Acupuncture

 

We believe that our physical, mental, and emotional well-being are interconnected... that our external environment and life experiences, from injuries to illness and trauma, can change our physiology just as much as our internal health can affect how we carry ourselves and perceive the world around us.

Our Acupuncture treatments are personalized for each patient and take your history, lifestyle, emotions, diet, digestion, work, and more into account to treat the underlying roots of your condition as well as the branches of ways its presenting. In that way, you are treated as an individual, not a series of symptoms. Our care is meant to enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being by giving you the space and attention to be heard and heal. 

 
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CONDITIONS TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) as being an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.

 
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HERE ARE A FEW AREAS OUR PRACTICE FOCUSES ON:

 
 

Emotional Health

Chronic Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Insomnia

PAIN RELIEF

Neck & Back Pain

Joint Pain

Headaches & Migraines

Acute/Chronic Injuries

Chronic Muscle Tension

DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Abdominal Bloating & Pain

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Constipation

Food Sensitivities

Acid Reflux (GERD)

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Irregular/Painful Menstrual Cycles

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Endometriosis

Peri-Menopausal Support

Learn More…

 
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GENERAL BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE

QUALITY SLEEP

DECREASED STRESS RESPONSE

IMPROVED MOOD

PAIN REDUCTION

REGULATED DIGESTION

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SERVICES

In addition to Acupuncture, we offer the  following services and therapies to patients:

 

Cupping therapy

Cupping gently lifts the skin and connective tissue (fascia) to improve circulation, relieve pain, and reduce stress. By creating a mild vacuum-like pressure, it feels like a deep tissue massage, just in reverse (and just as relaxing). Cups are commonly placed along the neck, shoulders, back, and legs to treat soreness and tension. Cupping is also beneficial for athletes because it accelerates tissue repair, shortening their recovery time. We offer Cupping with Acupuncture or as its own Cupping-Only treatment.


Eastern dietary therapy

Eastern Dietary Therapy is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that values food as a primary source of preventative and restorative medicine. Together we will discuss your diet and eating habits to see how they impact your current health. By understanding food in a holistic way, from its nutritional make-up to its TCM properties (flavor, temperature, organ-systems affected, etc.), we will give you personalized dietary guidance to enhance your treatments, health, and lifestyle.  


cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a natural way to get glowing skin. It increases circulation in the face, stimulates elastin and collagen production, all while toning facial muscles to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Points are also placed along the body to treat underlying imbalances (hormonal, stress, digestive) interfering with your skin's health. We pair treatments with Gua Sha to gently boost lymph flow and Dietary Therapy to nourish your skin from the inside-out between treatments.


Electro-stimulation

Electro-Stimulation, or "E-Stim," is where a low-intensity stimulus is used to continuously activate specific Acupuncture points. Research indicates that certain frequencies can promote the release of neurotransmitters, endorphins, and modify how pain-signals are recognized in the brain. E-Stim can be applied at areas of tenderness and increased concentrations of neuro-muscular fibers (Motor Points) to reduce pain, release tight muscles, or activate muscles that are not contracting properly. 


Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Moxibustion, or "Moxa," is a form of heat therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses the herb mugwort, Artemis vulgaris, to send heat into specific Acupuncture points. In Chinese Medicine, heat effused from moxa promotes the free flow of qi and blood, which is essential to preventing pain and restoring balance in the body. In our practice, we commonly use moxa to alleviate joint pain, regulate digestion, improve fertility, and even assist in pregnancy for labor preparation. 


GUA SHA

Gua Sha is a form of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) that uses a soft-edged tool over the skin to restore circulation in areas of pain and stagnation (including scar tissue or muscle "knots,"). In our practice, Gua Sha is used: along the face and neck to promote lymph flow, to relieve pain and emotional tension held in the chest and back, as well as preventing the common cold during a change of seasons. This traditional therapy is just as functional as it is versatile in its healing ability. 


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WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

“Lauren immediately made me feel comfortable and heard. She is a great listener and I really got the sense that she cares about your overall wellbeing. Lauren asked a lot of questions and I felt that she really took the time to get to know me and the whole picture of what was going on. I was really impressed by her attention to detail, as well as her compassionate and friendly demeanor! I have never been to another provider that looked at the “big picture” before. It is a refreshing and very much appreciated change!”


— SM, PORTLAND

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