Acupuncture for Injury Pain Relief
Acupuncture is known for its ability to offer relief from accidents, shorten surgery recovery time and treat chronic pain conditions. Pain is the body’s alarm system indicating that an imbalance exists When the body is in a healthy, balanced state, it is able to recover from pain quickly. But as we all know, the body can sometimes be stuck in a pattern of pain. Acupuncture supports the body back to its natural balanced state in a short time.
How does Acupuncture heal my pain?
- Reduces Inflammation
- Increases Blood Flow
- Increases Range of Motion
- Reduces Muscle Spasm
- Decreases the side effects of medication
- Increases Relaxation
Studies show that acupuncture can help relieve chronic low back pain, dental pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia and symptoms of osteoarthritis. It has also been shown to help the treatment of emotional pain syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Did you know that most insurance companies in Oregon and nationwide cover acupuncture services for pain? And acupuncture treatments are also covered under auto accident claims up to $15,000 in Personal Injury Protection coverage. Insurance companies recognize the pain relieving benefits of acupuncture.
Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Neuropathies and Numbness
As an older woman "sot" in her ways, I've always been leery of acupuncture. But Kiné has made a believer of me. I'm walking around today with less pain in my neck than I've had for months, so I can speak from experience when I say she's superb: caring, careful, competent and knowledgeable.
Chronic Neck Pain Relief
Patient Since December 2008
As an acupuncturist, I am very picky about who can treat me. I came in with head and shoulder pain, headaches and general malaise as I was fighting off a holiday cold. Kate's treatment kicked this cold to the curb! Kate was attentive with good humor as she gave me one of the best treatments that I have ever had with a combination of acupuncture and tuina. I would highly recommend her and can't wait to come back with some more tricky issues I have to work on!
Kate is a Gifted Acupuncturist
Patient since 2016
I really don't think it gets any better than this! My acupuncturist, Allie has treated me specifically for headaches and neck pain. My progress has improved over time with treatments. Allie does comprehensive note taking which helps me identify the specific areas that need attention. She is patient, she is kind, she is considerate and very highly skilled and professional...really really really grateful to have found her!
Conscientious & Skillful
Patient Since February 2016
I started seeing acupuncturist, Allie Machen, to treat an acute post-surgical swelling issue. She not only completely eliminated the swelling, but helped with chronic issues in my back and neck. She has since treated me for everything from digestive to sleep issues. I've decided to see her once a month for maintenance.
Compassionate and Effective
Patient Since September 2015
Natural Medicine for Active Women with Painful Periods
Our 100% natural approach helps you have Pain free, manageable periods without medications or surgery so you can escape the monthly suffering and misery every month and have a more fulfilling, normal life.
Our treatments decrease and often completely resolve these symptoms:
- Pain and cramping due to Endometriosis
- Pain and heavy bleeding due to Fibroids
- Painful Ovarian Cysts
- Severe Menstrual Cramping
- Heavy Painful Periods Bleeding
- Headaches, nausea, bowel problems, lower back pain and other unwanted period symptoms
Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.
Why Our Natural Hormonal Treatments Work So Well
We address the root cause
Our careful analysis of your menstrual history starting from puberty until now will lead us to the actual root CAUSE of your painful periods. We do not want to simply mask the symptoms, we want to treat and resolve the source of the issue. This is why so many have found relief with our treatments, when other therapies didn’t work. Even those with a long family history of menstrual disorders have experienced significant relief.
We use an all natural approach your doctor may not know about
Your doctor may have prescribed medications to help relieve your symptoms and chalked up your painful periods as being “normal” for you. That doesn’t mean there’s no treatment to resolve the pain without medication, it just means conventional medicine does not offer your doctor a solution. We find that people who do not respond well to conventional treatment or who do not want to take medication respond very well to our natural approach.
We Awaken Your Body’s Natural Healing System.
