Sivan Dirks, LAc
SIVAN DIRKS is a Licensed Acupuncturist with the Oregon Medical Board and is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture by NCCAOM. She earned her Master's Degree in Acupuncture at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York, NY. After graduation, Sivan completed an internship at Tri-State and became a Faculty Assistant, teaching clinical practice. Before moving to Oregon, she practiced in New York both as a private practitioner and as a team member at a community acupuncture clinic.
Her interest in the healthcare field began while studying Anthropology at the University of Washington. While enrolled, she traveled to Kenya to study the social aspects of HIV/AIDS in rural communities and found herself drawn to the ways in which the people she met maintained health and wellbeing. A spark was lit. Shortly thereafter Sivan began down a path that ultimately led her to the lifelong study of Eastern philosophy, Chinese medicine and energetics.
As an acupuncturist, Sivan aspires to treat the whole individual (physically, emotionally and energetically) and empower people to take an active role in their healing process. She believes that the body and mind are inextricably linked, and mutually influence and support each other. Through acupuncture, qigong and other Eastern modalities she hopes to create balance and harmony for health promotion and preservation.
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu