Could your fatigue, weight gain or depression be undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?

Could your fatigue, weight gain or depression be undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?

Dr. Harper discusses Hypothyroidism! An expert in balancing Thyroid hormones naturally, she wants you to know about an often hidden and undiagnosed condition. Can’t lose weight even thought you are eating healthy and exercising?  Do you wake up tired although you are getting good hours of sleep? Persistent fatigue, foggy memory, depression, insomnia, always feeling […]

Dr. Petra offers a natural alternative to stay germ free in cold & flu season!

Dr. Petra offers a natural alternative to stay germ free in cold & flu season!

Our own Dr. Petra Caruso, N.D. was recently invited to be an ongoing guest contributor on Portland Today, a new program on KGW, Channel 8 News. Her most recent appearance had her discussing antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and natural alternatives. In case you missed the episode, here is some important information from her segment as […]

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 Dr. Petra Caruso, N.D.

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Petra Caruso, N.D. to Jade River!  With ten years of experience as a primary care doctor and past owner of Woodstock Natural Health Clinic, she brings her dedication to helping you discovering the underlying cause of your symptoms and helping you remove the obstacles to wellness. Her […]

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) […]

Enhance your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture

Enhance your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture

The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces 30 distinct hormones, each of which has a very specific job to do. This system controls your physical growth, mood, hormone output, reproduction, mental functionality and immune system. When not working properly, you become more susceptible to disease and your ability to […]

Super Bowl Fans: Which of Your Favorite NFL Players Uses Acupuncture?

Super Bowl Fans: Which of Your Favorite NFL Players Uses Acupuncture?

The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their” team winning, deflated balls, the crazy new commercials that will be introduced, and how much beer can be consumed on one Sunday afternoon. I admit, I don’t really get it, […]

How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods […]