About Laura Mayo

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Hood River, serving Columbia River Gorge

​​​​Family Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine​

I was born and raised in Lithuania. The use of herbal remedies for colds, flu, stomach aches, and other common ailments were a part of my daily life. I remember helping my aunt to pick thyme for a cough, rose hips as a remedy to prevent colds during the winter, drinking very bitter wormwood tea when my stomach was upset, and having delightfully tasting raspberry and linden tree flower tea when I had a fever. Acupuncture and herbal medicine came naturally to me and I love it because it is a very simple, yet effective way to stay healthy. I treat my family with herbs and acupuncture as the first source of treatment against ailments that come our way.  I got very interested in pediatric care after seeing how quickly my sons and other young patients responded to herbal medicine, acupuncture, and pediatric massage.​

I received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). My studies included an externship treating women with cancer at Quest Center in Portland, Oregon. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and before starting my studies at OCOM, I worked as a research analyst in a consulting company in Northern Virginia. ​

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist