22 May

Mental Health: Anxiety

Here’s a feeling most of us have experienced to a greater or lesser degree at some point in our lives. Many of us feel it as a tightening or gripping sensation in our chest, while others may feel sudden shortness of breath or just a strange disoriented feeling. Personally, I’ve experienced many different degrees of […]

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 […]

25 August

Postpartum Care for the New Mother

You worked so hard to have the baby. Now your bundle of joy is finally here and you realize that the real work has just begun! As a recent mother, I understand the challenges of the immediate postpartum period, and I am happy to say that acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine can be of great […]

15 March

Five simple tools for stress management

Increase your overall ability to effectively manage stress by including these five tools in your wellness plan! Eat Healthily – More than 1,400 chemical changes occur as stress hormones, such as cortisol, deplete important nutrients including vitamins B and C, and magnesium from the body. A balanced, varied diet provides your body with the nutrients […]

9 February

Acupuncture and stress

As a normal part of life, stress enables us to get things done. Left unmanaged, however, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems. Stress causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. This can throw off the immune system and cause new symptoms or aggravate already […]

17 March

Acupuncture relieves stress

The next time you’re stressed–fighting your way through traffic or experiencing a hard day at work–take a moment to consider how you physically feel. Stress causes your body to release chemicals that create harmful physiological changes in your tissues. But acupuncture can help reduce stress by directly inhibiting the release of some of these stress-related […]

18 January

Reach your new years resolutions with acupuncture

The start of the new year is a time of looking back at what we have achieved in the past year and looking forward to the future. This period of remembrance and resolution may be challenging but it is both productive and rewarding. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help achieve the change you seek as […]

23 December

Reduce stress with acupuncture

As a normal part of life, stress enables us to get things done. If left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems. Stress causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, […]