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Kate Busby, L.Ac.

Kate F Busby MA, MSOM, LAc


I am an Oregon Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist, sound healer and yoga teacher committed to helping people who are suffering and want to find healing. 


I believe in the original meaning of the word health, which comes from the Old English hælþ, meaning "wholeness, being whole, sound or well, integrity." For me, healing doesn’t just mean alleviating symptoms. By definition, healing is about integration and connectedness. 


I value the experience of being connected, feeling whole and doing the transformative work that’s often necessary to get there. In fact, I think that’s a big part of why we’re all here. This is reflected in my whole-person approach to healing. 


Each person I work with I see as a unique individual and each treatment is based on your specific needs. Because I place such high value on integration, in our time together I’ll incorporate a diversity of modalities to address the all layers of your being: body, mind, heart and spirit. Sound healing, bodywork and somatically-based methods of trauma resolution and nervous system regulation will further and deepen the beneficial effects of the acupuncture you receive. I will also recommend therapeutic yoga exercises and other forms of rehabilitation or self-care to utilize between visits in addition to diet, lifestyle and herbal medicine that are incorporated into a treatment plan. 


I work well with adults, infants, children and teens who are seeking a holistic, energetically-based, integrative approach to healthcare, including those who need or prefer gentle treatment, want trauma-informed treatment or are LGTBQ indentified, including folks currently in transition. 


Here are some examples of what I’ve been able to help people through:

  • Trauma healing, including accidents, surgeries and procedures, abuse or other overwhelming life events. 
  • Managing and recovering from chronic stress.
  • Menstrual health, pregnancy (with or without ART), postpartum care, menopause and other women-specific issues.
  • Anxiety, depression and other mental/emotional imbalances.
  • Physical pain and injury, including chronic pain and sports injury and rehabilitation.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Sleep issues.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Health Optimization.


In my time outside of my healing practice at Kwan Yin Healing Arts East, I teach weekly yoga classes, workshops and immersions at The People’s Yoga and The Bhaktishop Yoga Center. I love spending my time on my own yoga mat, getting out for a hike, a paddle or bike ride, cooking something up in the kitchen or adventuring with friends and family.


If you’d like to talk about working together before scheduling an appointment, please don’t hesitate to email me or to call the front desk to schedule a free phone consultation.  You can also visit my website at



  • Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion
  • Sound Healing
  • Yoga Therapy and Instruction 
  • Bodywork
  • Diet and Lifestyle Counseling
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine


Licensure and Certification

  • Oregon Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist 
  • Certified Acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine



  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Highest Honors, 2013

National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR

  • Master of Art in Women’s Spirituality, 2005

The New College of California, San Francisco, CA

  • Bachelor of Art in Spanish, magna cum laude, 2001

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 


Training and Certificates

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 2008-present
  • Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Mentorship, Stephen Higgins 2015-present
  • Ongoing Somatic Experiencing Training, SE Trauma Institute 2015-present
  • Cranial-Sacral Bodywork Training, Upledger Institute, 2015-present
  • Bodywork Mentorship with Shelia Murphy DC, 2014-2015
  • Japanese Acupuncture Mentorship with Bob Quinn OMD, 2012-2013
  • Shen-Hammer Acupuncture Mentorship with Brandt Stickley LAc, 2012-1013
  • Healing Community Trauma with Acupuncture, AWB, 2012
  • Acutonics Sound Healing Training, Kairos Institute of Sound Healing, 2007-2009
  • Certified Sound Healer, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2007
  • Reiki Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapy for Body, Mind and Soul, 2006