3 December

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is incredibly common. According to the National Institute of Health, about 80% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. While many people experience low back pain acutely or subacutely – that means for a few days to under 3 months – about 20% of people with […]

30 October

Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain affecting athletes and non-athletes alike. Runners are more likely to experience plantar fasciitis, but it can develop simply from overuse from walking or standing on hard surfaces. When it exists without other structural pathology, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia which supports […]

25 October

Acupuncture for neck pain

Neck pain is one of the most common issues I see in our acupuncture clinic. Even people who come in for acupuncture for other reasons often mention neck pain or tightness. Neck pain is prevalent because there are many activities and factors that affect the muscles, joints, and skeletal structure of the neck. Work habits, […]

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 […]