"I have never had an experience with a medical practitioner where I felt so supported and cared for. While mainstream medical doctors may have been somewhat effective I always felt like a number and a bit anonymous. Dr. Jinnah is very invested in my health and as a result I’ve had both fabulous health results and the experience of feeling more in control of my health and wellness. And my weight has naturally balanced to fit my body. I sleep once again and my anxiety is gone!"
Dr. Keivan Jinnah, ND, MSOM, LAc
I am a licensed naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, and Chinese herbalist. One of my favorite, and I believe one of the most powerful forms of healing is the practice of Qi Gong. I teach weekly classes in this ancient Chinese healing art.
I have been in practice treating patients for over 20 years. I graduated from the National College of Naturopthic Medicine (NCNM) with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M.). in 1998. I been in private practice in Portland Oregon since 1998.
I have worked with patients with countless different conditions and diagnoses. My treatment philosophy and approach are always the same: to see the person holistically, exploring underlying physical, nutritional, biochemical, genetic, energetic and emotional causes to their health situation. “Dis-ease” often begins in the complex interactions of these different levels. True healing often comes from integrating the different aspects of the person, balancing their systems, and supporting positive change. I do not treat the “diagnosis” that may have been labeled on the person as that is simply the tip of the iceberg of what is the underlying why a condition has developed.
In my partnering with patients I use many tools for providing deeper understanding of what is causing their health concerns. Those tools include nutritional testing, advanced laboratory studies, Heart Rate Variability (HRV) testing, genetic testing, body composition analysis, to classical Chinese medicine diagnosis (pulse, tongue, and abdomen).
Once having a deeper understanding of underlying causes, I have many therapeutic modalities to choose from to begin the person on a path toward healing. I use both Naturopathic and Chinese medicine to harness the body's amazing ability to heal and help guide to a state of overall greater health. Some of those healing modalities include: nutritional counseling, lifestyle support, vitamins and minerals, herbal medicine, biotherapeutic drainage, homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, Qi Gong instruction and others.
Much of my practice has focused on treating people with complex health conditions because of the challenge this presents for patients and often the few answers that are provided in the conventional medical model. (Although I also love seeing people who are doing well and want to optimize or maintain a good level of health!) Over my years in practice I have developed specialties in the areas of liver disease and auto-immune disease, and in particular Multiple Sclerosis. I myself was diagnosed with MS in 1998 and have worked exclusively with natural medicine to maintain a high level of health.
I am an adjunct faculty member at National University of Natural Medicine (formerly NCNM) where I teach a course to upper classes on the naturopathic treatment of liver disease. I speak frequently to patient and doctors' groups on the natural treatment of liver disease, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune disease, and other chronic illnesses. I have been an advisory member of the Oregon State Viral Hepatitis Planning Group and sit on the medical advisory board of the national publication Liver Health Today. I was honored by an appointment by the Governor of Oregon in 2015 and currently sit on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine.
I live in Portland Oregon with my wife Emily and our two energetic children (and our dog and cat). You may find me early on weekend mornings practicing Taiji or Qi Gong in one of our local parks.
Commonly Used Therapies
Herbal Medicine - Chinese & Western
Infra-red Cold Laser
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Arts (Honors, Philosophy), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Board Member – Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, National University of Natural Medicine
Medical Advisory Board, Liver Health Today