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!

Q&A Series 1

Everyday our practitioners get so many great questions about how acupuncture works, what types of conditions we treat, and many more. We posted on social media, received phone calls, and asked our regular patients that came into the clinic what questions about acupuncture they would like to have answered by our practitioners. The amount of feedback and questions that we received in reply was astounding!

We are so lucky to be apart of such an active community of patients and followers. So in order to best keep up with your questions we have decided that we are going to turn our Q&A video into a series! Our first video in the series features our practitioner Stephanie Saffer. She answers a few questions about some of the specific conditions that we treat, how we treat them, and how acupuncture can target our patients’ needs.

We would love to hear more of your questions! Feel free to comment on our Facebook post, call our front desk at 503-493-9389, or leave your questions in person. Our practitioners are so excited to have the chance to reach out to a wider audience and answer some of the common questions about acupuncture that we know so many people have! Stay tuned for series 2!