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, […]

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 […]

12 December

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work and is one of the most common reasons to seek medical care, including acupuncture. […]

7 December

How to Stay Active in the Dreary Months

First of all, I must state that I think I have a different relationship with the cloudy, rainy weather than most people I know. Growing up in North Dakota, winter meant sub-zero temperatures, high winds, and snow drifts as tall as minivans. So when I experienced my first winter in Oregon, I was absolutely in […]

6 August

The Importance of Healthy Sitting Habits

Sitting is something that all of us do every day. Students, professions, and even vocations that require a lot of standing and movement sit for many hours every week. As a Rolfer I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and have had the opportunity to work with numerous clients suffering from chronic […]

9 April

Video: Gentle Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain

  Neck pain and tension headaches are ubiquitous in our high-stress, computer-oriented culture. One of the main culprits causing these symptoms is an overly tense trapezius muscle. Trapezius originates in the base of the neck an spreads out across the top of the shoulders and down the middle of the back. When it is overly […]

19 March

Personal Injury Protection benefits for Auto Accidents

What you need to know if you get in an accident The state of Oregon requires all car insurance to carry a personal injury protection benefit (or PIP benefit) with your auto insurance coverage. So what does this mean if you are in a motor vehicle accident (MVA)? The benefit guarantees up to $15,000 in medically […]

28 February

Video: Topical Chinese Herbs for Resolving Trauma

  Many people have had some experience with the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating acute & chronic sports injuries, but most people don’t know about the powerful role topical Chinese herbs play in resolving trauma. A variety of incredibly effective topical herbal formulas have been developed over the centuries that target specific stages of acute […]

31 January

Proper Treatment of Acute Sports Injuries

Acute traumatic injuries such as ankle sprains are painful and can impact our ability to accomplish daily tasks for weeks and months. When improperly treated, they can eventually lead to other painful conditions or a limitation in range of motion. Biomedicine treats these sorts of injuries the same way it has for decades: using rest, […]