Shelbi Bailor, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac, MSOM, LMT

Shelbi Bailor is a board certified practitioner of Oriental Medicine. Her education began in 1999 in Portland Oregon at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. There she studied Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a fertility focus, with the internationally recognized expert in the field, Dr. Robin Tiberi. She then completed the bulk of her training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California, one of the nation’s most rigorous academic programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  There she had access to some of the professions most recognized practitioners such as Alex Tiberi, Bob Damone, and Z’ev Rosenburg. 

At The Nest and in her private practice, Shelbi’s primary focus is fertility and women’s health.  She has expertise in understanding western medical diagnoses in the realm of infertility, and is able to integrate that knowledge with the development of comprehensive treatment plans using Traditional Chinese Medicine—including custom herbal formulas, acupuncture, and nutrition. 

Her extensive experience and confidence treating patients throughout pregnancy, has helped her see many women all the way from “infertility” to healthy parenthood. Shelbi trained as a doula and received specialized training with Claudia Citkovitz in childbirth acupuncture. For many years she has supported labor with acupuncture and massage and has been blessed to be present for the arrival of many beautiful babies. This continues to be one of the greatest joys of her professional life. Her continuing study of Chinese Medicine furthers her training in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum health.  She has taken courses in Classical Herbalism for the childbearing year from Genevieve Le Beoff and seminars from experts such as Debra Betts, Heiner Fruehauf, and Jayne Littleton. She has had training for understanding and implementing Chinese Medicine during IVF cycles. In May 2014, she will embark on a 2 year Graduate Mentorship program in Classical Herbalism with Sharon Weizenbaum. 

Shelbi brings the asset of cosmetic acupuncture to The Nest. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a safe alternative to cosmetic surgery that rejuvenates the skin and reduces signs of aging. Shelbi trained with cosmetic acupuncture specialist, Martha Lucas P.h.d., and uses the Mei Zen protocol. She has enjoyed seeing many women and men get a renewed confidence and a healthy glow from having the 5 week course of cosmetic acupuncture treatment.

Her background in massage therapy and training in Japanese Meridian Therapy has informed her acupuncture practice—her approach to treatment is very hands on. She prefers using Dr. Tan balance method for most treatments. 

Shelbi’s goal is to support vitality in her patients in the present moment with the aim of supporting the health of future generations. It is her life’s work to be supportive and nurturing toward the creation of healthy, happy families.

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Julie Gaudette, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), MSOM

Julie Gaudette, L.Ac., Dipl. OM., is a licensed acupuncturist and nationally board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). During her four-year Master’s program she completed over 3,000 hours of study in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, biomedicine, anatomy and physiology, nutrition pharmacology, and pathophysiology.

Julie completed a three-year clinical internship (1000 hours) at the Pacific College clinic. She also participated in internships with Jennifer Paschen here at The Nest, and at Heartland Health Outreach. She has additional training in Japanese Meridian Therapy, which is a gentle and energetic style using superfine needles. In addition, she has studied with Dr. Richard Tan, Dr Daoshing Ni, a specialist in reproductive medicine, and Giovanni Maciocia, a specialist in women’s health and fertility.

She is passionate about eastern medical therapies and developing treatment plans that are specifically tailored for each individual patient; treating the body, mind, and spirit. Julie enjoys working with pediatric patients, and her calm, gentle style puts children at ease.

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Michelle Barone Strong

Michelle Barone Strong is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She studied under Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Naina Marballi in New York City.

Michelle’s practice is focused on teaching the root drivers of well-being and optimal health to empower people with tools to take control of their overall wellness. Through her passion and this study, Michelle offers an effective and specific roadmap for lifestyle and a mindful diet that is created based around your beautiful qualities and unique needs. The daily way of life affects the body, mind, spirit, and relationships. Once this is understood and appreciated, one can truly begin to practice the art of living.

Her pursuit of Ayurveda came from a long-term fascination and appreciation for the many facets of the human body. It also followed years of research on diet and lifestyle in an attempt to understand the root causes of several of her own digestive health issues. Michelle’s highest goal in her practice is helping others on their own journey of self-discovery, healing, and ultimately lasting wellness.