About Jeya Aerenson, OMD

Jeya brings a Global perspective into all that she shares. With 28 years of experience in Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine, supported by a Masters and Doctorate (MOM/OMD), and a Bachelors in Social Work; Jeya is a respected educator, practitioner, and community member helping people overcome and manage stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma with a holistic, mind-body approach.

At a young age, Jeya had a medical complication that created a deep interest in the Mind-Body connection. Her personal healing journey, coupled with her passion for exploring communities worldwide, has provided her the experience to utilize her unique skills to support the lives of people on a local and global level.

Jeya’s compassion is apparent when she has worked in trauma relief after devastating events –  hurricane Katrina, forest fires, landslides, and recently the 8.2 earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico. She understands that everyone learns in their distinctive way, so each session includes visual, auditory and tactile forms of learning. Jeya brings years of experience and enthusiasm to her classes, whether it is facilitating groups in Mind-Body skills for stress reduction, the movement of Qi Gong, the basics of acupuncture and acupressure, or the techniques she has learned from traditional healers.

When Jeya isn’t doing the work that she loves, she can be found exploring the spectacular beauty of Oregon, practicing Spanish, dancing to Cuban rhythms, or in her garden.

Connect with Jeya to join one of her classes, workshops, or other offerings where you will learn and enhance your life using the Mind-Body connection.

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light – Rumi


Oriental Medical Doctorate
Masters in Chinese Medicine
Center for Mind-Body Medicine – Facilitator/Supervisor
Chi Lel Qi Gong – Instructor
Biodynamic Cranio-sacral Therapy – Therapist
Alchemical Healing – Instructor



Arizona School for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Benito Juarez University of Oaxaca Medical Department
Canyon Ranch Health Resort
Culture Jam Teen Summer Camp
Moravia, Medellin, Colombia
Providence Institute of Shiatsu
Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Trauma Healing Project
U of Arizona Medical Department
U of Oregon Department of Psychology


  • Trauma Healing Project – Facilitate mind-body skills groups. Weekly community style acupuncture for stress, anxiety, and depression. 2012- present
  • Oaxaca Acu-Project – Developed program to teach healthcare providers acupuncture with an emphasis on PTSD. Including collaboration with the Global Acupuncture Project in 2016. In 2017 after the 8.2 earthquake, Jeya lead the disaster relief effort of Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo to create mobile clinics and treat communities for their PTSD. 2011- present
  • Culture Jam Teen Empowerment Summer Camp – Integrative first aid, support staff, teach youth self-healing skills 2006 – present
  • Ophelia’s Place – Spring 2020 – mind-body skills group for young women
  • Jill Heiman Vision Fund
  • Acupuncturists without Borders – Volunteer/Board of Directors/Instructor. Direct Services and Consultant for treating PTSD after natural disasters
  • Project Homeless Connect – Eugene Oregon
  • Spirit of Service Clinic – Tucson Arizona