Our Clinic

Our Approach

At Ascending Hope Acupuncture, we offer a safe and supportive healing environment to release physical and emotional pain using holistic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other holistic modalities. Patients report that, along with the release of symptoms, they often feel increased energy and a sense of balanced well-being. As healing occurs, patients often notice changes across many areas of their lives.

Meet the Team

Christopher Bonnichsen LAc MaAOM

Christopher at the Salvador Dali Museum, Spain

Christopher, a native Oregonian, has dedicated his life to raising his two children and to helping others live better lives. He has spent many years serving people from all walks of life as both a healer and a social worker. Through the healing of his own chronic pain, he is walking evidence that his techniques work.

In 2005, Christopher graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the best school of its kind in the United States. He uses a variety of healing approaches (including: Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Chinese fire cupping, Guasha, Shiatsu, Tuina) to engage patients as active partners in their own healing. Christopher’s main focus is on women’s health through all stages of life; from general health to fertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, breast cancer and menopause. He also enjoys helping people with pain management and has an interest in treating neurological issues.

To Christopher, health is about the intersection between the mind, body and spirit. He aims to provide the best Traditional Chinese Medicine to patients while integrating acupuncture, Chinese herbs and qigong as a means to balance both the physical and emotional forms of health. Christopher has been practicing Qi Gong since 1991 and teaches classes weekly.

When not working, Christopher enjoys spending time with his children and cats, being involved in his local community and cooking for his family and friends.


Brena Fiorillo, Reiki Master Energy Healer

Brena originally hails from the Seattle area, where she received her master-level Usui Reiki attunement. She does most of her client’s energy sessions in-home, so is in-office at Ascending Hope Acupuncture only when previously scheduled. Please schedule Brena to secure an appointment and experience the deep, soulful peace her healing touch offers.


Jenna Roberts, BEMER Therapy

Jenna Roberts is a certified Independent BEMER Distributor who will be leading BEMER therapy sessions and sales.

BEMER is a medical PEMF device that uses a unique patented signal that focuses on the enhancement of Micro-circulation. This breakthrough technology in the field of energy medicine improves circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery, and waste removal on a cellular level in just 8 minutes of laying down on it, ideally twice each day.

Jenna has personally found great benefits from regular use, and is excited to introduce you to this wonderful technology.