Dr. Weeks is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who is an NCCAOM board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. He is also registered as a Licensed Acupuncturist in Oregon. Dr. Weeks trained in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Weeks also trained in the Atlas 33 Structural Decompression technique under Dr. John Heuertz after witnessing the technique’s tremendous impact on pain relief and improving quality of life. He also became certified in the Advanced Allergy Therapeutics technique because of it’s fantastic ability to provide long-term relief from the body’s inappropriate reactions to allergens.
He is currently earning a certificate in Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, which involves an advanced form of palpation providing instant feedback on how well the treatment is working. It also uses a shallow and virtually painless style of needling using the smallest gauge needles. This style also includes a variety of eclectic and effective non-invasive techniques which provide many options for treating even the most complicated patients.
Certified in Neuroacupuncture, Dr. Weeks frequently serves as a volunteer assisting with the Level 1 and Level 2 training of students at the Neuroacupuncture Institute of Santa Fe. His success treating complicated central nervous system disorders has fueled his passion for this very innovative method of treatment.
Dr. Weeks came to medicine after spending many years studying and teaching history at the university level. Prior to his studies at Southwest Acupuncture College, Dr. Weeks had completed all the tests and prerequisites to begin Western Medical School. The change in approach from Western to Eastern was precipitated by his experiences with Chinese Medicine and the efficacy with which acupuncture and herbs were able to treat the majority of common quality of life maladies like pain, allergies, obgyn disorders, as well as digestive and mental health issues.
His passion has always been helping people to feel well and enjoy life and using a medicine that allows him to do so effectively is the basis of his practice. In his free time, Shawn enjoys laughing and living life with his wife and two daughters, martial arts, cooking, gardening, reading, and dancing.