There are several other wonderful practitioners who use Columbia City Acupuncture and Herb Clinic as their home base. We pride ourselves in being a kind, caring and dedicated group of individuals whose goal is to bring about the best health outcomes possible for those who seek our care. All practitioners work independently and can be reached via their respective contact info below


Tripat Chawla, LEAMP
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Tripat practices acupuncture. His approach to treatment is to work with patients to not only cure their specific medical ailment, but also to assist them in maintaining their own health. In addition it is important to find a therapy which is most effective for them. This is not to say healing should always be easy, but rather to know they should feel trust in the process. His information can be found at

Vay-Chee Cheng, BSN, LMP, LEAMP
Vay Chee has been working in health care for more than 20 years. She began working as a nurse in hospital and home health settings, continued her work with licensed massage therapy, and finally came to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In treatment she relies on the five time-tested tools of Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Tui-na (TCM massage), Qi Gong (a gentle form of movement exercise), and nutrition.  Such a balanced approach is well suited and adaptable to treating clients of all ages, and for maintaining optimal health.

Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Letitia Colston, ND
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As a physician Letitia sees herself foremost as a teacher to help people choose their own path to health. She likes to give her patients the necessary tools and support to make informed decisions about their health. Her focus is on prevention and finding balance in a world of increasing stress. Each patient is unique and needs an individualized approach to their health that fits with who they are. Additionally, She believes in a true model of integrated medicine, working with other practitioners from all fields to meet the health needs of her patients. Dr Colston is a graduate of Bastyr University and has been practicing in Columbia City since 2008. Her information can be found at

Massage Therapy

Phoebe Agena, LMP
The intent behind Phoebe’s massage is simply to create space within the body. She feels that everyone can benefit from having a little more space to move around in. Phoebe practices Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, incorporating elements of Lomi Lomi, Structural Integration, and Myofascial release into her work. With every massage, she believes change happens throughout the entire body. She works very intuitively in her massage and tunes in to what her client’s tissue is saying and asking for. She encompasses the whole body in every massage and listens to where her client’s tissue leads her. She works very specifically and sometimes very intensely, but never loses sight of her client as a whole. Because of this she prides herself in nurturing change. Phoebe is a 2009 graduate of Cortiva Institute-Seattle.
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SOMA Neuromuscular Integration
Deborah Nimmons, LLC
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Deborah practices Structural Integration, a form of bodywork based on the work of Dr. Ida Rolf, which works the body’s connective tissue to integrate and align the body in gravity. Structural Integration uses hands-on therapy, movement, verbal cues, and awareness education to improve mobility and reinforce proper alignment and function. Her work includes ScarWork (specific work for reincorporating scar tissue back into a healthy relationship with the surrounding tissue), neuromuscular mobilization (work to free the tissues along the routes of nerves, arteries and veins that may be reinforcing dysfunctional patterns in the body), and a special endorsement to perform Intra-oral therapy. She focuses on integrating the whole being into a healthy and easeful state: body mind and spirit. This approach helps release patterns that confine, allowing more freedom and capacity. Deborah works with all ages and activity levels: young to old, athletes to desk jockeys.
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