Dr. Jeff Dougal D.C., L.M.T.
Chiropractic License #: 3680
Massage License #: 13436
Dr. Jeff is a renowned Chiropractor and Massage Therapist with more than twenty years of experience. He combines exceptional chiropractic care with massage therapy in a thoughtful, caring manner. Dr. Jeff pays very close attention to the needs of his patients by listening and applying intuitive care to provide each patient with the exact care they need. He has a strong but gentle touch and technique which gets therapeutic results.
Dr. Jeff’s first career was as a Pharmacologist (a person who invents new drugs) for a large Pharmaceutical company. He was also a research associate in the University of California, Irvine Medical School and was involved in the original testing of a drug called Cyclosporin A – an immunosuppressant drug which allowed organs and limbs to be transplanted from formerly unsuitable donors. This was a major breakthrough in transplant medicine.
He became disenchanted with the overuse of most pharmaceutical drugs after realizing that most drugs treat the symptoms, and not the disease. Also, he disliked that drugs are mostly about profit, not healing. He came to realize that the human body has amazing self-healing systems, but that sometimes those systems need a little natural outside help. With that help, healing miracles can occur.
He started studying natural healing techniques while he was a Masters Student in Neurology at Cal State University, Fullerton. At that time he also taught neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology classes and labs. This was when he decided to become a doctor of Chiropractic medicine, and received his diploma in 1994.
He started combining soft-tissue work (massage/trigger point therapy) with chiropractic care during his chiropractic internship and had amazing results. Conditions dramatically improved, and people enjoyed the treatments.
Soon trained in massage therapy, Jeff became a certified teacher and director of a massage college in West Los Angeles. He also became a teacher of chiropractic techniques to other chiropractors. His own practice started building by word of mouth only. Operating in Los Angeles meant that many of his patients were celebrities. He practiced for eleven years in LA before moving to Oregon in 2005.
Dr. Jeff has certificates in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Acupressure, Oscillation Massage, Thai Massage. In addition he has 20 years experience providing Pregnancy Massage care.
Proudly serving the communities of Happy Valley, Clackamas, Milwaukie, and Greater Portland.