ADA/Wheelchair access: Feel Better is ADA-accessible. There is a marked handicapped parking space right in front of the clinic, with a ramp for sidewalk access. Doors are 36″ wide, and the bathroom meets all ADA requirements. If you prefer to receive treatment in your wheelchair, we have space in the treatment room for this.
Limited Mobility: If you require assistance to get in and out of chairs, or to remove your shoes and adjust your clothing, you are welcome to bring an attendant with you. We are not able to provide these services, so if you require such assistance but have no attendant, we will simply place needles in areas already exposed and skip over the feet and covered areas. Note that we do not have a separate waiting area, so if the attendant does not wish to receive acupuncture as well, they can come back to get you toward the end of your treatment.
Most inclusivity statements have a laundry list of all the things they won’t discriminate against: gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability, income level, nationality, etc. At Feel Better, we won’t discriminate based on those things, either. More importantly, we want to make it clear that we not only welcome the people protected by such anti-discrimination statements, we will safeguard our space to make sure that it remains welcoming.
Any action or speech by patients or visitors that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, ableist, body-shaming, or otherwise derogatory or hate-based will not be tolerated in our clinic. This includes clothing and tattoos: if you are wearing language or symbols that promote the disallowed categories above and disrupt the space, we will ask you to leave the clinic and only return when you can leave such symbols behind.
Jen Mylo, LAc graduated in the inaugural class from POCA Technical Institute, the graduate acupuncture school created by the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) and focused on liberation acupuncture. Her internship was through Working Class Acupuncture (WCA) and included providing acupuncture at student clinics at WCA Lents, CODA Portland Recovery Center (buprenorphine program), and WCA Rockwood.
Before becoming an acupuncturist, Jen worked in the tech industry for 20 years, 8 of them with the WordPress open source project. Her undergraduate work involved dual concentrations in American History & Media Culture and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. In the 1990s, Jen went to East-West College of Healing Arts and served on the board of People’s Co-op here in Portland. She lives in the neighborhood with some rescued cats who are super cute and fuzzy.