Dr. Crystal Ford
DACM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Dr. Ford is a dedicated practitioner whose goal is to provide her patients with the best possible care utilizing her expertise in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Ford obtained her Masters Degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the #1 ranked school for Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the nation.
She furthered her knowledge while studying in China in 2018 with top doctors at Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Ford received her doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 2019, and is one of 7% of acupuncturists in the US that go on to become doctors.
Dr. Aleia Tipton
DTCM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Dr. Tipton is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a passion for helping people achieve their best quality of life. In additional to acupuncture and herbal recommendations, Aleia uses nutrition, mindfulness and movement as tools for patients to attain their individual health goals.
Aleia attended University of Oregon and University of Tarapaca in Northern Chile studying integrative medicine and International Public Health before completing her Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) in Santa Cruz, California at Five Branches University.
Dr. Charles Fleck
DSOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Dr. Fleck deeply believes in listening to the body as a guiding principle for treatment. Meeting his patients where they are at in order to meet their healing goals is his top priority. Dr. Fleck utilizes acupuncture, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, qigong tuina and a constitutional nutritional approach in order to facilitate optimal health in his patients.
Dr. Fleck received his Doctorate Degree of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. While he was there he studied under renowned practitioners that imparted on him the essence of Classical Chinese Medicine. Upon graduation, he went on to do his residency at The Healing Order with Dr. Heiner Fruehauf Ph.D, L.Ac and Dr. Chris Metro ND, L.Ac where he facilitated patients through a wide variety of illnesses including Lyme disease, cancers of various kinds, Covid, upper respiratory infections, physical pain and much more.
He did his Doctoral capstone research on Sasang Constitutional Dietetics and has received extensive ongoing training and mentorship under Tracy Stewart L.Ac. “Food as Medicine” is a popular phrase these days but Dr. Fleck truly believes in the power of food and has seen many recalcitrant issues resolve after doing a deep dive into one’s diet.
Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Deschutes Acupuncture practices strict acupuncture (TCM) in Bend Oregon and uses authentic TCM treatments designed to complement one another, giving you the power to maintain a balanced health and feel better again.
Deschutes Acupuncture is located at 339 SW Century Dr., in Bend Oregon. This is a clinic practicing multiple modalities within Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, directed by Dr. Crystal Ford, DACM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., a Chinese Medicine practitioner.
Our clinic strives to maintain a high level of prestige and professionalism. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients by bringing harmony to the whole body.
We are an established Bend Oregon Acupuncture Clinic and Chinese Herbal Medicinary treating our community.
Deschutes Acupuncture, a Bend Oregon Acupuncture Clinic
Each patient receives a complete diagnosis and treatment plan which addresses most health conditions whether they manifest physically, emotionally or spiritually. Our clinic is designed to be a calming and healing experience.
DACM, LAc. Our services are provided by Oregon State Licensed and National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified acupuncturists.