27 March

Help for psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. Most often it manifests as round, red scales, sometimes with silvery plaques, and typically occurs on the scalp, extensor surfaces of the elbows and knees, the sacrum, buttocks, and nails. It can be itchy and painful and concerning for cosmetic reasons. What’s going on with […]

16 January

Acupuncture for Elbow Pain

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are repetitive stress injuries and are the most common cause of elbow pain. Inflammation and microtears form with overuse of the soft tissues around the elbow. Pain often radiates through the forearm; the wrist and shoulder can feel weak. A golfing injury, too much heavy lifting at work, even repetitive […]

3 December

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is incredibly common. According to the National Institute of Health, about 80% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. While many people experience low back pain acutely or subacutely – that means for a few days to under 3 months – about 20% of people with […]

25 October

Acupuncture for neck pain

Neck pain is one of the most common issues I see in our acupuncture clinic. Even people who come in for acupuncture for other reasons often mention neck pain or tightness. Neck pain is prevalent because there are many activities and factors that affect the muscles, joints, and skeletal structure of the neck. Work habits, […]

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 […]