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About Peter R. Martin, LAc 

Born in Clearwater, Florida and raised in Hawai'i, Peter Martin has practiced acupuncture for over 25 years and was licensed as a massage therapist for  40 years. He completed an interdisciplinary B.A. in Movement Studies/Dance and Health and Healing from Naropa University, and holds a master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

His credentials include diplomate status conferred by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and certificates of advanced study from the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China, and the International Acupuncture Training Center at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. He presently serves as Associate Medical Director at Complementary Healthcare Plans and was formerly chair of the Board of Trustees for the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Peter Martin

Professional Credentials:

  • Member of the Oregon Health Authority Integrated Medicine Advisory Group - 2013
  • Deputy Executive Chair, Nanjing International Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Second World Congress on Chinese Medicine - 2004
  • Board of Trustees Chair, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - 2003-2016
  • AMA CPT Acupuncture Work Group - 2003
  • Board of Directors, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance - 2002
  • Executive Committee, Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium - 2002
  • Chair, First Plenary Session of the Nanjing Symposium of the Beijing 2000 International Congress on Traditional Medicine - 2000
  • Board of Directors, Complementary Healthcare Plans Northwest - 1999
  • Member, Oregon Medical Assistance Program Acupuncture Task Force - 1998
  • President, Oregon Acupuncture Association - 1997
  • Board of Directors Chair, Acumed - 1997
  • Board of Trustees, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - 1994-2016
  • Honorary Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern Harbin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China - 1993
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, Oregon Medical Board - 1993
  • Diplomate, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - 1992
  • Bereavement Support Volunteer, Kaiser Permanente Hospice Program, Portland, Oregon - 1988
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, Oregon State Department of Health - 1977-2017

Educational Background:

  • Certification in Acupuncture, World Health Organization International Acupuncture Training Center, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China - 1998
  • Certification in TCM Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Gynecology, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China - 1992
  • Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon - 1992
  • Certified in Deep Tissue Bodywork, Looyenwork Institute, San Francisco, California - 1988
  • Certified in Oriental Medical Massage, Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, St. Petersburg, Florida - 1986
  • B.A. in Health and Healing, Dance and Movement Studies, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado - 1986
  • Kinesiology, Anatomy, and Dance, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon - 1979-80
  • Anthropology, Psychology, and Dance, Reed College, Portland, Oregon - 1976-79