Loran Scruggs is a licensed “East Asian Medicine Practitioner.” She has been practicing in Port Townsend since 2003. She thought she might become an Ethnobotanist because of her love of herbs and their healing properties. She followed another love and got her first degree in fine arts with a focus in sculpture. This interest in art and health came together at a lecture on what brings toxicity into your life. The lecturer was using Chinese medical terms, the Livers time of year is the spring, its color is green and its smell is rancid. These metaphors were what initially brought Loran back to a career in health, receiving acupuncture and feelings its transformative qualities, she knew she found her path.
Loran then studied at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, a Classical Five Element program following the Worsley tradition. CFEA is a powerful nature-based healing discipline, advocating the use of energies inherent in all living things to promote the body's ability to heal itself. How many times have we become hurt or sick and thought, “I’ll just wait -- I will get better”? Many times this works, but when it doesn't, acupuncture is what can balance our body’s natural inclination for health to take charge again. Clearing blocks and moving the vital energy called Qi acupuncture makes it so you can live your life more at ease.
As there are many different styles of Martial Arts, so it is with Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Loran employs several modalities including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, diet and lifestyle counseling.
When she's not practicing acupuncture, Loran enjoys time with her sweetie and friends, spends time creating art and generally celebrates the joy of life and being.