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Acupuncture Helps Postpartum Recovery

If you are reading this, chances are you have heard how awesome acupuncture can be in pregnancy. From pain relief to labor preparation, acupuncture truly excels in supporting healthy pregnancies. What many folks don’t know...

Pregnancy Acupuncture for Labor Prep in the 3rd Trimester

Hooray! You are in the home stretch of a full term pregnancy and it is time to start getting your mind and body prepared for labor and delivery! I was recently interviewed by a researcher...

10 Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

1) Get plenty of rest Winter is the time of hibernation, slowing down to conserve our energy in order to protect and best resist illnesses that more easily invade our bodies when the weather is...

Natural Mind Body Medicine for Depression

Depression is referred to as a mood disorder characterized by persistent sadness, despondency, hopelessness, and/or loss of interest.  It is a condition that brings disruption to daily life and impairs normal functioning.  Other symptoms that...

How to Find an Awesome Portland Acupuncturist!

"Help!  I need an acupuncturist but where do I start to find the ONE that is the right match for me, and what I need help with ?" Acupuncturists are as varied as conventional physicians....

How To Choose The Right Fertility Acupuncturist in Portland

Many studies have shown that Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can improve fertility for women and men, and we are getting a lot of exposure in the media!  As a result, many acupuncturists have made the...

How does Acupuncture work? The physiology behind the mystery.

How does acupuncture work?  What is it doing? These are the questions that I asked when first introduced to Oriental Medicine and  now answer every day as an acupuncturist. Those of us who practice acupuncture...

The Top 6 Male Infertility Risk Factors

When working with Portland couples with fertility challenges, we love to work with both partners! While one is preparing her womb and balancing her hormones to support a healthy pregnancy, the other can also work...

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Fellas, we have to talk. It's been known for a while that a man's life span is shorter than a woman's by 5-10 years, on average. But did you also know that men are much...

Gentle Birth Recovery for all Mamas, C Section births in particular

The day has arrived! We finally have our new babies in our arms after months of waiting and we are ready to move a little more freely in our own bodies. Most women I see...