Clarissa Smith L.Ac., Herbalist


Clarissa Smith is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Oregon and is nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture. A 1997 graduate of Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, she is the founder of Jade Acupuncture, and has practiced in the northwest neighborhood of  Portland, Oregon since 1998.

Clarissa has a rich background in herbal medicine, having begun her training at Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine in 1982 where she studied clinical herbalism as well as wild harvesting of medicinal plants and pharmacology.

In 2011, Clarissa completed a professional post graduate training in Canonical Chinese Medicine with Dr. Arnaud Versluys to further enhance her ongoing studies of classical Chinese herbal medicine. She treats a wide variety of internal disorders, with a focus on digestive issues, headaches, respiratory, skin disorders and all women’s health issues.

A passionate advocate of natural medicine, Clarissa strives to educate her patients to take care of their health in a fun and practical way. She has also been a student of various nutrition philosophies for the past 25 years and incorporates nutritional wisdom into her work with patients.

Clarissa is very in tune with the needs of her clients and was meticulous in the initial discussion about how to improve my health. She also gave extremely practical advise about dietary adjustments that would optimize my health. I am very enthusiastic about collaborating with Clarissa in the future to eliminate these ailments. Thank you!
— Josh M.