180 Clear Creek Dr. Suite #104
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 4 8 2 - 7 0 7 1
Office Hours in Ashland:
9:00 - 5:30
Dec 2, 3, 4
Dec 16, 17, 18
Jan 6, 7, 8
Jan 20, 21, 22
Feb 2, 3, 4
Feb 16, 17, 18
March 1, 2, 3
Ken Bendat has been Nationally and State licensed in Acupuncture and Herbology since 1987 – and has been practicing in Ashland since his return from interning in China in 1992. He also has a strong interest in understanding, practicing, and teaching these traditional approaches to healing, so as to transcend perceived cultural and time barriers
One goal of this site is to open up looking at the world in terms of the underlying energetic principles as understood in the Classical wisdom traditions of Asia. These are the template to the structure of our Bodies, Community, and Nature. They are not necessarily foreign concepts, nor foreign to our ordinary experience. Sometimes a glimpse of the possibility of the underlying unity of our experience shows up - perhaps while receiving an acupuncture treatment. A feeling that comes from a deep relaxed place - that we can trust that our bodies, our own appetites even, to be part of Nature. Then we can find our way to health and longevity with more ease.
With info about the clinic, acupuncture and herbs, and the practice of Ken Bendat, L.Ac. Please click above directly on "Online Scheduler" to use our new system for making appointments. Also click on "Contact Us" on the left column if you'd like to email us directly. You can also feel free to call at the office - and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Starting in July of 2015 Ken's practice expanded to be in Portland as well as in Ashland - appointments at the Center will continue according to the schedule listed on the left column of this page. In February of 2016 Ken is joining in with "Essential Family Medicine" in SE Portland -
What clients say...
“Ken Bendat is one of the most knowledgeable and gifted herbalists I have ever known. Time after time, merely by looking at my tongue and reading my pulses, he has managed to pinpoint the source of my body’s imbalance and then conjure up a magical formula to resolve the imbalance quickly and effortlessly. I highly recommend him.” — Nancy Marie – author of Passage of Change, A fable based on the research of Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. and the creator of the I Create What I Believe! program
I have been a patient of Ken Bendat since 2008 for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. I was not new to Chinese Medicine so when I moved to Ashland I wanted to establish a relationship with a practitioner in my new community. Ken was recommended by a friend and, from my first visit, I was pleased with the functioning of his office and the treatment I received. Ken demonstrated a sincere desire and commitment to be helpful to me with my chronic condition. He custom mixed a powder that magically relieved me, to this day, of one of the most annoying MS symptoms, chronic constipation, which had troubled me for decades… (cont.)
…when I sustained a compression fracture from a fall in 2009, the regular Acupuncture I received from Ken was the only thing that helped with the considerable pain I was in. I highly recommend Ken Bendat for his breadth of knowledge, his kindness, and his personal attention to one’s medical problem Meg Spinella
Ken has been my acupuncturist here in Ashland for nearly 23 years. I would not even consider going to anyone else. His spot-on diagnoses coupled with his comprehensive use of needles, moxibustion, herbs, and other tools of the trade have improved my health on a great number of occasions. Ken’s work on my husband after he suffered a debilitating road bike accident set him on the path to recovery. S.S.
I have great respect for your uncanny ability to define medical issues that medical school graduates have not helped me with. You have my complete endorsement for your knowledge and help with what are complex and difficult medical issues. My best always to your continued efforts to help people who struggle with modern medicine. John Breneiser
Ken Bendat has been my acupuncturist for 26 years. That speaks for itself. And he has been instrumental in helping me heal health challenges as they have arisen, and more importantly in keeping me healthy through regular “tune ups.” N.B.
I have had a low back problem for many years. After his initial acupuncture treatment, the pain was totally alleviated. I was actually quite astonished that I could have such relief in so short a time after suffering for so long. The knowledge that I could do something about this discomfort gave me a wonderful feeling of security. Between the acupuncture and Chinese herbs I feel I am taking care of my problem which may well extend to unexpected side-benefits. An eagle feather to Ken Bendat. H.G.
Ken amazes me with how much he learns from just reading my various pulses and my tongue. Ken has been an invaluable resource for suggesting foods that either build up weak meridian systems or that best align with the elements of each season. I appreciate how conversations with Ken speak about imbalance, never about illness, and how his acupuncture, Chinese herbs, recommended foods, and heartfulness readily restore balance. Bob Morse
My visits with Ken are always a “spiritual experience” as well as a healing for the body. I move into a deep, expanded, meditative experiences during my sessions with Ken–healing for the mind, body, and spirit! M.
I started seeing Ken Bendat in 2006 and was very impressed with his skill as a practitioner. Many acupuncturists are not fully trained in the use of herbs.. My wife has been an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner since 1982 and what I learned from her with her schooling in San Francisco at ACTCM is that to be a really good practitioner of Chinese Medicine it essential to know and prescribe custom herbal formulas in bulk form. She mentioned a number of times that her Chinese teachers would say that “60% of the healing came from the custom-formulated herbs and 40% came from the needles”… (cont.)
…the needles and the custom herbal bulk formulas work as a system together. Every patient is different and every patient has a unique herbal formula that will work best for their particular condition at a given time. Just like a fingerprint; no two are alike. Ken knows this and he customizes a formula for you, your body, and your current medical condition so that you can achieve optimum results with your health… (cont.)
…the fact that Ken has studied extensively in China is worth noting. I feel that only by being immersed in the Chinese culture, working side-by-side with traditional Chinese practitioners, and having the hands-on experience with patients in that culture can give a traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner the depth and breadth of knowledge that is needed to successfully bring that ancient healing wisdom from China to the West. Ken will be a great asset for you as you continue your healing journey. Doug Munro Ashland, OR
I was first introduced to Ken and acupuncture with TCM when I had a foot/leg injury that would not heal. After a month of little to no progress with healing, one treatment with Ken had me putting weight on my foot again. After two weeks of bi-weekly treatment I was beginning to walk again. He helped me through this difficult time and over the past 7 years I have continued to see Ken as life hands other physical or mental challenges or just for a tune up! I appreciate Ken’s years of experience and the gentle, kind and straight forward approach. I am ever grateful for an amazing source for healing and transformation.
I have been seeing Ken Bendat for acupuncture and herbal treatments for over ten years. He has shown extraordinary interest in my well-being during every appointment.
Ken’s knowledge of herbs and how they work with the body is remarkable. He has a way of fine-tuning herbal treatment to compliment the effects of acupuncture for long-lasting effect. Also, his expert methods with acupuncture needles are very comforting.
I enthusiastically recommend Ken to anyone seeking acupuncture and herbal treatment!
Bill Welch – President / Designer – Deluxe Awning Company