About Us

The Dragonfly Wellness Center is dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to the community.

Each of our acupuncurists has an undergraduate degree and then attended a four-year graduate school program in Traditional Chinese medicine. Their medical education included extensive training in Chinese medical theory and diagnosis, acupuncture, herbal medicine, western medical theory and diagnosis, as well as massage and qi gong. The clinical training took place in a busy outpatient setting under the supervision of doctors of both Chinese and Western medicine.  While all of our acupuncturists have been trained as general practitioners, each has their own unique specialty.

Karin Ferguson, LAc

Karin Ferguson, the founder of Dragonfly, has over 10 years experience as a Licensed Acupuncturist and specializes in pain management and stress relief:

Orthopedics Musculoskeletal Pain Sciatica Back Pain
Neck Pain Knee Pain Arthritis Headaches
Muscle cramping Frozen shoulder Tennis Elbow Carpal Tunnel
Fibromyalgia Sprains Strains Sports Injuries

Licensed Acupuncturist – State of Oregon, 2000
Certified by the National Council for the Certification of Acupuncturists (NCCA)
Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine – Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2000
Certified in Clean Needle Technique – Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1998
Bachelor of Science in Communications and Business – University of Portland, 1993
Associates Degree in Medical Assisting – Portland Community College, 1986
Board Member – Oregon Acupuncture Association, Portland, 2002-2005