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About - Marcia Mueller, L.Ac.

If you’re looking for an acupuncture clinic in Portland where you’re treated as an individual in a calm and nurturing environment then my practice might be for you. When I started Different Drummer Acupuncture in 1998 I tried to make it a place that people would want to come to and based on the comments I get from my patients I think that I’ve succeeded.  I specialize in using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat sports injuries in both adults and children, women’s health including fertility and pregnancy and all types of pain. In addition I work on allergies, colds and flu. By it’s very nature acupuncture is all about balance so I also find myself treating stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, digestion problems and lack of energy. I also do Mei Zen facial acupuncture where I can tonify and lift your face. By treating the person not just the symptom I get better overall results than if I just treat the symptom. One of the things I enjoy most about my practice is that I have entire families coming to me. It’s especially nice to be able to treat a preteen or teen and teach them about acupuncture and the importance of maintaining good health.

I took the name Different Drummer from Henry David Thoreau’s quote: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”  The original Drummer with the quote was given to me by a friend (Karen Engleman) when we were in high school.

I was raised in the midwest (Iowa) and moved to Portland to go to Lewis and Clark College. I loved Oregon so much I stayed and after college I worked in several sales jobs eventually winding up at Nike as an apparel sales representative. It was during this time that I experienced the power of acupuncture with a health issue of my own.  The acupuncture helped my pain, but what really impressed me was how it helped me deal with stress.  I try to bring both the physical healing and the stress reduction aspects of acupuncture to all my patients. 

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Marcia Mueller, L.Ac.
Different Drummer Acupuncture
7380 SW Gable Park Road
Portland, OR 97225