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About Rowan

I discovered Chinese medicine shortly after moving to Portland to complete my undergraduate studies.  I began my journey as a patient, but after several years of being an increasingly curious patient I found myself drawn into the formal study of this medicine.  In Chinese medicine, I found tools that helped me to transform myself, and which I have seen lead to dramatic positive shifts in patients. As a long-time community activist, I found myself wanting to help people on a more personal level, and in a way that would lead to lasting changes in people’s lives.

I have been blessed to study with fantastic teachers, both at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM/formerly NCNM) and abroad.  My closest teachers, Roger Batchelor and Brandt Stickley, are both dedicated community health workers who focus on patient-centered care.  Their acupuncture and herbal strategies have helped me to deeply listen to a patient’s experience and provide effective and affirming treatment for a wide range of injuries and ailments. I have trained in the Shen-Hammer pulse system with Stephen Higgins.  This system is particularly focused on helping to diagnose and treat emotional disturbances.  Recently I also traveled to China to attend lectures from the renowned herbalist Li Xin and the acclaimed acupuncturist Sylvie Morant.

In 2022-2023 I completed my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This included concentration in fertility, chronic pain, oncology, and hospice care.


I am in-network with the following insurance companies: Blue Cross/Regence, Aetna, Triwest (veteran's affairs), United, PacificSource, Cigna, and Providence. I can also bill out of network for Moda, if your plan permits out-of-network billing (PPO plan). 

I am not in-network with Kaiser, which includes Kaiser OHP.

Rowan Everard, LAc


Inner Sanctuary Wellness

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