Kellie Chambers, L.Ac., MAOM, Dipl.Ac.
Owner and Operator of MoonTree Medicine, LLC and also an independent contractor at Hawthorn Healing Arts Center in Bend, Oregon, has studied Chinese Medicine for over a decade. She applies her passion for healing with ancient Eastern practices, in order to better serve her community. As a Licensed Acupuncturist focusing in Classical and Taoist approaches to health and balance, Kellie utilizes several modalities including Acupuncture, Asian Bodywork, Chinese Nutritional and Herbal Medicine, Qigong Therapies, Cupping, Gua sha, Moxa, Sound therapy and Essential Oils in her treatment sessions. She is also one of the acupuncturists who offers her expertise at Hawthorn’s weekly Community Acupuncture sessions.
Kellie’s love of plants and nature led her to a B.S. in Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. But it was her awareness of Qi (and several Aikido injuries) that led her to earn a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Kellie went on to train with Dr. “flying needle” Wong, in her post graduate study at the NanJing International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in NanJing, China. She passionately passes along her knowledge of this ancient tradition of practice to the next generation of Healers as a professor for the Central Oregon Community College Massage program, as well as teaching Cupping and Gua Sha Workshops (through Cupping Dynamix, LLC) all over the greater Northwest Region to Acupuncturists, Physical Therapist, Nurses, Massage Therapists, and many more, wishing to add some Eastern wisdom to their varied approaches to healing.
Kellie has been studying meditation in many forms for the past 13 years. She is a Ling Gui Certified Master QiGong instructor and continues as a student of Taoist medicine with the Ling Gui International Healing School of Qigong. In addition to treating patients, Kellie offers weekly Qi-Gong classes and in-depth weekend workshops on a seasonal basis. She adds to her qigong instruction with a background in Aikido and Zen style Meditation as well as a 200 hour yoga teacher certification, specializing in Yin yoga.
When not out working with MoonTree, Hawthorn, or Cupping Dynamix, you can find Kellie happily on a sailboat, out for a hike, dancing in ceremony, or reading a book by the fire.
Amber Clark, LMT, AAS, NCBTMB
With over 13 years of experience, Amber's expertise in teaching and practicing the art of massage ranges from Deep Tissue Sports Massage and Myofascial release, to Neuromuscular Therapies and Chinese cupping. Her main focus in bodywork is geared toward working with amateur and professional athletes, and educating clients on the benefits of recovery and self-care. As an 8 year teacher at Central Oregon Community College, Amber's dedication to her students and their educational experience is held in high regard. Her continued pursuance of knowledge concerning the body—its symmetry and structure - is not only evident in her practice and her teaching but also in her way of life.
For her, the human body is a fascinating machine, a genuine work of art. She wholly believes and embodies the sentiment that true power comes from within, and she sees the power of touch as a healing and sustainable way to connect with the self and realize one’s full potential.
She started integrating cups into her Therapeutic massage practice in 2006 and found the benefits to be truly remarkable. She felt compelled to gain a deeper understanding of the true nature of cupping and to explore the history in which it came from. She discovered new and resourceful ways to blend the ancient tradition with modern day therapeutic methods for phenomenal results. She started teaching cupping workshops in 2009 with the hope of sharing this wonderful ancient art to many in the field of bodywork. OR lic#10629
Jamie Lee Kruse, LMT
Gua Sha instructor
As a Bend Oregon native, Jamie shares the passion and excitement of all that Bend has to offer and enjoys being actively involved in her community. When she is not working hard she is often seen; mountain biking, skiing, climbing, camping and hiking, as well as playing hockey and training on aerial silks. As a local athlete Jamie understands the true importance of taking care of a body that is often put the test.
With over 3 years of experience in Massage Therapy her specialty is working with athletes in both Therapeutic Deep Tissue massage and Thai massage. She is a strong believer in the benefits of Gua Sha and Cupping and is passionate about facilitating her clients to become educated and proactive on the importance of self-care. OR license #20451