About your practitioner
I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, after completing the rigorous 3 year program. While studying there, I gained experience in pain management, digestive disorders, women's health, herbal medicine, and community based clinics.
After graduation, I had the great opportunity to travel to Nanjing, China to continue my study at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There I worked in the hospitals alongside Chinese physicians performing acupuncture and prescribing herbal medicine for Chinese patients. Interning in China gave me new techniques while training with masters of the medicine, as well as experience in the traditional group treatment setting.
Prior to enrolling in acupuncture school, I practiced as a massage therapist for several years. After using acupressure on my clients, with great results, I became interested in pursuing East Asian medicine even more, which led me to OCOM.
When Erica is not at the clinic, she enjoys the coastal life with her husband, 2 sons, dog and chickens, all living on a farm. Erica and her husband Thomas are farmers at Sitka Springs Farm, so you can find them at the Newport Farmers Market on the weekends.
Erica Leaton, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Oregon Board of Medicine
Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.)
B.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences, Minor in Special Education (University of Oregon)
Clinical Internship: Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Nanjing, China)
About the Clinic
Central Coast Community Acupuncture (CCCA) was founded in 2009 with a mission to offer affordable acupuncture to our community, so that you can feel better, regardless of insurance coverage or income.
CCCA is a proud member of the national cooperative, The People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). POCA is commited to encourage and train acupuncturists in the Community Acupuncture model, so that this vital resource is available all across America. Community acupuncture improves quality of life, reduces isolation, pain and suffering, and allows people to come in as often as they need to get better.