In 2021, Denise Adán completed her education at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM). Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at OCOM to specialize in women's health, aging adult conditions, and to further her understanding of Western biomedical diseases.
In practice, she uses acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Asian bodywork, yoga, and meditation to aid patients in their own healing work. The universe offers many ways to heal and it is her passion to help individuals navigate their health journey with all that is available.
She believes her job is to be a resource and to hold space for all that is possible.
Languages: English, Polish
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: DAOM - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - Current
Licensed Acupuncturist: LAc - State of Oregon - 2022
Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: MAcOM - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - 2021
Licensed Massage Therapist: LMT - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - 2021
Fukushin Abdominal Diagnosis: Kumiko Sharai - 2020
Thousand Hand Buddha Qigong Certification: Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School - 2020
Visceral Massage I + II: Moving Mountain Institute - 2019 + 2021
iRest Level 1 Certification: iRest Institute - 2018
Yoga Alliance Yoga Certification 200hr: Marigold Yoga - 2017
Bachelor in Film and Video: Columbia College Chicago - 2008
The Meeha Mission
Our mission is to address the social disparities in healthcare through the use of Acupuncture and holistic medicine practices with the specific intent to serve immigrant and underserved communities in the Portland area. Denise Adán's passion is fueled by her experience growing up in the Mexican and Polish immigrant communities of Chicago and seeing preventable and manageable health issues progress unnecessarily due to poor case management and minimal access to alternative health care.
The Meaning of Meeha
The business name is in honor of my father, Isidro Escobar Adán, who passed in 2014 of NAFLD. Like all little Latina girls, my father would call me “mija”, pronounced "meeha". This term is an affectionate way to address females in Spanish, meaning “my daughter”, “sweetheart” or “dear”. Whenever I approach a new challenge I always hear my father saying “you can do this, mija” and to bless my path as a healer Meeha Mindbody Acupuncture was born.