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!

Q&A Series 2

This week for our question and answer session we sat down with our practitioner Rebecca Ladizhensky. We love answering all of your questions and we especially love when you submit special topic requests! This week one our patients asked us to talk about mental health. So many people struggle with mental health conditions. But treatment for mental health in the world of Western medicine often comes in the form of prescriptions. What if you want other options? Can acupuncture fill in the gaps?

Rebecca is one our practitioners that is familiar seeing patients with a wide range of emotional conditions. In this weeks Q&A she talks about how acupuncture can help patients cope with daily stressors, overcome extreme anxiety, and find long term relief. Mental health does not need to be something that you figure out how to cope with, or simply live with day to day. There are alternative options that exist and acupuncture is one of them.

Contact our front office today at 503-493-9389 to set up an appointment to speak with one of our practitioners. Also please keep submitting your amazing questions and feedback, we love our active community!

Our Supplement Partners

Acupuncture is one branch of Chinese medicine that we utilize at our clinic in order to treat a wide variety of conditions. However, Chinese medicine is not simply limited to acupuncture and that is not the only modality that we utilize to treat our patients. We understand that every patient that walks through the door is going to need to a custom treatment plan and that the healing process will look unique person, to person. That is why it is absolutely vital that we not only take advantage of acupuncture as a method of treatment but we aid in the process by using herbal and nutritional supplements.

We choose partners and products that are tried and tested by all of our practitioners. All of the products that we carry and recommend are truly things that we feel passionate about. Utilizing Chinese herbal supplements accompanied with acupuncture gives your body the raw materials to be able to respond to treatment faster and see lasting results. Our skilled practitioners assess each patients’ needs and customize an individual treatment plan combining acupuncture, supplements, and body work modalities.

Based on the assessment of our skilled providers we recommend a wide variety of nutritional and herbal supplements. At our clinic we carry supplements that can help reduce cold, flu, and allergy symptoms for both adults as well as children. We have supplements that aid in digestion and restore gut health. Nutrition is a huge facet in overall health and for that reason we carry clean protein powders, fibers, and cleanse kits. We also carry supplements that aid in symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. Our inventory is diverse and completely customizable to the needs of our patients.

Herbs and supplements can completely change the course of your treatment when they are utilized properly. Call our office at 503-493-9389 or schedule online to consult with one our providers today.