Larisa Boyd, L.Ac., FABORM is new to Oregon and Blossom Clinic but not new to the field of acupuncture! Since 2006, Larisa has dedicated her practice to providing the best of integrative, evidence-based care for Women’s Health and Fertility.
Rooted in a lifelong study of Women’s Health, Nutrition, and the Herbal Traditions of East and West, Larisa Boyd bridges the gap between Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Licensed as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist in 2006 and board-certified as a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) since 2009, Larisa Boyd has dedicated her practice to providing the best of integrative, evidence-based care for Women’s Health and Fertility.
In addition to fertility, Larisa treats patients across all the stages of reproductive life – from menstrual disorders to pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause. She has extensive experience working with western fertility clinics during IUI and IVF (ART) cycles as well as with obstetricians, midwives, and gynecologists for ongoing care.
Larisa sees each person as a complex ecosystem that includes the body, heart, mind, and spirit. She brings together all these elements of health through individualized treatment plans tailored to the individual, couple, or family. Services include acupuncture; custom herbal medicines; and comprehensive lifestyle and nutritional counseling using food-as-medicine to bring about optimal health and wellbeing.
Ever deepening her knowledge, Larisa has traveled to China twice to study with specialists in the integrative treatment of infertility and other gynecological and endocrine disorders. She has also completed prenatal and postpartum rounds with a Certified Nurse Midwife at Kaiser – Los Angeles; and has attended many births, both at home and in hospital.
On a personal level, Larisa has experienced her own fertility challenges. Her life and practice were forever changed after going through the seemingly endless cycle of hope, frustration, anger, grief, and complete despair. She was given a new perspective and deeper compassion for the journeys of her patients. And through the use of TCM, she has been able to bring two children into her family, strengthening her understanding and appreciation of this ancient medicine.
When she’s not at Blossom, Larisa can be found foraging for wild edibles and medicinal herbs with her kids (or maybe having a dance party), creating wild ferments in the kitchen, or out in nature: camping, hiking, or in any nearby body of water.
Larisa Boyd is an independent contractor at Blossom Clinic. You can book acupuncture sessions here. She will be seeing patients on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning July 20, 2021.