuncture whose roots are more Japanese than Chinese, although the same core Chinese classical texts are studied for insights. This style, referred to as Japanese Meridian Therapy, utilizes very gentle techniques. The acupuncture needles are far thinner and are inserted typically only very superficially; often they are not even inserted at all.

Dr. Quinn earned his masters and doctoral degrees in Chinese Medicine in 1998 and 2008 respectively. His doctoral capstone project was on the topic of “Wholeness in Traditional East Asian Medicine.” Bob has also worked in recent years to bring the practice of dream work back into Chinese Medicine. (Two chapters in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine deal with dreams, but it is not at all common for practitioners to use patients’ dream images in any significant way.)

In his clinical practice at the college and in his private SE Portland clinic Bob treats a variety of conditions, ranging from musculoskeletal pain, to anxiety, to chronic conditions, including Lyme disease. A writer as well, Dr. Quinn has contributed articles, case studies, book reviews, and interviews to professional publications such as the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine and The Journal of Chinese Medicine, along with monthly columns in community papers for the public.

View Dr. Quinn's curriculum vitae.