Amarkaur Northrup, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl OM
Amarkaur Northrup has been a licensed acupuncturist (LAc) since 1991. She received her degree, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM), from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. In over 20 years of practicing Chinese and Holistic medicine, Amarkaur has expanded and refined her knowledge by taking advanced courses in orthopedic acupuncture, sports medicine, digestive disorders, insomnia, fatigue, and anxiety, offered by nationally known experts in these specialties.
She is committed to continually expanding her skills and knowledge as a practitioner to provide her patients with the most effective and results oriented care possible. She believes in a collaborative approach to wellness, and works with both medical doctors and other health care professionals to provide the best possible complementary care that results in a timely healing process.
She utilizes many modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxa, electrical/TENS, diet/nutrition, postural exercise, Qi Gong, and Kundalini yoga. Combining these modalities her goal is to assist people to achieve optimum results from the relief of pain, discomfort, and illness, and to help restore their body to balance.
Amarkaur has developed gentle and effective treatment protocols for a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems, and is committed to providing you the guidance and knowledge necessary that will assist you in achieving lasting results and promote radiant health.
Why Choose Amarkaur
Based on her firsthand experience healing from several sports injuries, and being hit by a car while riding a bike she feels that the techniques of orthopedic/sports medicine acupuncture are the most effective at providing faster more comprehensive relief from musculo-skeletal pain and injuries. These techniques include orthopedic muscle assessments, which provide information regarding injury to specific muscle groups and soft tissue weakness, and utilizes points known as neuro-muscular points, as well as trigger points, to specifically target the injured tissue. She also has personal experience coping with chronic digestive and sleep disorders, and feels she has a lot to offer those suffering these challenges.
Amarkaur has a lifelong interest in exercise, diet & nutrition, meditation and yoga. She brings this reflective experience into her practice to support her patients in their healing process. Her goal is to assist people to become balanced and healthy in their lives and to make changes in their lifestyles that will help them to live free of pain and illness. Amarkaur believes that each of us must develop the capacity for healing ourselves in order to be able to fulfill our goals in life, and serve our families and communities with joy and grace.
When not performing the service she loves, Amarkaur enjoys travel in the Pacific NW and around the world, backyard bird watching, getting out doors for a good hike in the Gorge, or any number of the many wonderful hiking trails in this beautiful state that we are all so blessed to live in.
Soaring Crane Acupuncture
Amarkaur has designed her practice to reflect all she has learned. Her therapy rooms provide a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where healing can take place.