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Established in March 2009, Pinpoint Clinic in St. Helens, Oregon has been providing clients with comprehensive acupuncture treatments for Pain Management and Eye-disorder diseases. Our clinic is headed by Brad Whisnant, DAOM, L.Ac. Anything you would like for us to work on, from relieving muscle pains and improve sleep and digestion, or even RESTORING YOUR VISION, pay us a visit.

We combine herbal medicine and acupuncture for most patients. As a complete medical center, we don’t just focus on acupuncture and herbal treatments.

About Brad Whisnant, (Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist/ Owner)

Brad Whisnant, L. Ac. Is a “DAOM” Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Brad Whisnant, L. Ac. is a board-certified acupuncture physician with more than nine years of experience. He is a native Oregonian who has spent his entire life helping others. He served four years in the US Marines, and then studied in and graduated from Portland State University.

At the age of 34, he enrolled in the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He graduated with a master’s degree in oriental medicine and acupuncture in 2007.

In 2011, he graduated from the Emperors College in California with a doctorate degree in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Only less than 3% of all acupuncturists in the country have a doctorate degree. He is the only doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Columbia County.

His alternative medicine practice brings “3,000 years of Chinese medicine” into the present by incorporating modern research in his treatment strategies. He has interned internationally and has been taught by world-class acupuncturists and master herbalists.

Brad is also a well-known author and clinician. He has published six books on clinically applying Master Tung and combining Master Tung with the balance method in the clinic. Through his many workshops and seminars locally and internationally, he works tirelessly to spread these incredibly effective methods of treatment, helping thousands of people enjoy clinical success.

In addition to his busy practice, Brad also travels overseas and volunteers, giving thousands of treatments in Vietnam. Brad runs a nonprofit organization called Acupuncture Volunteer.

"Brad has treated 10,000's'' of people in the Columbia County area. Don't take Brad's word for it, ask your neighbors and friends. Many have come to Pinpoint Clinics and left feeling healthy and wonderful. Health is attainable!

About Annette (Zoë) Fallian, MAOM, L.Ac.

Zoë received her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and psychology from California State University, Northridge.  After working in the business field for almost two decades, she decided it was time to pursue her first passion – to help people live well through the healing arts. She was introduced to acupuncture as a child in Iran, when her mother would return from her appointments and talk about how the doctor needled her neck and wrists to help her with her headaches. Years later, Zoë revisited this medicine for her own health issues and was impressed by its simple effectiveness. She began her study of acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, where she obtained a certificate in Asian Bodywork (Tuina and Shiatsu). She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland.  

In her practice, Zoë uses acupuncture, bodywork, herbal therapies, nutritional counseling, and meditative exercises to encourage and engage her patients as active participants in their journey to wellness.  She specializes in pain, gynecological issues and sexual dysfunction and internal medicine, while addressing the emotional aspects that tend to arise when dealing with long-term health issues. She firmly believes that it’s a privilege to be a healthcare provider, to be allowed into the private lives of individuals and trusted to guide them to health.


Derek Hendelong, L.Ac.


Derek began his interest working with people during his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Michigan where he obtained his BA. After college, he worked many years in the golf industry including an assistant golf professional job in Avon, Colorado. It wasn’t until he was introduced to Chinese Medicine though that his lifelong interest in people and function of the human body came together in a singular system. Once deciding to pursue a career in Chinese Medicine he has never looked back. He graduated with high honors from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2016 and is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board in Acupuncture and certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomat of Acupuncture. During 2011-2013 Derek was a member of a research group that combined efforts of community members and professionals from Central City Concern, OHSU, PSU, and NCNM to brainstorm ideas how health, employment, housing and recovery combine to best assist community members with the most need. Derek is excited to bring the piece of healing he has to offer to the community of St. Helens and work alongside Dr. Whisnant.