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Why get Acupuncture in Portland in the Summer?

July 27, 2017

Why get Acupuncture in Portland in the summer? Two reasons: What is there about summer that gives us unique health challenges? It is such a wonderful time of the year. I was pondering why get acupuncture in Portland in the summer?   I was thinking about all the things that we do that are different because it’s summer.   We wait for […]

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acupuncture helps urinary incontinence

Acupuncture helps urinary incontinence?

June 27, 2017

It goes something like this.   You are holding your newborn baby.  It starts with a sneeze. And you think, did I just pee my pants?   With a certain amount of shock, you realize, it’s true.  You did just wet your pants. This inconvenient and at times, embarrassing, little problem is urinary incontinence.   It is not a rare problem. Lots of women — regardless […]

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Alternative to Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

June 22, 2017

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has long been known to use a specific protocol for facial rejuvenation.   Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation treatments were popular among the wealthy in China before the Communist takeover. Now, with aging Baby Boomers trying to stave off wrinkles, the technique is gathering steam again. The needle therapy can also be used to treat acne, lighten or erase freckles and age spots.  The […]

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Can acupuncture help neuropathy

Can acupuncture help neuropathy?

May 24, 2017

“Can acupuncture help neuropathy?” is a question that I often get.  Frequently the question is in reference to peripheral neuropathy.  I’ll start with what is neuropathy? What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy is a term that refers to general diseases or malfunctions of the nerves. It shows up as weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage. It is most common in the hands […]

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What is moxa

What is Moxa?

March 18, 2017

I’m hearing a lot of coughing as patients come into the clinic.  Moxibustion or Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves burning an herb called Mugwort, to promote healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. It is debatable which came first, moxibustion or acupuncture? The purpose of moxa is to stimulate the flow of qi and […]

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