Meet Our Team

Susan Froehlich, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist/Board Certified Herbalist

Susan Froehlich, is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist (LAc), practicing in the Columbia River Gorge. After a successful career as a Children’s Rehabilitation Specialist, she returned to school at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), completing a 4-year, Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM).

She has been in practice since 1999 and focused areas include women’s health (fertility and menopausal issues), elder health, allergies, musculoskeletal conditions, pain (acute and chronic), emotional health and preventative care. Susan treats each patient with the utmost respect and care, educating them about their condition and giving them workable treatment options for self-care and healing. She treats the patient as well as their condition, all in a holistic manner.

Susan has recently joined the Society for Integrative Oncology and will begin her advanced training in Acupuncture and Oncology in June 2015. Traditional Chinese Medicine has much to offer to patients who have had, or currently have cancer and Susan would like to share her extensive knowledge of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, herbs, dietary impact and nutritional supplements with people who may need it the most.

Charles Cannon, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist/Board Certified Herbalist

Charlie Cannon is a second generation practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist practicing in the Columbia Gorge area. In February 2016, Charlie became the gorge's only Acupuncture Sports Medicine certified practitioner. To read more on his certification click here.


Charlie graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012 after completing the 4 year master’s program in Portland, Oregon. Undergraduate studies were completed in Salt Lake City, Utah at the University of Utah where he studied Nursing, Emergency Medicine and Philosophy (2000-2004).


As a sponsored telemark skier of 12 years, featured in numerous ski videos and a celebrated competitor in big mtn competitions, Charlie has a deep passion for skiing as well as snowboarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding and recreating in the gorge. “Acupuncture and massage, specifically Tui Na, have helped me recover from so many injuries during my career as an athlete that I am forever thankful for this medicine and wish to share it with as many people as possible.” In addition to treating sports injuries and musculoskeletal complaints, Charlie specializes in working with elderly patients, those with chronic pain, digestive disorders, women’s health and emotional well-being. His treatments most always use a combination of acupuncture, tuina massage, Chinese herbs and diet therapy.

At Columbia River Acupuncture, we believe our body has an incredible, innate capacity to heal itself. This body is more than a physical machine. It is an emotional, spiritual, physical and mental entity that allows us to play, work, hurt, cry, laugh, love, and enjoy the life that we are living.

Thank you for visiting

Columbia River Acupuncture

where Your Health is Our Priority!


As a team of Licensed Acupuncturists and Board Certified Chinese Herbalists, we have over 30 years of experience. We provide top quality, individual treatments for every patient.

For your convenience we practice at offices in Hood River and Mosier, Oregon and we see patients Monday through Friday and by appoinment.


We look forward to connecting with you soon!


Yours in good health,


Susan Froehlich, M.S., L.Ac. 
Charlie Cannon, M.S., L.Ac.

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