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.
Jocela Mae Crawford helped start the clinic in 2010 and continues to serve as the heart of its operations in roles as manager, creative director, and co-president with Brehan. Knowing simply running the business wouldn’t be enough, she graduated from The Shasta Yoga Institute in 2010 under the study of yoga therapist Amy Cooper in her hometown of Mt. Shasta, CA. Since graduating she has pursued a deep personal study of yoga and biomechanics with prominent teachers up and down the West coast as well as Laurel Beversdorf in New York city. She works directly with Brehan to ensure each person who visits Crawford Wellness receives the absolute best and caring treatment possible.
She enjoys working with local doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, other medical professionals to provide yoga as therapy and to better serve the community through the lens of yoga.
Utilizing centuries-old wisdom, she will transform your understanding of what yoga is and how you can apply it to your body and life. As an instructress of yoga she is hilarious, warm, welcoming, and makes everyone feel safe to explore and push their own boundaries. At home she is an artistic mother and best friend to her two daughters and wife to Brehan, all of whose hamstrings are tighter than she’d like.
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. She is the mother of 4 children and an apprentice in midwifery.