Anne Carruth, MS, LAc, Dipl OM

Dr. Anne Carruth

Licensed Acupuncturist & Oriental Medicine Practitioner

I’m a Midwest girl who followed my career, family, and love of the outdoors from Ohio, to Colorado, and finally to Oregon. I made my home in Portland in 2010, and am grateful to feel wholly supported here in both my personal and professional lives. My love of Chinese Medicine is founded in its emphasis on preventative care, and its holistic view of the mind, body, and spirit.  I embrace the traditional Chinese model of treating the “branch” and the “root”; thus treating one’s symptoms, as well as their underlying cause. This approach enables me to treat a wide variety of health concerns, ranging from acute pain to the common cold.

I’m particularly passionate about pain relief.  As an exercise junkie and outdoor enthusiast, I’ve had my fair share of injuries.  I have extensive training in sports medicine acupuncture, and am continually refining my physical trauma and pain management therapies.  I take great pleasure in guiding others out of both acute and chronic pain.  Whether your pain is the result of an auto accident, a sports injury, cancer-related, from overuse, or a complete mystery, I love working through the body’s complexities and getting to the root of a problem.

​ In addition to pain management, I have a special interest in stress-related disorders.  I place great emphasis on detoxification, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle adjustments when treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, TMJ, hormone imbalances, IBS, and other complaints affected by stress.  By addressing the mind, body, and spirit, I have found success where conventional medicine has fallen short.

I also devote a large part of my practice to cosmetic acupuncture.  In our aesthetics-driven society, cosmetic acupuncture has allowed me to balance how one looks with how one feels.  Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a specialized protocol designed to increased Qi flow, blood perfusion, collagen production, and vitality in the skin.  The result is a healthier, more youthful complexion. This 10 treatment series revitalizes the face and neck, while the Breast Lift Protocol lifts, plumps, and smoothes the décolletage and breasts.

I love my work as an acupuncturist and feel privileged to help others achieve their wellness goals. My gentle needling techniques and compassionate approach make me an ideal practitioner for sensitive patients and those new to acupuncture. While my extensive training and clinical experience enable me to tackle the most difficult of cases.

Education

I received my undergraduate degree in Zoology from Miami University of Ohio, as part of their pre-med/pre-vet program. I then swapped out the Midwest for the sunny Rocky Mountains, where I earned my master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to my licensing through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the Oregon State Medical Board, I have completed extensive training in sports medicine acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, and oncology support.

Patient Testimonials

I was referred to Anne for acupuncture sessions as part of my naturopath’s treatment plan for me. I never had acupuncture before, I was fearful and wary, and my health was in a very weakened state. From my very first interaction with Anne, I felt safe, calm, and hopeful that my health would improve. Anne’s positive energy, extensive knowledge and experience and dedication to helping her patients put my mind at ease and my body on the fast track to healing. I feel extraordinarily grateful and blessed that she has come into my life. She is a true healer.” -Debra P.

I came to Anne for support in my cancer treatment.  She had many ideas and therapies that went beyond just needles.  I was thoroughly impressed with the results as well as the time she took to understand my problems at the beginning of each session.  I have the highest praise for her work!” – Bryon G.

At 50, I found myself with a group chronic conditions brought about by time, family genetics, accidents and lifestyle. Anne found effective ways to reverse some of my conditions…I’m getting better. Underneath it all, the insights brought about by Western doctors’ diagnostics have been gracefully integrated into the formation of treatment plans.  With the balance Anne brings through acupuncture treatment, council and herbal remedies, things are looking up. I’m finding ways to eat better and to stay with my exercise plans. Thanks Anne for all your help!” –Sam C.

For the past few years I have been working through several concurrent chronic health issues. I have elected to go about these issues in a natural way and was referred to Anne by my healthcare practitioner. I had only done acupuncture once or twice in the past and didn’t notice any significant changes, but after working with Anne I can personally attest to the amazing results that acupuncture can produce. When I work with Anne, I can feel energy moving and the symptoms we are targeting change during the session and these changes continue after the session as well. One big challenge I have been tackling is
detoxification and Anne has seen me on some rough days and has helped to get things moving so that I begin to feel better. Anne puts the pieces of your health together to make a holistic treatment plan that will make anyone a believer in acupuncture if you just give it a try. She is also incredibly caring and invested in your health, which is what I value and look for in any practitioner. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone who needs some extra support with their health.” -Jillie J.

“I was nervous about trying acupuncture because the idea of needles seemed a bit intimidating.  But I was suffering from tendonitis and eager to try something that wouldn’t involve more ibuprofen or other drugs.  Anne has a very gentle touch, and I’ve always felt relaxed during my treatments.  She also has a great bedside manner.  She asks about my symptoms, listens to what’s going on in my life, and makes appropriate suggestions.  I highly recommend Anne to anyone looking for an acupuncturist.” -Maria M.

Anne is a compassionate and empathetic healer.  After a session with her, I always feel more balanced & energized.  Her care is an important contribution to my wellness.” -Steve G.

Anne is an amazing practitioner. She is very kind and warm; a paramount trait for anyone in the profession of caring for others. Anne is an incredible listener and asks insightful questions that reveal root issues; my responses sometimes surprise even me! Seemingly Anne is always thinking about new approaches for each patient and practices targeted, patient-specific treatments. Anne is a genuine person with a tremendous gift for caring for others. She has made some of my very difficult physical issues a lot easier to encounter, and has significantly helped to heal my body. Anne is truly a joy to work
with.” –Jill R.

Forms & Documents

Feel free to download and complete the New Patient Paperwork prior to your visit, or arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to do so.

If you wish to have your visit billed to insurance, please complete the Insurance Benefits Verification Form PRIOR to your visit, and bring the completed form with you to your appointment.

Anne bills both In-Network and Out-of-Network policies.  She is currently In-Network with Cigna, Axis, First Choice, Lifewise, Multiplan, Pacific Source, MODA (except MODA Synergy), Regence, United Healthcare, Providence, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Anne accepts all Auto Accident Insurances & Oregon Worker’s Compensation Insurance.

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