Danielle Lombardi, Associate Acupuncturist at Nourishing Medicine
Biography of Danielle Lombardi
A Maine native, Danielle found her way to Oregon on the seat of a bicycle. After a 6,000 mile bike tour around the country, she fell in love with the mountains, desert and ocean of Oregon and eventually relocated to Portland. She graduated from Bard College with a BA in film studies, and worked in film for 6 years before discovering her love for Chinese Medicine. Danielle received her Master’s degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is certified nationally and in the state of Oregon.
After sustaining a back injury that greatly restricted her movement, Danielle received acupuncture treatment and Qi Gong instruction, which proved to be a profoundly transformative process. Her back pain resolved, but the greatest change was in her discovery of the connection between her mind and body. Through this experience, she became acutely aware of our tendency to hold emotional pain in our bodies, and of the freedom and vitality that comes from releasing it.
Danielle believes that the potential to shift our own energy and realign to our optimal health lies within us. She helps facilitate this process by creating a nurturing space for her patients to find balance and healing from within. Approaching each patient on an individual basis, her acupuncture sessions may also incorporate bodywork, cupping, moxabustion, qigong, sound healing, and herbal medicine. Danielle uses acupuncture as a catalyst for the transformation of body, mind and spirit toward a place of strength and wholeness. She feels honored to share the gift of this medicine with her community.
Danielle’s dedication to community service led her to gain postgraduate training by volunteering with the Acupuncture Relief Project. Over the course of two months she treated hundreds of patients at a primary care health clinic in Nepal. This work strengthened her belief that when people are encouraged to invest in their own health, it not only empowers the patient, but also cultivates healing within the community as a whole.
Danielle’s specialties include women’s health, chronic pain, sports and auto injury, and support for the healing process around major life transitions, stress, trauma and PTSD.
When she is not practicing medicine, Danielle loves hiking, cooking, listening to the ocean, reading, traveling and sharing time with her friends and family.