Colleen Porter opened her practice in downtown Winchester in falls of 2016 after moving to the area from Michigan. She has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 13 years and in that time has worked in private practice as well as in hospitals and multi-disciplinary clinics. Colleen is nationally board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM). In 2005 after four years of graduate level study Colleen completed a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is a licensed acupuncturist with the Virginia Board of Medicine.
For the past thirteen years Colleen has provided her patients with a superior level of treatment. She enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of concerns and in particular loves the challenge of treating difficult cases and helping patients to feel their best. She has specialized training in musculoskeletal disorders, hormonal imbalances (including infertility, menopausal symptoms, and difficult or irregular periods), pediatrics, and oncology. Colleen also has extensive training in tuina and shiatsu, two forms of Asian bodywork, which help inform her patient's treatments.
Colleen listens carefully to her patients and strives to put them on a path toward profound healing. She sees acupuncture as a tool to optimize the body's own natural healing abilities. She loves hearing people's stories and helping to guide them toward improved health, vitality, and happiness.
Colleen worked as part of an Integrative Medicine team in a major Detroit area hospital with M.D's, Naturopaths, massage therapists, and others providing coordinated care to her patients and working in the Oncology Center. She sees that each type of provider can play a part in your healthcare and believes in the importance of respect and communication between conventional and holistic practitioners.
She served two terms as Vice-President of the Board of the Michigan Acupuncture Association. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Anthropology.
Colleen moved to Winchester in 2014 with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time outside hiking, mushroom hunting, cooking, doing art projects, and spending time with her family.