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Natural Mind Body Medicine for Depression

Depression is referred to as a mood disorder characterized by persistent sadness, despondency, hopelessness, and/or loss of interest.  It is a condition that brings disruption to daily life and impairs normal functioning.  Other symptoms that...
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How to Find an Awesome Portland Acupuncturist!

"Help!  I need an acupuncturist but where do I start to find the ONE that is the right match for me, and what I need help with ?" Acupuncturists are as varied as conventional physicians....
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How does Acupuncture work? The physiology behind the mystery.

How does acupuncture work?  What is it doing? These are the questions that I asked when first introduced to Oriental Medicine and  now answer every day as an acupuncturist. Those of us who practice acupuncture...
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The Top 6 Male Infertility Risk Factors

When working with Portland couples with fertility challenges, we love to work with both partners! While one is preparing her womb and balancing her hormones to support a healthy pregnancy, the other can also work...
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June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Fellas, we have to talk. It's been known for a while that a man's life span is shorter than a woman's by 5-10 years, on average. But did you also know that men are much...
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Back Pain – Lifestyle and Home Remedies

  Oy! My aching neck and back! With the rise of technology and our automotive society, we have become far more sedentary than our body's have been designed. We need to get up and MOVE! ...
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Electro Acupuncture Ovulation for PCOS patients

I recently took a class from Swedish physician scientist Elisabet Stener-Victorin who discussed her research in the effectiveness of using acupuncture to stimulate ovulation in women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS.) ...
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Dr. J’s Preventative Tips for Allergies

Allergy symptoms are indeed awful. Watery, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose…these symptoms are sure to put a damper on what ought to be fun, relaxing time outside. Unfortunately, allergies have dramatically risen in...
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Whiplash Treatment… What You May Not Know About Chinese Medicine and Neck Pain

  Most types of pain are incredibly disconcerting; however, neck pain can be excruciating and often leads to a poor quality of life.  Mild neck pain may not be good enough reason to take in...
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Why do you want me to stick out my tongue?

It is always fun to watch a new patient's expression change when I ask them to stick out their tongue. In Chinese Medicine, tongue and pulse diagnosis are a couple of techniques used to assess...
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