Jenn Collins, L.Ac., MSOM
Jenn Collins, L.Ac, MS is a nationally board certified and Oregon licensed Acupuncturist with a masters degree in Oriental Medicine. She has been actively practicing Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1999. After practicing in Boulder Colorado for two years, Jenn moved to Ashland in 2003 and opened Ashland Holistic Health. In 2016, she opened Holistic Health Acupuncture (formerly Medford Holistic Health) with colleague Jenny Riegg L.Ac. In 2017, Jenn Collins and Jenny Riegg piloted the acupuncture program at the La Clinica Wellness Center in Medford, OR.
Jenn has dedicated her efforts to holistically address a wide variety of health concerns. Her practice primarily focuses on family health with an emphasis on women’s issues, pain relief, digestive disorders, and preventative care. She also has undergone hundreds of hours in specialized trainings in women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy care. She has helped countless couples on their journey of creating a family. She is a member of the Natural Fertility Network, a team of fertility specialists working together to offer couples the best natural healthcare options for infertility. Jenn is easy to talk to, compassionate, and an expert in her field. She is committed to providing a balanced, well-rounded health care experience for the entire family.
Prior to her pursuits in Oriental medicine, she worked as a professional botanist in southern Oregon, and led expeditions for Outward Bound. Her love and knowledge of nature are in integral part of how she practices medicine. Her approach awakens the innate wisdom of the body to heal and maintain wellness. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve optimal health and balance.
Jenny Riegg, L.Ac., MTCM
Jenny Riegg L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. O.M., is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist, licensed in both Oregon & California. As a Chinese Medical Practitioner she works through an integrative medicine approach aimed at bringing balance through comprehensive health care that utilizes the wisdom of traditional treatment methods coupled with modern medical insight.
Rooted in a deep reverence for nature as a guide towards sustained health, her practice incorporates acupuncture, Western & Chinese herbalism, diet, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Jenny feels strongly about encouraging patients to take an active role in their health care, creating individualized treatment plans that stretch beyond the clinic visits to help foster balance and resilience.
Her connection to holistic healing weaves over a decade of work, study and teaching delving into botanical herbalism, traditional nutrition therapies and Oriental medicine. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.
Jenny’s practice specializes in women’s health, fertility and obstetrics. She provides effective and compassionate treatments for conception, ailments during pregnancy and post-partum, hormone imbalances and menstrual & menopausal support. Her general practice includes acute and preventative care treating pain & injury, mental-emotional wellness, and pediatric conditions.
Simon Sharkey, L.Ac., MSOM
Simon Sharkey, Lac., MAcOM is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. Simon’s interest in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine stems from a passion to understand and nurture the body’s innate ability to find balance and heal.
Simon’s curiosity in traditional medicine peaked at a young age; his mother told stories of how acupuncture and herbal medicine helped her overcome infertility, ultimately resulting in two sets of twins—his older sisters, then him and his brother almost 3 years later. He grew up with a strong connection to the natural world, and herbal medicines were a staple at home.
Simon studied various modalities of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, gua sha, shiatsu massage, manual cupping therapy, as well as nutrition and lifestyle structure while earning his master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine at OCOM. Graduating in 2017, he went on to open a private practice in Portland, Oregon, running that until moving to Ashland, Oregon in 2020.
Since graduating, Simon has had success as an acupuncturist treating cases from sports/lifetstyle injuries, stress, anxiety, PTSD, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches/migraines, menstrual disorders, symptoms of chronic disease, issues with fertility in both men and women, skin diseases, to side effects of prescription drugs and medical procedures.
Kristi Heatherstone, L.Ac., M.Ac.
Kristi Heatherstone is a classically trained acupuncturist with national board certification and Oregon licensure since 1998. After moving from Pennsylvania to Montana and practicing in Big Sky country for 9 years, she moved to Ashland. Oregon. Kristi bring an open heart, deep listening and gentle spirit to all. Originally from the East Coast, her studies were with Traditional Acupuncture Institute, School of Philosophy of Healing in Action. She served as an ongoing acupuncturist for Integrative Intentions, worked in the Baltimore rehabilitation and prison system, as well as the chronic pain wing in University of PA Hospital.
Her holistic healing includes treating animals , especially dogs, cats, horses, and goats. Her life long love of nature is her greatest teacher. It’s beauty and collaborative relationships in nature guide and inform her treatments. Her other passion is singing and she holds a community song circle, for all who love to sing (even if they think they can’t.)
Working with Jenn and Jenny has been extremely helpful. They work together as a complimentary team, and provide a loving, nurturing environment, along with extensive experience and knowledge. Our valley is lucky to have them.
– L. S.