Melissa Bautista, LAC

Licensed Acupuncturist in Portland, OR

Melissa Bautista, LAC

Melissa Bautista is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified in Chinese herbology & medical theory, biomedicine and a diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM). Her treatments include acupressure, aromatherapy and psychosomatic approaches for holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit. She strives to offer exceptional and effective holistic healthcare to all.

Melissa is a former Medical Assistant (MA) who received her AAS in 2010 from Everest College in Portland, OR. In 2021, she graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) with a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM). She received her massage license in 2021 with a specialty in Shiatsu massage and bodywork.

When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys quality time with her daughter and loves to teach her how to dance hula. Melissa takes great pride in the incorporation of her family's rich tradition of healing, both at home and in the clinic, to pay homage to her Hawaiian culture and to honor the things she learned growing up.