MEET YOUR ACUPUNCTURISTS
ROB SINGER L.Ac
Rob Singer received his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, WA. He has been practicing since 2003 and opened ACUPUNCTURE For The PEOPLE in 2006. Working in a group setting has provided lots of experience in treating a wide range of health concerns. He works with a variety of pain patterns, mental-emotional imbalances, allergy control and women’s health including PMS, menopause and pregnancy / birth.
PETER CHABAREK L.Ac
Peter received his Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1998 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He has an extensive public health background, working in clinics helping low-income populations and treating people struggling with addictions. He was instrumental in creating the acupuncture program at Serenity Lane, and also helped start a Chinese herb import business in Portland in 1996 that has become a major source of herbal medicine for manufacturers in the US. He is strongly committed to making the power of Oriental medicine easily available to everyone and is excited to be involved with Community Acupuncture.
MARCO CATUREGLI L.Ac
Originally from Mexico where he studied traditional Mexican healing practices, Marco moved to Washington state to further his education. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University in 2004 he continued on to the Acupuncture program, graduating in 2007 with a Master of Science in Acupuncture. Noticing the similarity between traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Mexican healing, his treatments focus on bringing into balance spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve optimal healing for his clients. Being fluent in Spanish, he has worked to introduce acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to the Spanish speaking community. Marco has experience treating pain at the body level, while also working with the mental and spiritual aspects associated with such. He believes in the capacity of the body to heal thy self and he uses all his knowledge and understanding to support and guide this process.
RYAN LUNA L.Ac
Originally from Southern California, Ryan completed his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Texas Health and Science University in Austin, Texas in 2014. He is currently working on finishing his Doctoral degree at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and has also studied abroad in China at Peking University and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. Ryan strongly believes in affordable patient access to Chinese medicine and has gained first hand experience working at Salem Community Acupuncture (OR). He has completed the Sports Acupuncture apprenticeship program with Whitfield Reaves and as a practitioner of Brazilian jiujitsu, he is especially interested in treating injuries due to the martial arts. Researching about Daoist forms of herbalism and longevity practices are an interesting topic for him as he makes herbal tinctures regularly. One day he aspires to be a scholar of religion and enjoys learning about Asian philosophies and the historical roots of Chinese medicine.
MARY THIMMESCH L.Ac
Mary received her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2006. She has been in private practice for over 10 years in the Eugene Community and is excited to bring her clinical experience to a community acupuncture setting. She has completed advanced Integrative Medicine training with the Mederi Foundation of Ashland, OR, as well as acupuncture cancer care training with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, NY. Mary is a life-long qigong student of Master Zhongxian Wu and enjoys her study of Chen Style Tai Chi here in Eugene at Leung Martial Arts. Her clinical focuses include acute and chronic pain, allergies and asthma, digestive disorders, anxiety/depression, insomnia, women’s health and cancer care.
ERIN AUER-SEARS LMT - Student Observer
Erin has been working in the holistic health field since 2003 working with herbal protocols focusing on detoxification of the skin, bowels and lymph. In 2005 she added massage therapy to her skill set and immediately began working with Myofascial Trigger Point specialists in Chicago, gaining insight into body structure, pain patterns and their perpetuating factors. Erin has worked alongside homebirth midwives, physical therapists, yoga and fitness instructors, acupuncturists and chiropractors for the last decade and has a passion for integrating care. Her desire to become a community acupuncturist comes from a drive to live in a world where everyone has access to wellness practitioners and money doesn’t keep people from treatment. She started her training with POCA tech in Portland in the fall of 2018. Community acupuncture training has given her a renewed sense of curiosity and humility. She is very excited to start a new adventure and career in this arena.