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Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular as people seek alternatives to Western medicine.  Many of our patients have come to us after giving up on traditional methods used by many Doctors Today.  Acupuncture treats the underlining causes not the symptoms.

Welcome to Advanced Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Clinic, www.aachc.com.  For your safety only sterilized, high quality disposable needles are used.

Many insurance plans cover Acupuncture.

New - Foods, Spices, and Herbs that Heal - Food Brochure - Includes Bad Foods for Arthritic Patients, and Foods, Spices and Herbs Information.

There are other colleagues working at our clinics. Our Naturopath, Dr. Tanis Kleckler, graduated from NUNM (National university of Natural Medicine) in Portland, OR also she is a licensed acupuncturist graduated from OCOM (Oreon College of Oriental Medicine) in Portland , OR. Natalie Lehmann LAc. MaCOM practice full time at Lake Oswego office.

Maryam Samuel-John L.Ac, Dip (NCCAOM) and Haley Simon L.Ac. Dip (NCCAOM) and massage therapist practice part time at the clinic.

 Nikki is very sensitive to the needs and wellbeing of each and every one of her patients. That is why she pursued her higher level education, "To Better Help You"!

Biography of Nikki Medghalchy

Dr. Nooshin Nikki Medghalchy

Graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland with a Master's degree (1999) and a Doctoral degree (2007) in Acupuncture and Oriental Herbal Medicine. She also trained and interned at the China Nanjing International Acupuncture University and Training Center in Nanjing, China, with a specialty in cardiovascular medicine, with further training in the doctoral program in women's health and geriatric medicine; also trained in Seoul, Korea during this period. A Diplomat of Acupuncture, certified by the National Commission for Certification, she holds an acupuncture license in the states of Washington and Oregon. She has training in Enzyme Therapy (Dark Field) for gastrointestinal disorder from Santa Fe, NM.

Nikki has a unique background in medicine. She was a dental hygienist and trained in nursing school in Iran. She moved to the United States in 1976. She was trained in dialysis as a patient care and equipment technician at the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston, with certification from Seratronics for the successful completion of the DRS4 Dialyzer Reprocessing System in Advanced Course. She trained in Biomedical Engineering at Texas Southern University of Houston until 1986, then moved to Vancouver, WA to continue her profession in home and center dialysis at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Nikki considers prevention the best cure to the disease process. She focuses on helping and educating her patients as how to take better care of themselves.

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Biography of Maryam Samuel-John, L.Ac.


I graduated with a Biology degree from Concordia University with an emphasis in Medicine. I continued to find my path by working as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator for a private practice in Portland, OR. I would perform randomized control trials on patients with Allergies, Asthma, and COPD. The goal was to obtain data for pharmaceutical companies to see how effective, efficient and safe these products were before being approved to the public. As I continued working as a research coordinator I was experiencing my own aliments from being a competitive athlete.


After herniating a disc in my back in 2009, I was adamant about feeling better. I followed the strict guidance of my primary care provider by completing cortisone shots, physical therapy, and taking pharmaceuticals.  Through this process I realized that nothing was helping me control the discomfort long term, but instead just masking the pain.  I knew being in chronic pain was not a healthy way of life and I was determined to eliminate the symptoms rather than hide them.


I kept hearing about all the wonderful affects acupuncture can bring to people in pain, so I thought I would give it a try. I mean, could this Voo-doo medicine really work?  After my first round of treatments my sciatic pain decreased significantly and my pain was reduced to mild-intermittent. I was feeling the best I had felt in years. My curiosity of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was my focus and I had discovered a new passion that was less invasive than the western paradigm of pharmaceuticals and surgical intervention. I soon applied to the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.


Currently, I am a graduate and a teacher’s assistant for multiple courses at the college. I’m Nationally certified through NCCAOM and licensed in the state of Washington.


With the combination of both Western and Eastern medicine knowledge, it allows me to use a multiple angle approach to healing and recovery. I address all conditions and diseases with a keen interest in internal medicine. I utilize acupuncture, herbal medicine and a wide array of additional auxiliary healing modalities- shiatsu, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and electro-stimulation to effectively address the primary cause of the condition.


