It has been said that "All sickness is homesickness." Bend Community Healing was started in 2014 with the goal of offering tools to help us all find our way home---to a deeper connection with our health on every level, to each other, and to our precious world .
Combining classes in yoga, qigong and meditation with our Community Acupuncture and Community Bodywork clinics, BCH offers tools and services that can make a practical difference. Eastern forms of medicine are based in the idea that health springs from the abundant and harmonious flow of energy throughout the body. Our offerings are designed to help you remove any blocks to that flow, but also to learn to sense and connect with it so you can learn to have greater control and independence over your own health.
As our name implies, we believe that healing happens most powerfully in community and that community itself is a potent healing force. Hence our focus on classes and clinics that bring people together to break the isolation that people often experience in illness and injury, and to offer support for healing that is a precious resource.
Our teachers and practitioners share a deep desire to support you in meeting your goals of healing, health and transformation, knowing that we heal the world one person at a time.
Please drop in and try a class or one of our clinics. Or give us a call/send us an email if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to meeting you.
Mark Montgomery is the owner of Bend Community Healing.
He's a licensed acupuncturist and certified Zero Balancer, and also teaches classes in meditation and Qigong at BCH.
He earned his Master's Degree in acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland, where he subsequently served on the faculty as an instructor and clinic supervisor. Since then he has studied with master acupuncturists and qigong instructors throughout the U.S. and in mainland China.
He also volunteered for several years as a drug detoxification acupuncturist at the Baltimore City Jail and at Penn North, an innovative walk-in drug detox clinic in Baltimore.
From 2008 to 2013 he was president of the Utah Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His is also a longstanding member of POCA, the organization that pioneered community acupuncture in the United States.
Mark's passion is to deepen his own knowledge and practice of the ancient tools for self-healing that he has learned over the past 40 years and to bring them to as many people as possible.