Beth Griffing, woman standing in front of window smiling

beth griffing Russell

LAc, MAcOM

Owner - Studio Sapaan

Services

  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese herbs

  • Signature East Asian Facial Renewal treatment (includes cosmetic acupuncture, Nefeli facial Gua sha, Thai steamed herb massage, and connective tissue massage)

  • Shiatsu massage

  • Thai traditional massage

  • Gua sha

  • Cupping

  • Moxibustion heat therapy

Contact

Email: studiosapaan@gmail.com

Website: https://thtpdx.com/pages/studio-sapaan-portland



Beth Griffing is the owner of Studio Sapaan, a bridge between health and beauty in the Eastern and Western traditions. She was first introduced to Traditional East Asian Medical theory when practicing Taiji Chuan at Reed College. She received her BA at Reed College where she studied Cultural Anthropology and performed chamber music as a flautist. Beth went on to receive her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (Portland, OR). 

Her specialties include East Asian facial renewal, Chinese medical aesthetics, pain management, oncology support, autoimmune conditions, emotional well being, and stress reduction using the tools of Chinese Medicine, Thai Traditional Medicine, Shiatsu, Japanese Acupuncture, and Qigong. Additionally, she teaches professional courses including Facial Gua Sha and Thai Herbal Poultice Facial Rejuvenation.

Beth was a science writer for the Society for Acupuncture Research and stays current on evidence based practices and guidelines in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She holds a Certificate in Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient from Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and has studied auto-immune disease under Kiiko Matsumoto, Dr Rosa Schnyer, Dr Xuelan Qiu, and Dr Andrew Miles. 

Beth is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, including the Herbal Board Certification. She is licensed in Acupuncture by the Oregon Medical Board and maintains membership in the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the American Society of Acupuncturists.

Currently, Beth is collaborating with Masters of Traditional Thai Medicine to bring healing products and home care routines to the English-speaking world, integrating concepts of Japanese, Chinese, and Thai Traditional Medicine.  Her passion is for health care autonomy, empowering patients to function in their most dynamic health. 

Education: 

Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon

Thai Massage Certification from Chetawon Thai Traditional School of Massage, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Teaching:

Nefeli Facial Gua Sha 

Thai Herbal Poultice Facial Rejuvenation

 Trainings:

  • The Extraordinary Vortex: Shiatsu for the Ren, Du, Chong, and Dai Mai with Beth Hazzard, LMT, LAc

  • Connective Tissue Massage for the Face and Neck with Anne Bramham

  • Applied Facial Diagnosis in the Treatment of Emotional Trauma with CT Holman, LAc

  • Safety in Acupuncture Therapy: Risk and Harms 

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Certification: Advanced Acupuncture in Oncology

  • Fibromyalgia: Tradition, Psychology, and Science with Tom Whalen, MD; Xuelan Qiu, PhD; Andrew Miles DAOM

  • Nefeli Facial Gua Sha certification with Dr Ping Zhang

  • Thai Herbal Poultice Massage for Facial Rejuvenation with Cecily Braden

  • Thai Herbal Poultice Massage for the Body with Cecily Braden

  • Society for Acupuncture Research International Conference

  • Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine SPARC Conference

  • Kiiko’s Strategies for Stress-Related Illnesses with Kiiko Matsumoto, LAc

  • The Management of Auto-Immune Disorders with Rosa Schnyer DAOM LAc

  • Fukushin: Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis with Kumiko Shirai, LAc

  • Sotai: The Way of Painless Pain Relief with Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc

  • Quantum Shiatsu: Core Energetics with Susan Hare, LMT

  • Traditional Japanese Moxibustion with Junji Mizutani, RAc



Services: 

Acupuncture and Bodywork (includes Electro-acupuncture, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Gua Sha, Sotai, and Cupping as needed)

First Visit: $150, 2 hours

*Return Visit: $100, 1 hour

Studio Sapaan Signature Facial Renewal Experience

First Visit: $185, 2 hours. Includes gua sha tool or facial roller, 5YINA facial oil samples, 90 minute treatment and 30 minute consultation.

*Return Visit: $130, 90 min.

Celestial Reset: $65, 45 min.

Brain Boost (returning clients only): $50, 30 min.

Acupuncture or Non-needling modalities based on your needs. The best power nap in town.



*Memberships are available to accommodate a series of treatments at a discount. These are offered to current patients only. 

What Clients Say 

Highly Recommended! Beth Griffing

Beth Griffing's treatments for some ongoing health issues have made a real difference in my well-being. In my opinion, those with complex or chronic health issues especially will make a wise choice in working with her. She’s an observant, knowledgeable practitioner and fully engaged with her patients. If you are working with medical doctors and want to incorporate acupuncture into your health care, Beth is also a great choice. This is intelligent acupuncture from a mature medical mind. - MARK H 

5 stars I've seen Beth on and off for four years given my relocation to and from PDX. She's patient, kind, and caring to her patients. She's flexible with schedules and makes time to listen. As a QPOC she's been culturally sensitive and so has her staff. She sees many of my friends and we all rave about her skills. She's really magical!! - rosa yadira o.

