Delicious Chicken Salad – Dairy Free and Gluten Free

November 27, 2012

Here is great and simple lunch salad I made up today for Sarah to satisfy her lunch prerequisites: a) no heating required, c) low or no carbs, d) low fat, e) high protein, f) gluten free, g) little to no dairy… and phew that is it. Recipe: 1  1/2 cup cooked chicken breast 1  cup [...]


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Auto Accidents and Relief With Acupuncture

November 8, 2012

Unfortunately as winter sets in and we begin to see in-climate weather and dangerous road conditions, the possibility of getting into an accident greatly increases. So first and foremost please use caution and be extremely careful when road conditions do become dangerous or better yet; avoid driving all together. If you are in an accident involving injuries, [...]


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GMO Products and Gluten Sensitivity

October 30, 2012

Gluten is a big topic these days, and there is no shortage of information on gluten sensitivity, gluten-free products and diets. We see many patients at our clinic who have serious health issues due to a sensitivity to gluten. When they eliminate gluten from their diets, they get exponentially better. But why is this happening? [...]


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Getting Rid of Heartburn and Acid Reflux

October 23, 2012

Guest Blog: Thank you Sarah! Wow what a transformation I have seen in my health and overall comfort level… I came to Sarah for help after the onset of chronic heartburn which was making my life miserable. Before  coming to see Sarah I saw my Primary Care doctor and he prescribed me a common heartburn [...]


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Cold and Flu Tips and Tricks

September 28, 2012

It’s that time of year again. The weather is changing, kids are back in school, and the sore throats and snotty noses soon follow.  What can we do about it?  As many of you know, we have a few key supplements that can really make a difference: Congaplex is an immune boosting vitamin that you can [...]


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Digestion: The Root of Childhood Illness

September 11, 2012

In Chinese medicine, it is believed that diet is one of the main causes of most children’s diseases. For children under the age of 5 or 6, the digestive system, specifically the spleen and stomach, is still weak and immature. The spleen and stomach are responsible for the transportation and transformation of our food and [...]


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The Beauty of Stir Fry

July 27, 2012

Summer is the time of fresh produce, and we all love hitting up farmer’s markets and local stores for the freshest vegetables of the season. What’s one of our favorite things to make with all of these vegetables? Stir fry! Stir fry points of power: 1 – Simplicity –  Your grocery list, like the ingredients, [...]


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How Stress Affects Your Liver

June 29, 2012

In Chinese medicine, each of our organs has a physical and energetic function that define their role in keeping the body in balance. They all work together in harmony, and when one organ becomes out of balance, each of the other organs have to work harder to compensate for that. If this imbalance continues for [...]


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How Herbal Formulas Make You Better, Faster

June 13, 2012

People know a lot about acupuncture, and after their first appointment, they can’t wait to come back. They learn how non-invasive and effective it is, and they love the way they feel when they walk out after a treatment. Acupuncture is familiar in Portland. But what about Chinese herbs? We often hear patients say “I [...]


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