1 August

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy for Fungal Infections

When our immune systems take a dip our skin’s surface and crevices provide a comfortable environment for the growth and spread of fungus. Even more so as the days get warmer — fungal infections can flare during the summer months. Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), Tinea cruris (jock itch), Tinea corporis (ringworm), and Tinea unguium (nail […]

15 March

Portland Mercury Features All and One’s Thai Facial

Portland Mercury’s Elizabeth Mollo tried out Beth’s Thai Herb & Jade Stone Facial! Click this link to read about the cosmetic and stress reduction benefits she received from her treatment!     “One doesn’t realize just how much stress and tension is held in the muscles of the face and jaw until a qualified person works […]

6 October

Beating the Common Cold with Foods in Chinese Medicine

It’s that time of year again when the common cold becomes more common. The best medicine is prevention and there’s a lot you can do at home. Getting plenty of rest, moving your body in a way that brings you joy, breathing mindfully, staying hydrated and eating well are all great ways to maintain health […]

21 September

The Fall, And How To Adjust To One’s Landing

Fall is both a season and a verb describing movement, a change of direction, and sudden action. Herodotus observed, “People are most likely to be seized with maladies during changes; changes of anything, but especially of the seasons.” According to the Huananzi, “Autumn wind brings frost, retreat, decline….The grasses and trees retrench to their roots, […]

7 September

Keeping a Routine in Autumn

According to the seasonal patterns of Chinese medicine theory, autumn is the time of year that it is most important for us to keep to a routine. Many people find that getting back to a routine helps them reign in the wild and crazy times they had throughout the summer and to settle themselves into […]

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 […]

1 February

Acute Care in Acupuncture: When to Come In and When to Stay Home

Have you ever had an acupuncture visit scheduled, then come down with a massive respiratory infection (or case of food poisoning, or major migraine, etc) and feel like cancelling the visit? You are not alone. Sometimes it is best to curl up in bed, metaphorically lick one’s wounds, and sleep. Sometimes one shouldn’t drive or […]

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 […]

24 September

Chinese Medicine & Stroke Recovery

While I was studying Chinese medicine at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM), I had the privilege of studying under Daniel Altschuler, L.Ac., Ph.D. Daniel studied Chinese medicine in the traditional way, he spent 15 years apprenticing with a master practitioner in Taiwan, Dr. Lee Chen-Yr. While his area of expertise is in adjunct […]