Despite what you have been led to believe, your body is not “broken” and it IS possible to heal your pain. That’s because your body never forgets how to heal itself. It just needs the right support. Your body makes its own anti-inflammatory substances and painkillers, and our therapies help optimize these functions.
We Keep It Simple.
Healing your painful periods does not have to be difficult. Simple, targeted lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies are a very clear and concise way to approach the problem head on.
Here’s How We Help You Overcome Your Menstrual Pain
Extensive Health Exam with an Evaluation of Menstrual History
We take a whole systems approach to evaluating your health history - seemingly unrelated symptoms fall into a specific pattern diagnosis that ties them all together as one root cause.
Comprehensive Treatment Plan
We will collaborate with you on a plan of action for self care and a focused treatment plan that will resolve your pain as well as improve other symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, headaches, digestive upset and low energy or mood. Your treatment plan will include one or more of the following therapies: acupuncture, diet recommendations, targeted nutritional supplements, custom herbal remedies, and relaxation techniques.
Pain Relieving Health Modulating Acupuncture Therapy
Acupuncture is a regulatory therapy with a cumulative effect. Weekly acupuncture sessions are designed to relieve pain and stimulate your body’s own healing mechanisms. Consistent treatment offers effective results, similar to going to the gym or when needing to take medication. For those seeking faster results, treatments will be spaced closer together.
Concise, Focused Nutritional Guidance Custom Nutritional Support
We make sure all of your nutritional needs are met and offer tweaks to your diet that will improve how you feel. We want to support your body’s ability to use nutrients to heal and repair cells and tissues so you feel your best!
Ensuring Long Term Pain Relief
Once we have achieved consistent pain relief along with a renewed sense of health and vitality, we’ll gradually reduce the frequency of treatments. Your body will be able to hold onto the results and we will be here to offer maintenance care on an as needed basis. Our goal is to get you to where you no longer need treatment and will be so happy with your results you’ll send us all your friends and family.
Common Questions and Answers
Results vary, of course, but over 80% of our patients report improvement in terms of having reduced intensity of pain and with fewer days experiencing any symptoms after a course of treatment over one menstrual cycle.
People often feel a shift after the very first treatment. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes.
Natural medicine actually helps your body make more of its own medicine, which is more powerful and potent than any man-made medicine.
Most of our patients are able to get great results with once-weekly visits. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation.
The needles are extremely thin, and they cause no pain because they are razor sharp.
Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.
I have been seeing Kiné for the past few months after the birth of my second child. She's great at listening and asking questions to get to the root of the problem. Whether it's seasonal allergies, back pain, etc. I have found relief in my symptoms and will continue services. The office is centrally located in NE Portland and very clean.
Whole Body Healing
Patient Since June 2016
If I could give Kiné Fischler 10 stars, I would! Over the past 20 years, I have seen many acupuncturists but she stands out for her commitment, wisdom and presence. She is currently supporting me with the hormonal challenges of perimenopause and as an expert in women's health, Kiné is offering me both support and relief.
Side note: I am scared of needles and she is both gentle and skilled in her approach.
Supporting Me with Hormonal Challenges
Patient Since February 2014
Allie is a nurturing capable care provider. Very impressed and happy with her level of expertise as well as her kind communication. I hadn't received cupping before and love it! She asked important questions that I have not thought about, and made a very good supplement suggestion. So happy to have found her.
Patient Since September 2016
Wealth of beneficial information
Patient since 2016
I have been hesitant about getting acupuncture for a long time now and with some health issues I have been experiencing, I thought it was worth a shot. Because my husband and I are trying to get pregnant I thought a specialist in fertility acupuncture would be the way to go - I am so glad I came across Kiné!! She is so knowledgeable, comforting, took the time to really listen to me and answered all my questions with compassion. I am so glad I found her and will be going back to see her regularly.
Patient since 2017
Individual results will vary. The information provided on this website is not specific in nature and is not intended to supersede the advice of your physician or other health professionals familiar with your unique case.