Carrie Klein, MAcOM, LAc

I founded Alberta Street Acupuncture Clinic in 2004 with the vision of providing high quality, accessible and compassionate care in a tranquil environment,  in an neighborhood that was, at the time, underserved by alternative medicine.    As Alberta Street has grown and changed, I have endeavored for the clinic to be a refuge and oasis for those seeking health and healing through alternative medicine.   I have extensive experience in private practice,  providing over 30,000 treatments in the clinic setting.   I am passionate about Chinese medicine and alternative healthcare, and enjoy working with clients to achieve the sense of physical and emotional health and well-being that we all deserve to have.

I specialize in treating musculoskeletal pain and injuries,  and sports medicine, and helping athletes maintain their bodies for peak performance.   Additional specialties include the treatment of sleep disorders, digestive issues, dermatological issues and women's health issues, including PMS and menopause.  I am also experienced in treating fertility issues, including acupuncture used in conjunction with Western Reproductive Medicine.  

In public health,  I have provided acupuncture to clients at Central City Concern's outpatient alcohol and drug treatment facility,  at Hooper Memorial Detoxification Center ( an in-patient alcohol and drug detoxification center) , and for work release inmates at Washington County Corrections.  I have worked for Project Quest Integrative Health Program, providing care to clients with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.  

In the field of acupuncture and mental health,  I worked for the Community Engagement Project,  treating outpatient mental health clients in a group setting.  I was the lead acupuncturist for an integrative program between Central City Concern and Cascadia Behavioral Health at the Bridgeview Community, where I collaborated with a Nurse Practitioner and a Medical Assistant, on-site at transitional housing for individuals dealing with chronic mental illness and homelessness.  As an educator, for several years, I hosted observers from the Masters Degree program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine at the Alberta Street Acupuncture Clinic.  I also worked for 3 years as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Pathology teaching assistant at the OCOM, and was a clinical supervisor of Masters degree student interns at Hooper Memorial Detoxification Center.   I am certified by the NCCAOM, The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, and the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners.  I  am continually pursuing advanced studies in Chinese Medicine, Philosophy and Herbalism.    If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with me, please call the clinic at 503-249-9300.