Rob Mills, LAc, Dipl Ac, MTCM
Rob Mills has been practicing acupuncture and herbalism since 1998. He is a graduate of Five Branches University of Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California. A native of the San Francisco bay area, Rob moved to Bend, Oregon, in 2001.
Rob has a passion for helping people and a drive to get results. With over 23 years of clinical experience practicing acupuncture and classical east Asian medicine, he has proven himself to be a dedicated, caring, knowledgeable, and effective practitioner.
Rob’s approach is centered on Japanese-style acupuncture, focusing on the Kiiko Matsumoto Style that emphasizes a palpation based approach. This provides him with immediate feedback about the success of a treatment while it is being given. With over 400 hours (and counting) of direct instruction and advanced training in this style, Rob is the right person to assist you in becoming pain-free, balanced, and on your way to reaching your health goals.
Rob enjoys being a father, cooking, DIY projects, and outdoor pursuits. He is always amazed at how the universal system theories of Chinese medicine apply to every aspect of life and being.
Emden Griffin, LAc, Dipl OM, MAcOM
Emden Griffin is a native Oregonian with over 17 years of clinical experience in the healing arts. She is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist. Her passion is assisting people in feeling their best.
Emden graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a nationally certified (NCCAOM) diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board. She received her massage certification from Central Oregon Community College and maintains her massage license in Oregon.
The most remarkable thing about Emden is her drive to help people. She spends much of her free time studying various forms of acupuncture that deliver immediate improvements for her patients. She completed a 16 month-long program of advanced acupuncture studies in the Kiiko Matsumoto Style, which has enabled her to continue her progression as a compassionate and effective healer.
She developed a special interest in women’s health after the birth of her daughter, Ruby. Emden currently specializes in the treatment of teens and women with menstrual irregularities. She also works with couples trying to conceive, women who are pregnant or are in the postpartum phase, and women entering or going through menopause and beyond. She is currently studying to complete her certification from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
In her spare time, Emden enjoys knitting, spending time with her daughter and husband, and taking walks in nature.