Crawford Wellness was founded in 2010 first as McMinnville Community Acupuncture and then Brehan Crawford Acupuncture. Since that time the clinic has grown from serving McMinnville and the surrounding Yamhill County area to having patients from the Portland Metro area, the Oregon coast, the I-5 corridor, many other states and even as far away as Singapore, China, Germany and the UK who travel for treatment.
In 2018 the clinic grew to build a dedicated room for Tibetan Foot Soaks, and a studio for Adaptive Yoga taught by Jocela Mae Crawford.
In Brehan’s pursuit of the knowledge necessary to become a leader in chronic pain, Brehan has trained with modern masters and leading practitioners in this field in both the US and China, and has become skilled with using Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and medical Qigong to treat a wide variety of conditions including Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Stroke, Cancer and other conditions.
The clinic is known locally, regionally and nationally as a resource for people seeking relief from chronic pain of any cause; autoimmune conditions and chronic infections, and neurovascular conditions including stroke rehabilitation, but its main focus has become the treatment of patients with chronic Lyme disease.
Although less common on the West Coast than the Northeastern US, Lyme is on the rise in Oregon and nearby areas and many patients have had difficulty finding their symptoms verified by a skilled diagnosis, and even more challenge finding appropriate and effective treatment.
Through the careful study and treatment of hundreds of patients with chronic Lyme, Brehan has refined and pioneered new ways of using three thousand years of Traditional Chinese Medical history to help those affected with this ailment find a path to remission and recovery.
Brehan graduated in 2009 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and spent 5 years in residency at the Hai Shan Clinic studying and practicing Chinese herbal medicine under the supervision of Heiner Fruehauf PhD, a renowned scholar and clinician who specializes in chronic infectious diseases and recalcitrant medical conditions. Brehan has also pursued advanced continuing education under many leaders in the field and pioneered new methods of using Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of chronic infections including Lyme Disease.
Brehan’s main clinical focus is the treatment of patients with chronic Lyme disease and its associated coinfections. He is also a recognized expert in the areas of Chronic Pain; Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue; Neurovascular conditions including Stroke rehabilitation and Neuropathy; and Oncology. Brehan regularly teaches other Chinese Medicine professionals on the advanced use of Chinese herbal medicine for complex and chronic conditions and on the treatment and case management of chronic Lyme disease.
As a clinician Brehan is known for his gentle, compassionate way with patients who have struggled for years or decades to find answers and solutions. Outside of clinical practice he is a loving husband and father and enjoys singing, cooking, hiking, and practicing martial arts.
Our team is dedicated to making your treatment and experience in our office in McMinnville, Oregon as comfortable and compassionate as possible. We’re driven by a clear mission to help those with chronic conditions see dramatic and positive changes in their health.
Co-President, Creative Director
Jocela Mae Crawford helped start the clinic in 2010 and continues to serve as the heart of its operations as its manager, creative director and co-president with Brehan; her genius shines in the Adaptive Yoga classroom assisting patients with chronic pain and mobility issues to find freedom and joy in their lives.
Robin Geck operates the clinic front desk and reception area, handling scheduling and insurance billing while making sure that each and every patient, student, and guest is welcomed with compassion and tea.
Foot Soak & Medicinary
Brianna Goul operates the Foot Soak room and Medicinary, helping patients receive the highest quality of care with kindness, and preparing herbal medicines for our patients to use at home.