5 Stars Beth Griffing is amazing. She treats my children and me with great patience and compassion, and I trust her expertise absolutely. -R.M. Jul 27, 2015

Finally someone who understands me! I tried another acupuncturist and didn't have a good experience. I made an appointment with Beth Griffing and was impressed with the easy conversation as well as the breadth of knowledge she has acquired. I have tried for years to get answers to my chronic heat, nausea, & fatigue. After discussing my health information and receiving my first treatment I feel amazing! I would definitely recommend Beth to women frustrated with traditional medicine with no results…- lolo Aug 26, 2015

Thanks to Beth I've been going to Beth for acupuncture for a few years now. I was initially impressed with her warm friendly personality and her gentle touch but she also has a wealth of knowledge and is very intuitive. Beth takes the time to listen. She took on a very complex case with me and somehow she has helped me maintain balance and function. Where traditional western medicine was failing me Beth has worked miracles. I don't think I would be enjoying life today without her. - Bonnie L Sep 11, 2015

Immediate Results! I was shocked and surprised at how fast I began feeling better after my treatment with Beth Griffing! She was extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. I felt like she really listened to me and was very quickly able to formulate a course of acupuncture for me. I would recommend her to anybody - especially office workers who have to sit a lot! - T.R. Apr 28, 2017

5 Stars I followed Beth Griffing here from a previous location, and she continues to be the most amazing acupuncturist ever.  She is super intuitive and attentive, making sure the whole treatment is comfortable and so effective. Helped with some pregnancy-related pain issues more than physical therapy, massage, or chiropractic care, and beyond that I also left feeling incredibly relaxed and peaceful! - Amanda C.

Beth is excellent. Beth has helped me more than anyone else after a total hip replacement that caused severe sciatic nerve damage & hearing loss. She's always warm & upbeat & hopeful for my improvement. She's knowledgeable & shares her info. I would strongly recommend her. - Dolores Myers Sep 11, 2015

5 Stars I've been going to Beth Griffing for acupuncture and Thai massage for several years and can't recommend her highly enough.What sets Beth apart in her practice is a bright sense of scientific interest and inquiry towards these ancient techniques. It's so refreshing to work with someone who not only understands the historical context of treatments but also can educate you on the latest scientific studies that surround the efficacy of the techniques she employs.  Beth guides you both through the WHY and the HOW. -Michelle K 6/25/18

Excellent acupuncture I see Beth Griffing at this clinic and she is amazing. She uses a variety of different modalities to provide both immediate and long-lasting relief of symptoms. Every time I see her I am amazed at how much better I feel! - Amanda Sep 16, 2015

Excellence I am having a fabulous experience and definable results working with Beth Griffing. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking acupuncture. - Bryan Concannon Sep 17, 2015

Amazing results I have been seeing Beth for several months now. On my last visit I had excruciating pain in my neck, pecs and biceps. Beth used a combination of acupuncture and cupping. After I left I was pain free and relaxed. I always trust her judgment because no matter how I feel when I arrive, I feel heard and my issues are addressed. She is very compassionate and really listens to my symptoms. I feel like my old (young) self again. I'm more focused and have more energy! - L.S. Oct 27, 2015

So Excited I just had my first visit with Beth. She is amazing at what she does. Beth explains everything, so that you really understand what she is doing and how it is supposed to work. I had a slight change of energy from the first visit and am so excited to see what is to come! - Jane R Nov 4, 2015

positive first impression I saw Beth Griffing for acupuncture. She listened carefully to my musculo-skeletal pain story and took notes on her laptop. After assessing the symptom picture, Beth explained her treatment strategy (acupuncture and possibly herbs). The room was warm and calm, and the acupuncture was relaxing despite some sensitive points. I've seen Beth for other issues, and have great confidence in her practitioner skills. - B.P. Dec 3, 2015

Beth is THE BEST I absolutely adore Beth! She's so knowledgeable and kind. She is good at listening and incorporating new treatments to help relieve stress and other pain. Highly recommend! - D.K. Feb 5, 2016

Relief I suffer from major tinnitus and could also hear fluid in my left ear. I saw Beth Griffing. Her acupuncture, facial, front and sides of my neck drained my ear and reduced all the pressure and pain I had in my ears. - Desperate Mar 8, 2017

5 Stars My LAc is Beth Griffing, she is a great listener and an adept healer. She skillfully and intuitively incorporates SHIATSU as well as acupuncture into her sessions. -NW Dragonfly Jan 24, 2015

5 Stars So happy to have found Beth Griffing LAc - thoughtful, funny, intuitive, collaborative - all the best qualities in a healthcare provider- Sam Hunter Apr 9, 2015