Dr. Jennifer Means graduated with high honors from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1995. She began her private practice in 1996. She served NCNM as clinic supervisor from 1997-2003 and taught Pathology from 1997-2007. She also taught Pathology at the Oregon School of Massage from 1997-2005 and has taught Homeopathy at Birthingway College of Midwifery since 2000.
Constantly engaged in expanding her knowledge and capacity to serve her patients, she has developed expertise in treating debilitating chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She also has received extensive post-doctoral education in the treatment of pediatric and adult neurological disorders and in environmental detoxification. She combines the ancient art of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with cutting edge nutritional and environmental therapies as well as the traditional naturopathic modalities of herbalism, homeopathy and hydrotherapy to address a wide range of illnesses. She is experienced in working with and supporting patients who are undergoing conventional treatments for cancers and other life-threatening diseases and she is well regarded and has close relationships with many MD’s.
Most of all, Dr. Jennifer is well known for her warm, compassionate, joyful and nurturing spirit. Her highest priority is making sure that her patients are heard and empowered on their paths to healing. She welcomes patients of all ages and has a particular skill and joy for working with children.
Dr. Jennifer lives in the Cedar Mill neighborhood and is happily married to Jonathan Merritt. They have two wonderful children, Maya and Eli, as well as Jonathan’s elder daughter, Madeline. In her spare time, Dr. Jennifer enjoys playing guitar, making art, cooking, entertaining friends and engaging with nature. She experiences and expresses her spirituality through her deep connection with the natural world.