Scott Klein L.Ac.
The short story
Scott Klein, LAc focuses on helping his patients recover from physical and mental emotional trauma and to release their symptoms of stress and pain. By integrating Chinese medicine and oriental bodywork, he can assist with problems ranging from repetitive stress and daily stress to returning function after an accident.
An OCOM graduate, with over 25 years experience as a bodyworker in California, Scott Klein is experienced in a variety of massage skills, including craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, reflexology, deep tissue, Shiatsu massage and more. Additionally, he incorporates qigong, breathing exercises and guided visualizations to assist patients in their ability to maintain and enhance the positive effects of their treatments.
The longer story...
Area of Speciality: Pain Relief, stress, sleep, muscular imbalances
Scott Klein, L.Ac. is an expert in pain management, releasing trauma, and helping to repair repetitive stress patterns held in the body. He has been in the healing field for over 25 years, is a licensed acupuncturist, and combines the many healing modalities he has mastered over the years for a deeper healing experience for his clients.
The Desire to Heal Started at an Early Age
Born and raised in Southern California, Scott came to acupuncture in a very round-about way, but as a result, brings a strong western medical background which aids him as he helps his patients.
Scott’s passion for the healing industry began in his early teens when he taught himself massage for allergy relief, practicing often on friends, family, and classmates.
After graduating from high school, Scott attended Humbolt State University, in Northern California where he graduated with a B.A. in Biopsychology.
He headed back home to Southern CA, where he graduated from massage school and extensive continuing ed in light touch techniques– once again following the path that his heart had led him on as a teen.
In his early 30’s, the calling to further his medical career inspired him to return to Humboldt State University where he worked on his pre-med with the intention of becoming an Osteopath. While taking classes, Scott also worked as a medical assistant in a local internal medicine clinic, and one weekend a month, would moonlight as a physical therapy aide at the local hospital.
It didn’t go unnoticed that he often saw the same doctors that he worked with during the week, toiling away at the hospital on the weekends. (Yes, like he was doing.) During this time, there were two Osteopaths in particular that caught his attention. While they progressed forward in their careers, they worked long hours and didn’t appear to be terribly happy. They disclosed that they “didn’t think this was how it would be.”
Burning the candle at both ends like this ran counter to Scott’s perception of embodying the tenants of health and healing — and so, it was clear that a change in course was needed. What had helped him besides osteopathy? After some deliberation he came to realize acupuncture was right there.He enrolled in the highly respected Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, graduating in 2011.
Scott’s Calling is Dedicated to Helping People Get out of Pain and be their best healthy selves
With over 25 years as a bodyworker, Scott is a gifted practitioner with a wide array of modalities to help his patient’s get out of pain and return to health.
An appointment with him is a relaxing experience, where Scott takes the time to learn how you are doing physically and energetically, and determines the best course of action to help you achieve relief and results. His modalities include acupuncture (to honor an agreement acupuncture is not performed through these offices details available upon request), acupressure, craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, reflexology, Shiatsu and more. When appropriate and welcomed, he can incorporate qigong, breathing exercises and guided visualizations to assist patients in their ability to maintain and enhance the positive effects of their treatments.
Superbills are provided for patients to submit to insurance.
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“My shoulder had been bothering me intermittently for a couple of years. I began to work out to strengthen it and had a flare up. I went to Scott for relief, as someone had told me that he specialized in shoulders. Within three treatments, my range of motion had improved by 90% and the pain was gone. I’ve been told that shoulders are tough to heal, so I’m thrilled.”
Pain, feet, increased energy
“Scott Klein has changed my life. As a result of working with him, the pain in my feet has eased and I can stand longer, walk longer, and move my toes better! All-in-all I generally feel better and have more energy.”
Neck and Head Pain
I have been coming for chronic neck pain and headaches. Scott's treatments have provided me with tremendous relief and he does this with genuine concern and a smile!
Arthritis, Pain and Fibromyalgia
I have arthritis in my spine and was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I worked extensively with Scott Klein in 2015 and found considerable relief from my chronic pain and fatigue. Scott’s acupuncture treatments and guided visualizations were really helpful and he’s a joy to work with. Barbara
Combines Acupuncture, Massage and More
Scott is a fine practitioner in that: 1) He listens. 2) You know this because he asks questions about what you said. 3) His approach is broad spectrum from acupuncture to massage to herbal remedies, and he blends the disciplines as needed; 4) he is always firm yet gentle. Strongly recommended!
I have benefited from Scott’s treatments for a number of issues and concerns, some of the immediate and “acute” while others are more long-term. I appreciate that he consistently listens for what is needed now, in context of a bigger picture. For example, challenges of inflammation are always with me, but with Scott’s help, have become much milder and less frequent. I experience a steady recalibration to balance and equilibrium with his support, treatment and encouragement.
Sense of Taste
With an array of modalities in addition to acupuncture, and sensitive intuition, Scott has helped me with many health issues. One of the most significant was restoring my sense of taste, which I had almost completely lost.
Sinus Congestion and Pain
When I became aware of early signs of congestion in November/December, Scott’s work supported relatively rapid clearing that moved pain and pressure from my sinuses to open up and release. His treatments and advice for steps to take to supplement his work made it possible for me to continue with my life, adding some additional rest, but without being bed-bound for days on end. It was a great relief to me physically and emotionally to be able to take care of myself without having to withdraw from normal activities of my work and social life. In previous years, these symptoms were but precursors to a period of about 8-10 days that I would have had to spend in bed.
Whole Body Health Care
I count on Scott for a full spectrum of support that addresses my physical body experiences with attention to more than one dimension: from acupuncture needles to focused massage techniques, and including dietary recommendations, while also gently suggesting areas of inquiry for emotional issues. His care and treatment supports me in remembering that I am a whole being, more than the sum of parts.
“Scott has a great ability to ask the right questions and find out about what’s going on with my body and be able to treat it. I might make a casual comment, but he hears it, asks more questions and does something different – and then I feel better.”
Home and Office Calls Available in
The Dalles, Hood River, Mosier, Dufur
Hours: By Appointment
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 9-6
Community style acupuncture
Tuesday, Thursday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 9AM-1PM
Office Location in
418 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR, 97058