Many people first think of acupuncture for pain relief. Whether it is associated with car accidents, sports injuries or internal disorders from your digestive, reproductive or respiratory systems, acupuncture helps you get out of pain quickly. Chiropractors, primary care physicians and surgeons routinely refer patients to combine our acupuncture care with their their treatment plans to speed recovery.
Acupuncture is one treatment modality in a system of medicine known as Oriental Medicine or the term we prefer, East Asian Medicine. Acupuncture is the process of placing fine hair-like filaments at specific points on the body to move vital energy, or Qi, that flows throughout a person's body in specific patterns. When this flow is blocked or disrupted, illness and dysfunction results. The acupuncture treatment is designed to promote and restore the balance of energy.
From its inception in China more than 3,000 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health. The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health recognize acupuncture as an effective treatment for many health conditions.
Acupuncture directly benefits a person's bodily health by increasing circulation, reducing swelling, releasing endorphins, and stimulating the limbic system. As a result, a wide variety of conditions are treated, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome).
It can be beneficial for pain syndromes due to an injury or associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis. Respiratory conditions, including sinusitis and asthma have been relieved with acupuncture, as have many gynecologic disorders and infertility.
Acupuncture also helps reduce fatigue and stress, great for promoting overall well-being.
Most people find acupuncture treatment to be very relaxing, even blissful!
I have been seeing Kine for the past few months after the birth of my second child. She's great at listening and asking questions to get to the root of the problem. Whether it's seasonal allergies, back pain, etc. I have found relief in my symptoms and will continue services. The office is centrally located in NE Portland and very clean.
Whole Body Healing
Patient Since June 2016
Kiné introduced me to acupuncture. We have been working on reducing chronic pain exacerbated by several operations. The pain began to diminish after several acupuncture sessions and I now go for nearly a week with little or no pain. Kiné is very present, clear and calm. She has helped me to set health goals that are realistic and make intuitive sense. After a revolving door of hospital visits I'm now participating in my own recovery. A wonderful development.
Now Little to No Pain
Chronic Pain from Surgeries
My 1st experience with acupuncture was with Kiné at Willow Tree when I was 37 weeks pregnant. She was very thorough, asked lots of questions, gave me suggestions for supplements & exercises to help with issues I was having. I really think having acupuncture towards the end of my pregnancy contributed to going into labor on time as well as having a smooth labor & delivery. I have continued treatment since I had my baby for back pain and have seen improvements