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, […]

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) […]

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 […]

Scrape Away the Pain: The Ancient Art of Gua Sha

Scrape Away the Pain: The Ancient Art of Gua Sha

The Healing Art of Gua Sha Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique of that is gaining widespread attention in recent years for its powerful pain-relieving effect. This manual therapy has a long history of practice in East Asian Medicine dating back thousands of years, and has today become an indispensible treatment tool for Acupuncturists […]

Preparing for construction: Dawn-Starr and Amara at the clinic

During the weeks we were waiting (interminably) for our building permit, Amara and I spent an afternoon removing dated soffits, window coverings, and hardware from the clinic.  This records our fun that afternoon! Look out!  We’ve got the power tools in our hands! That’s me (Dawn-Starr)taking down the wooden soffits over the windows in our large upstairs […]