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 […]

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 […]

17 January

Digestion According to Chinese Medicine

In Chinese Medicine, the spleen and stomach are the two main organs responsible for the quality of digestion. If these organs are weak, digestion is suboptimal and other health issues develop. The stomach accepts food into the body and begins to break it down. Good digestion is partially tied to fully chewing food; the stomach […]

17 January

Why Digestive Health Matters

Have you ever noticed how some people can eat raw onions, beans, or habanero peppers with nary a problem, but for others the minute they eat a piece of bread they spend the rest of the evening in the bathroom? Or what about those people who travel to places like China, drinking the water and […]

17 January

Winter Eating

I have noticed that people have less energy and more stress in the winter months. Maybe you need a little more sleep, or it is especially hard to get out of bed in the morning. Seasonal depression may set in, or you may notice slight lapses in short term memory. In my acupuncture practice, I […]

17 January

Eating Behaviors to Support Weight Loss

Most weight loss education focuses on dietary intake.  And although what we eat is certainly important for weight management, how we eat also impacts the, ahem, bottom line of our weight. Here are five ways you can improve your eating behavior to support your weight goals. 1. Slow Down It takes about 20 minutes for […]