About Dr. Behall

Diane Behall, DAOM, LAc

Dr. Behall is passionate about empowering her clients to achieve optimal health using natural medicine. Her interest in alternative medicine began almost 20 years ago as an undergraduate psychology student. After years of working for non-profit companies, she decided to combine her interests in healing and research by pursuing a master’s and doctoral degree in East Asian medicine.

With 10 years of experience, Diane is a catalyst for transformative healing using a combination of acupuncture, massage, and cupping. She has a very gentle, energy-based style that caters to sensitive patients.

Before settling in Portland, Diane grew up in the Washington, DC metro area and lived in Chicago, IL. She loves to explore new places and has traveled extensively in North America (42 US states, Canada, and Mexico), as well as visits to Australia, England, France, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand.


Diane studied acupuncture at both the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in Chicago and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, receiving her master’s and doctoral degree from the latter. She is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (Dipl OM) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed by the Oregon Medical Board. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a double major in psychology and criminal justice.

Advanced Training Includes:

  • Doctoral Degree – advanced two-year degree program that combines allopathic medicine, research, and Chinese medicine focusing on women’s health and geriatric diseases
  • Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves – advanced training in a small group setting (60 hrs) on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of sports injuries, acute/chronic pain, and enhancing sports performance
  • Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China – two externships in Chinese hospitals (2008 & 2016) focusing on stroke rehabilition, pain management, and women’s health
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Training Program at NYU Lutheran Hospital, Brooklyn, NY – training (60 hrs) for treating stroke patients with acupuncture in an in-patient hospital setting
  • Institute of Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine – acupuncture support for cancer patients during and post cancer treatment
  • Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture – facial rejuvenation


OHSU Comprehensive Pain Center
Center for Health and Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave
15th floor
Portland, OR 97239