Meet Sita

Sita Symonette started her journey to become a healthcare practitioner at a young age.  She always knew that her passion was in helping to facilitate the healing of others.  Since January 2010, Sita has been a practicing Acupuncturist and small business owner of Black Pearl Acupuncture.  She is excited to work daily with the goal of enhancing her patients’ quality of life. Sita strives to help patients reach their health goals through the natural healing modality of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Sita is a 2003 graduate of Western Washington University where she earned Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Psychology with a focus in pre-med.  While doing her undergraduate work, she also participated in research studies focusing on neuroscience.  Her work in this area was funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.  After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Sita then attended Oregon College of Oriental Medicine to earn her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Sita is dedicated to giving back to her community and promoting healthcare equity. She has served on the Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) board for the past 7 years from 2012 – 2019. She is the first Black woman and LGBTQ person to be Board Chair of the PPCW board, from 2017 – 2019:

Sita is passionate about helping others live their lives to their fullest potential. She believes one must have good health to live a full life.  Sitas’ focuses are in women’s health, fertility, headaches/migraines, back pain, acute, chronic pain, injury rehabilitation and the 21 Day Cleanse.

What to expect at your first treatment:

It is very important to Sita that there is an adequate amount of time during your first treatment for you to ask as many questions as necessary in order to be comfortable receiving your Acupuncture treatment.  Your initial visit is 90 minutes long.  Sita will also conduct a thorough health history intake to give you the best possible treatment.  After the intake, Sita will explain acupuncture and the different modalities that are used in Chinese Medicine.  You will then receive a very relaxing acupuncture treatment where you will lay on a comfortable table, listening to peaceful music for 30 – 35 minutes while the acupuncture needles do their work.  Once the treatment is over you will feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day.

Contact us to make an appointment:
phone: 503.308.9363

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A culturally responsive Acupuncture Practice



I am so excited to be one of the business highlighted in the Mercatus Project by the Portland Development Commision: Mercatus is an online platform founded in Portland, Oregon to highlight entrepreneurs of color in the City of Roses through storytelling and a comprehensive inventory.

I am proud to run a business that is a safe place for People of Color and LGBTQ community, both communities I represent, to receive high quality healthcare! (photo credit: Intisar Abioto)

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