Amarkaur Linda Northrup, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl OM
Amarkaur Northrup has been a licensed acupuncturist (LAc) for over 28 years and has practiced in Oregon and Connecticut. She received her degree, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM), from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1991 and holds diplomate status with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Amarkaur is committed to continually growing and expanding her knowledge. She refines her skills by taking advanced courses offered by nationally recognized experts in sports medicine acupuncture, allergies and immune disorders, women’s health, GI disorders and many others.
With a lifelong interest in exercise, meditation, Qi Gong and kundalini yoga she brings this reflective experience into her practice to support patients in their own healing process. Each of us has the capacity to heal ourselves and to fulfill our goals in life, so that we may serve our families and communities with joy and grace.
In a supportive environment where each person is treated with compassion and respect, she takes a collaborative approach to healing and wellbeing. Every effort is made to educate patients regarding treatment plans and lifestyle changes that will support each person in achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellbeing.
When not keeping up with advances in the health sciences, Amarkaur enjoys backyard bird watching, meditation, travel and heading out for a wonderful hike in this beautiful state that we are so blessed to live in.
My Journey As a Healer
My first experience using alternative medicine came as a young woman when I was hit by a car while riding a bike…
My journey as a healer began when I was a young girl and my father, a WWII veteran who had spent time in Japan, would have me walk on his back or use my knees and elbows to deeply workout his many aches and pains. He told me that in Japan they used these techniques to relieve pain and muscle spasm.
As a young adult I became interested in a Japanese diet known as the Macrobiotic Diet, which focused on the healing powers of miso and the balance of Yin & Yang. This diet opened my mind to the Eastern concepts of Qi and the energetic body.
While living in Bend, Oregon where I was introduced to the Macrobiotic diet, I was hit by a car while riding a bicycle. This occurred in the days before helmets, and I sustained a pretty serious head injury that resulted in seven days of amnesia with multiple injuries. When I was released from the hospital I was told to avoid pain medications to prevent complications with my head injury. With no further guidance I was left to heal and recover on my own. I found myself drawn to Japanese acupressure books and discovered I had a natural affinity for finding acupressure and painful trigger points. Later I realized that this must have stemmed from what my father had taught me years ago as a child. In 1982 I learned that Portland opened its first acupuncture college, and I moved to Eugene to begin my college degree in health sciences.
“Thank You Dad”