Fall is time to Boost Immunity

Fall is time to Boost Immunity

Fall is here…with crisp nights, sunshine mixed with rain…and the start of cold & flu season. For many, it is also a season of allergies, as molds start to return with the Fall rains. Acupuncture has a long history of helping the immune system function more effectively, and Fall is the ideal time to boost […]

Study shows Acupuncture effective in reducing allergy-caused skin irritation

Study shows Acupuncture effective in reducing allergy-caused skin irritation

A 2010 study showed acupuncture to be an effective treatment for allergen-caused itchiness and skin irritation in people with eczema. The study titled “Influence of acupuncture on type I hypersensitivity itch and the wheal and flare response in adults with atopic eczema-a blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial,” brought good news to eczema sufferers in the […]

Let Acupuncture and Chinese Nutrition Support Your Digestion This Fall

Let Acupuncture and Chinese Nutrition Support Your Digestion This Fall

Digestion can be confusing. Many of us instinctively recognize imbalances as they creep up. We shift our lifestyle and are able to feel well again. It’s beautiful to experience this flow! Other times we struggle to recognize our bodies’ cues and discern what they mean.  Research into the gut-brain axis is young but has much […]

Acupuncture gives Allergy Relief according to new study

Acupuncture gives Allergy Relief according to new study

A new study, highlighted on CNN, has demonstrated what we’ve known for years: you don’t need to suffer with the symptoms of seasonal allergies. In the study, Acupuncture resulted in less use of anti-histamines, and lower incidences of symptoms. If you’ve been suffering with allergies, now is the time to get them under control. Our […]

Acupuncture at Jade River: our philosophy of care

Acupuncture at Jade River: our philosophy of care

When you choose where to go for your care many things are important: location, fit with the provider(s), trust, cost of care, availability of appointments, and practitioner experience with your health issue. Recently, I was chatting with a patient about our philosophy of care in our Acupuncture group at Jade River, and realized I should […]

What’s all the buzz about cupping?

What’s all the buzz about cupping?

As many of you know, cupping was featured at the recent Olympic Games in Brazil. What’s the buzz? Why are so many athletes cupping? Cupping is an ancient method, taught in all schools of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and in many massage schools. Utilizing either glass cups and a flame to create a vacuum (note, […]

Welcome Betsy Gordon to Jade River Acupuncture!

Welcome Betsy Gordon to Jade River Acupuncture!

We are very excited to welcome Betsy Gordon to the Acupuncture team at Jade River. A recent graduate of the esteemed Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Betsy has a keen interest in helping those with digestive and autoimmune conditions, as well as women’s health disorders, chronic pain, infertility, anxiety, and sports and auto accident injuries. While we […]

We’re TOPS in Portland Monthly Magazine!

We’re TOPS in Portland Monthly Magazine!

We are happy to announce that 5 of our providers have been honored as “TOP” in their profession in Portland Monthly Magazine’s Top Docs Issue! We are proud of this honor, and that so many of our providers were selected by their peers as exemplifying the best Portland has to offer!  Join us in congratulating: […]

New Research: Acupuncture Can Help Soothe the Pain of Endometriosis

New Research: Acupuncture Can Help Soothe the Pain of Endometriosis

A study has concluded that acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies can be effective in treating the painful symptoms of endometriosis. Researchers analyzed the practices of 24 different studies involving acupuncture as a source of relief for endometriosis and found one study in particular which effectively researched and demonstrated the effects of acupuncture as relief for […]

Research Isolates Acupuncture Point to Ease Menstrual Pain

Research Isolates Acupuncture Point to Ease Menstrual Pain

Researchers have recently pinpointed a specific acupuncture point (Spleen 6) which they have linked to dysmenorrhea. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea include abdominal, lower back and hip pain and menstrua l cramps. Researchers have linked point SP6 to these symptoms and found that acupuncture at this point can help alleviate them. Researchers noted that “tenderness at Sanyinjiao (SP6) […]