Kathleen King, LAc, PTA

The attraction of the Cascade mountains and Pacific coastline lead Kathleen to Oregon over twenty years ago. It is here, in Portland, the she earned her master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.


Kathleen has been working in the medical field since high school. Starting as a dental assistant for seven years and then receiving her Associates in Arts degree in physical therapy assisting. She has worked in a variety of medical settings and patient populations, including acute care, out-patient orthopedic and in-patient skilled rehabilitation. Navigating our modern medical institutions can be challenging and stressful. Kathleen strives to bridge Eastern and Western medical perspectives while understanding the value of a team approach to optimal wellness.


Physical therapy exercises and acupuncture complement each other to accelerate healing from soft tissue and skeletal injuries and build strength and resiliency to protect the body from unforeseeable stresses. Acupuncture, in particular, can bring balance, physical strength and awareness to your exercise routine and overall wellness. Kathleen brings her understanding and passion of both therapeutic approaches while specializing  in pain management, chronic headaches, PMS and sports injuries with a strong focus on patient education.


When she isn't working, it is likely she is paddling her stand up paddle board on one of Oregon's pristine lakes or hiking on Mt. Hood or spending time in her community garden plot growing fresh vegetables. She is happy to call Portland her forever home and looks forward to offering her unique skill set to Sage Clinic.


Come see Kathleen for relief from:


  • stress
  • acute pain
  • sports injuries
  • chronic pain
  • digestive dysfunction
  • back pain
  • plantar fasciosis, or foot pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • headaches
  • PMS