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 […]

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 […]

8 May

Mental Health: Depression

Our bodies are amazing at telling us when something is out of balance and needs to be restored. We come down with a cold when we’ve been working too hard, we get heartburn when we eat types and amounts of foods that don’t agree with our digestion, we feel a pit in our stomach when we go along […]

7 April

Why Meditate?

Choosing and committing to meditation as a practice is the single most important aspect of forming a meditation experience that truly takes us deeper and begins to change our state. If we go to the gym regularly, but sit at a machine with little or minimal weight or resistance, we will see minimal results.  As in any […]

16 March

Knee Pain Exercises

Ahh spring! The days are getting longer and the weather is completely unpredictable, but that doesn’t stop us Oregonians from getting outside after a long, dark winter to run and hike and walk and play. But along with all our renewed activities some of you may be experiencing some knee pain. While some cases of […]

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 […]

16 February

Updates to our Referral Program

We appreciate your referrals and the connections and relationships we make with you and your family & friends. For each referral your make you will receive a $10 account credit that can be used towards any class, products or patient balances! Just make sure your referral writes your name on their New Patient paperwork or […]

13 February

Astrology & Relationships

Relationships. Without them, most of us feel that something vital and necessary is missing from our lives, and what we yearn for above all is a relationship with someone who makes us light up and come alive. However, as so many of us have discovered, this is easier said than done. Why? Why is this so difficult? After all, […]

11 February

2016: Year of the Fire Monkey!

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to attend the Chinese New Year celebration at the Taoist Studies Institute in Seattle. The evening began with a wonderful array of Chinese food including roasted duck and scrumptious stir-fried vegetables. This was followed by a presentation about the construction of the new hand carved mountain gate (this is […]

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 […]