Rebecca Groebner, L.Ac

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Rebecca (Bex) Groebner holds a degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and is licensed through the Oregon Medical Board. Prior to this, she earned a Physics degree from Portland State University.

Bex currently teaches Integrative Biomedicine and Medical Ethics at the National University of Natural Medicine. She is an instructor and camp lead with the Acupuncture Relief Project in rural Nepal. (You can read about her work in Nepal here.) Outside of running the Local Healer Clinic, she is a volunteer member of the State of Oregon's Emergency Reserve Pool of Healthcare Volunteers (SERV-OR) and  takes part in government trainings so that she can assist with medical needs during times of man-made or natural disasters in our area.

Bex is originally from Olympia, Washington and very much loves the entire Puget Sound region and the smell of salt water. She is the mama of two amazing boys and enjoys watching them fully embrace their brilliant selves. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, she worked for many years as a chef and was a legal advocate for women through the YWCA's SafeChoice program. She loves ancient medical theory and is dedicated to clinical efficacy; constantly working to increase her knowledge of evidence-based practice around East Asian medicine, while honoring the roots of the practice.

In her spare time, Bex enjoys translating Classical Chinese medical texts, riding her motorcycle, indoor skydiving, dancing and is working on her scuba certification.

"Treating patients for many years has taught me that the body is truly a temple for something un-explainable in us, call it soul or spirit or whatever we will. We are more than the material parts of the cells that make us up. Healing must occur on every part of our being: the physical, the emotional and the mental/spiritual. We do ourselves a disservice when we fail to honor all of these pieces. True healing affects us on every level, it really is holistic in that way."



Cybele holds a Master's degree in Classical Chinese Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR and is licensed through the Oregon Medical Board. She has received additional training in Chinese herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, and various bodywork techniques.

Cybele's undergraduate degree is in studio art, and she spent a long time working as a copywriter before her own health challenges led her to Chinese Medicine. After her very first treatment, she knew her path forward was to understand how the medicine worked, and to share it with others. 

Cybele is originally from Richmond, Virginia, moved to the Pacific Northwest seventeen years ago, and promptly fell in love with her new home. Cybele lives with her engineer husband and two rambunctious cats, and spends her spare time gardening, eating good food, reading good books and exploring the wild beauty of Oregon.