An Sen means “Peaceful Heart” in Chinese. Since conception, An Sen has come from this very place. We believe that a peaceful heart creates balance in the body and mind, which is why we have created an environment and an opportunity that we hope will reconnect you with your own heart. An Sen’s mortar space is quite simple, yet elegant in design, with an emphasis on traditional and modern Oriental. Our primary focus has, and always will remain the same…to help those in need by providing exceptional customer service and quality treatments.
Alysia Anderson- L.Ac., M.Ac.OM
Alysia has been in practice for 8 years as an Acupuncturist and over 12 years as a Bodyworker. Alysia is Nationally and State Certified to practice Acupuncture, and Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine in Portland Oregon. Alysia was introduced to Acupuncture starting in 2000, when she worked as a research associate for the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Integrative Medicine-Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Department. She began her Masters Degree program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2002 @ the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, studying with many well renowned doctors from China and the United States.
She started An Sen Acupuncture & Massage Clinic in Portland Oregon in 2007. Growing up, Alysia was an artist and your not so typical ‘jock’, trained as a competitive athlete, was all state in track and cross-country running, and played intercollegiate basketball. Her evolved specialties include: sports medicine techniques (injury, recovery, endurance & preventative methods), fertility methods (combing acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle); internal medicine disorders (such as digestive and hormonal issues); ‘therapy like’ emotional sessions (‘5 Element Medicine’)to help patients through difficult periods of their lives, as well as, working with small children and their parents in hard to treat pediatric conditions.
Her first question to a new patient will always be (even if you have had acupuncture before), “Have you ever felt the “qi”? Well, have you? She connects to her patients, reminding them that they are never alone and that everyone has something, nothing is weird, and the body is connected to the mind and vice versa. As doctors of this medicine we are facilitators of your healing journey, and as a patient, you are OUR teacher.
“…the Acupuncture treatment yesterday was very powerful.no allergic reactions today so far, and my backache is gone.I’ve been sitting at the computer most of the day with no problem.thanks!”
“Thanks for the great massage. I’m totally mellowed out. I think I’d like to start every day like that!”
“Thank you for the acupuncture and massage work you did for my shoulder yesterday. I actually feel 100% better-though I still can feel some discomfort down in my elbow area.Met with my physician. She did not agree with the emergency physicians either that it was bursitis. I mentioned to her you had been working on that area and she said you made a good diagnosis!”
“Thank you for your herbal/nutritional phone consultation. I want you to know that your recommendations were beyond helpful. I am following the alkaline diet and take an acidophilus capsule and aloe juice every morning. I sip the licorice tea daily. I started feeling a difference in my stomach IMMEDIATELY and I hav’nt had any problems with it since. I cannot thank you enough. My mother thanks you as well (as she was quite worried about me). I have an appointment to get a complete physical next week but I hope that I can contact you in the future if I need to.”