JAMIE SLAGEL, MACOM, LAC
For as long as I can remember, healthcare has been a part of my life. As a young girl I knew that someday I would enter the field of medicine. I began college assuming that Western medicine would be my future, hardly aware of the other options out there. During my pregnancy I experienced firsthand the healing power of acupuncture and knew then that Chinese medicine was my calling. Since I began exploring Chinese medicine, I have heard of and seen many people aided and relieved by this amazing medical practice.
I want to help people feel better and live a happy and healthy life. I began studying Chinese medicine after realizing the multitude of valuable “tools in the toolbox” with which I can use to help people. I hold a strong interest in the human body, and I am consistently amazed at the intricacies of the body. As a detail oriented person I wish to optimize treatments by investigating the root problem. Through this the patient will have the most effective treatment possible.
I am a 2014 graduate from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) with the degree Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I continued my education with the Nanjing University of TCM in Nanjing, China where I studied with well renowned Chinese Medicine doctors. I am board certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. I am licensed by the Oregon Medical Board as a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc).
JULIA COLLINS, MACOM, LAC
Julia is an Oregon licensed Acupuncturist who earned her Masters degree at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a dog mom, taco enthusiast, Yoga certified teacher, and someone who loves to explore the greatest potential of our minds and bodies. Julia considers herself a “forever student” of both medicine and life, and loves to incorporate nutrition, herbs and movement therapy into her Acupuncture practice.
For her undergraduate education, Julia went to PCC and PSU where she studied Community Health. She also spent a year traveling abroad in South America and studied Yoga therapy, later teaching it to children in the local communities of Cali, Columbia. Julia received her Yoga Certification in Portland with Jill Knouse and taught at Yoga NW while she was attending graduate school for Chinese Medicine. During her years in graduate school, Julia was also a caregiver, which greatly impacted her as both a practitioner and individual.
Julia received her Masters at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she focused on Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Shiatsu massage. Influenced by her care-giving experiences, Julia’s capstone project was on ‘Acupuncture’s Role in Hospice and Palliative Care’, where she feels very passionately about integrating alternative care into the aging population’s medical system. She firmly believes that both Eastern and Western medicine are essential tools in both healing and aging gracefully.
When not working at Eagle Cap Wellness, Julia enjoys spending time with her partner and new puppy, finding new hiking trails around Wallowa County, practicing Yoga, and eating all kinds of spicy foods. She feels very fortunate to be serving the Wallowa County Community and living in such a beautiful area.
BONNIE WICKWIRE BS, DC, ND
Bonnie is a both a board certified chiropractor and naturopath with over 25 years of experience in the alternative medicine field. She has served as faculty and attending physician at both the
naturopathic and chiropractic colleges in Portland as well as private practice and moved to Wallowa County last October upon the urging of friends. She offers a complete method of care
specifically designed around each patient’s needs and requirements. This care can vary greatly amongst her patients as not everyone needs the same service to achieve their health goals. Using both chiropractic and naturopathic therapies, she is dedicated to optimizing your health.