Biography of Tanis Kleckler

Dr. Tanis Kleckler

Are you suffering from an acute or chronic health issue, or have an interest in optimizing your health? Dr. Kleckler provides therapies which are individualized and focused on improving your health concerns as well as your overall health.    
Through integration of an in-depth health intake, physical exam, comprehensive laboratory testing, and intake of your experiences and goals, Dr. Tanis Kleckler considers the whole person (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and life situation) in order to develop therapies which are tailored to achieve effective individualized care. A focus will always be to identify the root cause and develop a supportive physician-patient relationship to guide the healing process. 
"It is important to me, that I listen to the patient and their experiences in order to provide options, education, and therapies which can empower and effectively move an individual to greater health. Healing is a journey and a process. I work hard to provide the resources and therapies which are least harmful and most appropriate for each person. My therapies are a blend of eastern and western, modern and traditional, with a strong focus on research and clinical effectiveness."
Dr. Tanis Kleckler is trained in the use of multiple therapies including western and eastern (Chinese) herbs, vitamins and minerals and whole food nutritional therapies, IV therapy, massage, shiatsu, homeopathy, and multiple therapies for alleviating stress, anxiety, and unwanted patterns. After January 2018, she will introduce acupuncture as a primary therapy. 
Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry - Colorado State University
Doctor of Naturopathy - National University of Natural Medicine - Honors in Research
CNME Certified Residency through Bastyr University 
Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Other trainings: Advanced Shiatsu (Quantum Shiatsu), Yuen Method, Matrix Energetics, Geotran, Reiki, Reconnective Energy, and Neuromodular Technique.

Biography of Natalie Lehmann

I grew up in a tourist hot spot in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. I'm a California girl and love the great outdoors. My image changed when I moved to Portland. With the grey clouds looming over the city for most of the year, my hair soon changed from blond to strawberry blond. I'd like to say that I went to acupuncture to get my blond hair back, but herbs won't do that.

My first experience with acupuncture was nerve wrecking. I didn't really want to go and have needles put in me. How biased I was since that was the profession I chose to go into. My mother went for various reasons and it helped her. I had no problems to speak of, only my "normal". I went in, sat through the interview, had my pulse taken and my tongue looked at (which I laughed about and felt very self-conscious. I never thought it would be so weird to have anyone look at my tongue). I got on the treatment table and had a few needles put in. Then the tough part came, waiting. I brought my mom to this first appointment because I was so nervous. I had her wait in the room with me and chatted the whole time. I'm very antsy and the thought of relaxing was boring to me...at the time. Now, I have come to love acupuncture and the down time letting the needles do their magic.

I had no special event, realization, or vision that led me to do acupuncture. Instead, it all started with art. I was a very creative child and enjoyed all forms of drawing and painting. I soon realized I wanted to do more for my fellow man. First, the thought of being a police officer came to mind. I wanted to put bad guys behind bars, but I didn't want to have a gun. That wouldn't work, so I thought of becoming a scientist. I imagined finding cures to diseases by using different plants. I did little experiments with vegetation that never proved anything, but squirrels enjoyed eating my creations on nearby rocks. As I grew older, I came to the idea of nursing, however, in the long run it wasn't the fit for me. A family friend did Applied Kinesiology and I saw how it worked and thought 'Cool, I can do that and help people'. She told me to start by going to school for acupuncture.

After I graduated from high school, my parents and I moved to Portland, Oregon. I started community college to get my prerequisites for Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). During those years at Clackamas Community College, I received my Administrative Office Assistant Certificate. I was accepted to OCOM in 2009, and started my schooling in 2010. I graduated from OCOM with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Biography of Haley Simon:

Hayley attended Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in 2013, graduating with a Holistic Health Practitioner certificate to become a licensed massage therapist with the California Massage Therapy Council. She focused on techniques including Myofascial Meridian Release, Sports Massage, PNF Stretching, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Western Herbal Medicine. She then continued her education at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine graduating with a Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2019, receiving a Diplomat of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Hayley comes from sunny southern California where she spent most of her younger years playing competitive water sports, swimming in the ocean, and making art. Being a highly active and creative person, she naturally gravitated toward an education focusing on body awareness and physiology. Informing her practice of medicine is a history of practicing and teaching yoga and meditation. Though she continues to draw from this experience, Hayley sought a way to further help those struggling with acute and chronic pain and maintain optimal health. With massage therapy she gained a fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology while acupuncture and herbal medicine opened the door to treating the whole person.

An avid herbalist and outdoor enthusiast, Hayley can be found hiking, wildcrafting, and rock climbing in Oregon’s lush forests and high deserts. She exhibits a deep respect and caring for her patients, invests in the progress of their healing, and upholds the highest standards of evidence-based medicine.

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