16 May

Food Poisoning Prevention

The season for outdoor picnics, barbeques, and potlucks is upon us. While eating alfresco is a wonderful treat in the Portland summer months, hot weather and communal dining also come with the risk of food poisoning. Foodborne illness is the result of eating food that has been contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or other parasites. Food […]

2 March

‘This Little Piggy’ Hurts

Do you experience pain in your big toe? Big toe injuries impact and limit your ability to walk, exercise, and do other daily activities.  We depend on our big toe for leverage when walking, and the big toe helps provide stability and balance for our entire body. Problems with the big toe can lead to […]

9 February

Acupuncture to Support Smoking Cessation

This week marks the start of the new year in the lunar Chinese calendar, which means we are officially in the spring season. Here in Portland it is sunny, windy, and (almost) warm, and the bulbs are starting to pop their heads up too. Spring is an excellent time to turn over a new leaf […]

14 December

Five Tools for Beating the Winter Blues

Every winter I work with a group of people who experience depression, low energy, and fatigue during the fall or winter months. I too have seasonal affective disorder every fall for a few weeks, but I see others struggle with much longer, more severe symptoms. Here are five steps to help feel better when the […]

12 December

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work and is one of the most common reasons to seek medical care, including acupuncture. […]

26 August

About Pediatric Acupuncture: How acupuncture can help your kids

Pediatric acupuncture is a gentle, safe, and effective treatment for children of all ages. Exposing children to acupuncture can encourage and support healthy behaviors from a young age—healthy behaviors that can last through adulthood. Young people often don’t have much control when it comes to their medical care. But an acupuncture appointment is different. I […]

19 March

Personal Injury Protection benefits for Auto Accidents

What you need to know if you get in an accident The state of Oregon requires all car insurance to carry a personal injury protection benefit (or PIP benefit) with your auto insurance coverage. So what does this mean if you are in a motor vehicle accident (MVA)? The benefit guarantees up to $15,000 in medically […]

10 March

Getting Help for Seasonal Allergies

Allergies in the Pacific Northwest Spring arrived in Portland several weeks earlier than usual this year, right on the heels of a very mild winter. I love to see Portland in bloom, and I’m not alone; so many people are out enjoying this unseasonably sunny weather. But the downside to this temperate weather is a […]

6 February

3 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you set your New Year’s Resolutions full of determination and vigor but then lose steam by February? As we move days and weeks away from January 1st, it can be challenging to stay motivated and on track with your resolutions. And although changing behaviors takes dedication, these three tools can help you stay on […]

2 January

Acupuncture helps Address Addictions by Strengthening Willpower

According to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, emotions originate internally from different organs inside the body. Conditions and events in the external world may provoke specific reactions but, ultimately, each person is responsible for the emotion generated. Any addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, food, work, or other activity or substance, effectively blocks intelligence and suppresses healing abilities. […]