Anita Tadavarthy MAcOM, LAc
I have a graduate degree in Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Trained by Dr. Richard Tan, I specialize in the Tung and Tan style acupuncture. From the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, I also earned a BS in Commerce.
I ran a group of alternative medical or acupuncture clinics in Portland, Oregon, for many years. As I got to know my patients, I appreciated their stories and did my best to help them along their path. Before I had my clinics in Portland, I ran a free clinic in Repalle, India, with the help of my family and classmates. Repalle’s closest major city is Hyderabad and it is my dad’s hometown.
In my life, I have performed over 40,000 acupuncture treatments. I have also given sworn testimony for various court cases for my patients. My patients have included members of the US Olympic team, NBA and NFL players. I am also on faculty and teach at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.
Before I ran my clinics, I worked as a financial analyst at Nike Inc., Gap Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Recently, I worked as a Consultant helping companies with their financial systems. I want to do acupuncture because it is the best way I know to help others.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, I was raised by my grandparents in Tenali, India, my mother’s hometown, till I was 5 years old. After returning to the US, to just outside of Washington DC, I grew up with my brother and my parents.