How often should I get treatment?

One of the most common questions that we get asked is how often should I be getting treatment? Simply put, it completely varies from person to person. Sarah answers this question by talking about different frequencies that some of our patients come in to see her. The key to better living is consistency in wellness behaviors. It is so important to take the time to check on your physical and emotional health. Consistently participating in acupuncture can lead to healing and balance in your life. Consult with one of our practitioners today to see what treatment plan works best for you.

Q&A Series 3

This week we sat down with our practitioner Stephanie Saffer and answered more of your submitted questions! The first question that Stephanie answers in the video is an area of acupuncture that she specializes in, pediatrics. Did you know that at our clinic we treat a wide variety of pediatric patients? These tiny patients range in age and come in for so many unique conditions ranging from allergies, anxiety, ADHD, and many more!

In the second question Stephanie talks about how we use pulse diagnosis to aid in identifying conditions. Chinese medicine is so vast and the forms of treatment present themselves in many unique modalities. Taking advantage of all of the different branches of Chinese medicine can lead to treatment for such a wide variety of conditions. Pulse diagnosis is simply a branch or modality that we utilize at our clinic to help recognize problems and treat at the root.

Tune into the video for the answer to the ever so popular question, “What if I’m afraid of needles?” Keep submitting your questions and comments! We love the feedback and we love hearing from you. Get a hold of our front office at 503-493-9389 to schedule an appointment with one of our practitioners.

Acupuncture for Runners

With the well know and Oregonian loved race, Hood to Coast approaching we decided to sit down and talk about acupuncture for runners. Regardless of weather you are training for Hood to Coast, jog around your neighborhood, or like to walk for fun acupuncture is for you! As Hood to Coast gets closer we have had an influx of patients that have come in for running related needs. Did you know that acupuncture is beneficial before you run a big race like Hood to Coast as well as after?

Whenever you are exercising it is important to make sure that you are spending as much time recovering as you are training. Acupuncture promotes blood flow to overworked and injured areas which can help aid in a faster recovery. It also gets deep into the muscles to fully relax and restore the body’s natural motion. This allows you to keep training and feel like your best self!

Acupuncture can also help with injuries that you develop while running. Many of our patients come in seeking treatment for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, runners knee, tendonitis, low back pain, and many more. Most of the runners we see come into our clinic seeking treatment for specified conditions and then realize that acupuncture can help with more than just pain. These patients then start to incorporate acupuncture into their training routine as well as use it for general wellness.

Hood to Coast is just around the corner! If you are looking for some pre-race treatment, or post race recovery, call today to schedule an appointment 503-493-9389!

21-Day Purification Cleanse

A couple weeks ago we introduced some of our supplement partners and talked about products that we feel passionate about. This week we are introducing the Standard Process 21-day purification program that we partner with to create a custom cleanse for our patients. Have you ever felt like your gut health could use a reset? Do you feel the desire to start eating healthy or lose weight but you don’t quite know where to start? Maybe you’ve looked into extreme forms of dieting but have found that the results are not long lasting?

Our 21-day purification cleanse is modeled off of the Standard Process program. We use their whole food supplements, partnered with a simple plant based diet aimed to cleanse and purify the body. The cleanse experience will look entirely different for each person. That is why we have you consult with one of our practitioners prior to starting, as well as throughout the process to monitor your progress and make modifications where they are needed.

Participating in a purification program can help you start to develop healthy habits. People so often participate in trendy, fad diets and feel dissatisfied or deprived with the food they are eating. Our goal in offering a 21-day cleanse is to help people understand what foods their bodies best thrive on. We are aiming to help people create lasting, indefinite, healthy lifestyle changes.This past week our front office staff asked a few of our patients that had participated in the cleanse for their thoughts, here was some of the feedback that we received:

“I first did the cleanse because all of my coworkers were doing it. I had tried doing keto, paleo and even intermittent fasting. I felt so hungry! I am so glad that I asked Rebecca about the cleanse because it changed the way I ate and thought about food.”

“I’ve done the cleanse three times now and every time I do it I feel amazing. Sarah compared it to getting the oil changed in your car, but a wellness reset for your body. I love that, because that’s exactly how I feel every time I do it.”

“Mid way through doing the cleanse I felt like I was slightly deprived. I scheduled an appointment with Sarah and we talked about how I needed to modify the program for my needs. I thought that was so great. We made a plan when I first consulted with her, then we course corrected midway through! It was a great a program and I am so glad I did it.”

“After I finished the cleanse I made an appointment for my husband and bought him a cleanse kit. Then we did it together! It was life changing! We recommend it to everyone we know.”

The path to developing good habits and living a healthy lifestyle can start today! Call our front office at (503) 493-9389, or schedule online to learn more about our 21-day purification program and see if it’s right for you!