Ella Roggow, MAcOM, LAc, LMT

Ella is a health care provider known for her gentle approach, effective treatments, and the uncommon dedication she holds for her patients. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon – open to all, with a specialty of working with men and women who are navigating cancer care.

Licensed as an Acupuncturist by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, Ella holds a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as National Certification as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Ella is an advocate for the advancement of integrative medicine. She entered Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with this proclivity, and while she was completing her Masters Degree she worked for and was mentored by a neurosurgeon. His integrity and dedication were deeply inspiring, and the experience further reinforced her belief that the effective care can come from many directions – including allopathic/medical approaches. For years she has worked with physicians to provide truly integrative options for oncology patients. She serves on the Integrative Cancer Care Advisory Board with Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, presented to the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group, and was a member of the Ethics Steering Committee of Oregon Association of Acupuncture.

Her expertise is the result of twenty-plus years of experience. First and foremost, Ella is a clinician. The vast majority of her time is spent working hands-on with her patients.

One of Ella’s favorite stories is about a man walking on a beach after a storm. The beach is covered with starfish that washed ashore. There are thousands of them stranded, as far as the eye can see. He walks along slowly, carefully picking them up one by one, and he throws them back into the water. A woman walks up and says, “What are you doing? There are so many starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly make a difference.” He pauses, picks up the next starfish, tosses it into the water and says to her, “It made a difference to that one.”