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 […]

7 March

Get Allergy Relief by Healing Digestion

What does your gut have to do with seasonal allergies? It’s that time of year again! When the sneezing, sniffling, and burning eyes of seasonal allergies have you reaching for the allergy pills and eye drops. But did you know you can greatly relieve if not banish your allergy symptoms by fixing your gut? It […]

9 February

Podcast: Staying On Track With Healthy Eating

This month, as we find ourselves walking along the path from our New Years Day to the celebration of the Chinese New Year in just a few weeks, I thought it would be a good time to discuss what many of us have set out to practice in our annual resolutions: healthy eating. I have […]

15 September

Nutrition to Enhance Mental Focus

Looking to support your health and also boost your brain function? You can achieve both of these goals through nutrition. According to acupuncture medical theory, good nutrition can improve mental activity, physical and emotional strength, and immunity. Where to begin? First of all, avoid excess. According to Chinese medicine, overindulging in food or drink can impair […]

6 June

Propolis: How Honey Bees May Help Fight Cancer

Propolis, aka “Bee Glue”, is a resinous substance with a long standing history of use in the medical world. Dating back to about 350 B.C., in the time of Aristotle, Grecians used this bee product for abscesses and Assyrians used it to assist with the healing of wounds and tumors. In more modern day applications, […]

7 April

Acupuncture Supports Weight Loss

Acupuncture and herbal medicine address the issues of over-eating and low metabolism with effective tools to control appetite and increase energy. Energy imbalances are corrected and the digestive and elimination processes are improved so that there is a physical shift in the body to naturally have more energy and desire less food. By addressing both […]

22 February

Acupuncture for weight loss

Check out this Dr. Oz article on acupuncture for weight loss.  To learn more about how acupuncture can be a part of your weight loss strategy, contact Portland acupuncturist Boynn McIntire to schedule a free consultation at her NE Portland Acupuncture clinic.

20 April

The Elimination Diet

Have you ever wondered if your food is negatively impacting your health?  Have you noticed that you feel tired or sick after eating certain meals? Although acupuncture and herbs can do a lot to reduce pain, fatigue, and indigestion, acupuncture can only help to a certain extent if the root problem is related to your […]

7 February

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

An article in the New York Times, Government’s Dietary Advice: Eat Less, discusses how the US government updated nutrition guidelines to recommend that Americans start eating less calories by drinking water instead of soda, consuming less fat and sugar, and increasing fruits and vegetables. I think most people who struggle with weight gain are aware […]

17 January

Taking Action to Improve Your Digestion

You have many options for improving your digestive health. Firstly, consider changing the way you eat. Setting up regular mealtimes, and taking the time to sit in a stress-free location and carefully chew, taste, and enjoy your food will aid with your digestion. Eating with others, as opposed to eating in front of the TV […]