Dr. Jessica M. Frier, DAOM, L.Ac

Photo of Jessica Frier. She has dark, shoulder length hair and dark eyes, and she's smiling. She's wearing a black shirt and silver jewelry. She leans slightly toward the camera from her seat in a grey chair.

My experience in healthcare has included a full range of direct patient care in both hospital and clinical settings, a private Alzheimer's care facility, and a women’s health clinic. I have also worked on the business side of healthcare for organizations such as The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where I raised money for medical research.

I have been fortunate to have had broad clinical acupuncture experiences that include working with chronic pain patients suffering from issues including fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and migraine headaches. I have worked with patients suffering from chronic digestive issues such as Crohn's, and endocrine disorders like Hashimoto’s and diabetes. A large part of my practice has been spent working with women’s menstrual issues, HIV/AIDS, and cancer patients.

Why did I decide to become an acupuncturist? At a young age, I knew I wanted to work in healthcare so I could make people feel better. As I grew older, that desire to help others combined with my love of herbalism and natural medicine pointed me towards acupuncture. What I love about this medicine is that it gives people a sense of control over their health. Pain and disease can often make people feel powerless. Acupuncture uses our own body to overcome disease and pain. There is something empowering about that.

Current Education

Enrolled in a Doctoral of Oriental Medicine Program at Oregon College of Acupuncture

Former Education

Masters of Oriental Medicine, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Bachelors of Arts - Chemistry, Biology Major, University of North Dakota

Licensing and Certifications

Diplomate of Acupuncture, NCCAOM

Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Minnesota Medical Board

Clean Needle Technique Certified, CCAOM