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Kaiser Acupuncturists in Portland
“As a provider, I believe there is nothing more meaningful than acting with compassion and skill to foster the re-emergence of health and balance for each patient. I view my work with each person as a creative collaboration: knowing that your contributions to your healing are as important as mine. My practice is a "general" practice, with emphasis on chronic and acute pain, injury recovery, women's reproductive health/fertility, auto-immune disorders, digestive issues such as Celiac and other food sensitivities; allergies, asthma and dermatological issues; and depression and anxiety. I have privileges at Providence St. Vincent Hospital.
“Dixie Young Small, Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) is licensed to practice Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine by the Oregon Medical Board. She holds a Diplomate in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dixie has served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine & is a member of the American Acupuncture Council. In 2008, she completed her clinical internships at Oregon Health Science University, Central City Concern & the OCOM Clinic, completing the four-year post-graduate Master's degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
“Lihua Wang acquired formal medical education in both traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine, at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Later on she began her career as a cardiologist in Xi Yuan hospital affiliated with the China Academy of Traditional Medicine, where she practiced integrative medicine, combining both Western and Traditional Chinese medicine. In 1982 she was invited by Kaiser Permanente as a visiting scholar. In 1988 she was invited by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine to teach acupuncture and Chinese herbology and was clinic supervisor for four years before starting her private practice in 1992 in Portland, OR.
“Though I specialize in the treatment of infertility and women's health issues, I also consider myself a "general practitioner" of Oriental Medicine, and enjoy helping people with a wide variety of health challenges from asthma, allergies and other autoimmune-related diseases, to digestive disorders, acute and chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and other stress-related illnesses. Having had prior careers in public health and health research project management, I come from a Western scientific background and believe that using the best of both Western and Eastern medicine can often lead to the best results in dealing with health problems.
“Doctoral candidate Wade McCulloch is one of the few doctoral students of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the Country. The Qi Spot offer's Traditional Chinese Medicine which treats any illness you can name. Acupuncture is used to move energy, to relieve pain, and restore balance. Chinese Herbs are used to fundamentally change the energetic makeup of the internal body and organs. Coupled with nutritional counseling by our Naturopathic doctor, and massage therapy by our experience therapists, we feel The Qi Spot offers the true meaning of Wellness and Health.
“"When the Qi is blocked, you have pain or illness. Acupuncture & Chinese massage could unbloke the Qi and you will heal". I like to spend quality time with every patient and provide the highest level of care. By taking the time to not only treat the symptoms but also check the root cause. I treat the "whole" person -- body, mind and spirit.
“A native of China, Dr. Lu is widely recognized as an exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced senior practitioner in the arts of acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese tuina massage for two decades. Formally educated and trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, both in China and the U.S., and with 20 years of teaching, research, and clinical experience in those two countries, Dr. Lu has helped thousands of patients to achieve their goals of living healthy and happier lives.
“Brandon came to know Chinese Medicine as an integral part of his own healing journey. He left a successful career in engineering as well as the western model of care to seek out help for his own state of dis-ease by traveling the countries of Asia. It is there that he discovered the efficacy of Thai massage and witnessed firsthand the massive power and simplicity of the acupuncture needle that almost instantly cured him of an ailment that western medicine had been unable to effectively remedy in over a year of treatment.
“My goal as a healer is to help my patients have healthier and longer lives through my practice of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. I consider myself to be a general practitioner to help my patients achieve balance in their health. I also specialize in several areas to handle the "bumps in the road" that pop up and interfere your health and well being. Some of the issues I address are: colds/flu, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, acute & chronic pain including back & neck pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, plantar faciitis, headaches sports injuries, digestive disorders, asthma, insomnia, stress/anxiety and allergies.
“I look forward to helping you on your healing journey! I integrate alternative medicine with acupuncture, structural adjustment, massage, and nutritional therapy to ensure the best possible care for my patients. I originally was inspired to study medicine by learning Qigong, a series of movements that help to heal the body. There are many different types of Qigong that focus on the body and the movement of Qi, or vital air and energy in its circulation through the body. I look forward to working with you. Al Thieme, LAc, MAOM, MSEE
“Many clients who come to see me report that life has become too difficult, and usually don't see a way back to health. If you're dealing with autoimmune conditions, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue, depression- Chinese Medicine can support you in ways that other medicine has not.
“I offer gentle, effective treatment for both acute and chronic ailments. I am committed to working with you to reduce dependence on drugs, surgery and other protocols that have possible side-effects and restore your bodies optimal physical, mental and emotional well-being.
“I believe in the Chinese Medicine maxim that mind and body are not separate and must be treated holistically. This is why I offer pain management, wellness and prevention treatments as well as acupuncture and massage combination sessions as adjuncts to counseling. I also work with people who have been injured, but neither injury nor counseling is requisite for my services. Nothing makes me feel better than getting a text or call from a client telling me how much I helped them. It's why I'm in practice, actually.
“As a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, I'm passionate about helping people live healthier and happier lives. I treat a wide variety of conditions in my clinic with the majority of conditions falling into three main categories. 1. PAIN MANAGEMENT- this includes acute and chronic muscle and joint pain, chronic headaches and migraines, and nerve pain including sciatica. 2. INTERNAL MEDICINE- female and male reproductive health including menstrual disorders, erectile dysfunction, fertility support, and symptoms associated with menopause. Also digestive disorders, support during cancer treatment, and allergies. 3. EMOTIONAL WELLBEING- stress management, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and mood swings.
“Are you ready to de-stress, heal, and feel better now? Ready to find lasting wellness through a combination of Acupuncture and foot reflexology? Then you've come to the right place. Chinese medicine is a holistic approach to health that awakens and optimizes the bodies' natural healing abilities to create long term health and wellness. Chinese Medicine is also an integrated medicine - I incorporate massage and/or foot reflexology in all of my sessions to help you achieve your wellness goals, maintain your health and live life to its fullest. Book online today, insurance accepted!
“Dr. Lu was one of the few acupuncturists in the United States who was not only a MD in China, but also had additional eight years specialty training with highest medical degree. Dr. Lu earned his doctoral degree in internal medicine from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China. He also holds bachelor and master degrees in orthopedics and traumatology and worked as orthopedic surgeon and acupuncturist in China. Currently, Dr. Lu is the Chair of AOM at the doctoral studies at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, instructor and clinical assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University.
“With every client I attempt to balance both their physical and energetic bodies. I attempt to find the root causes of their specific issues, and resolve their symptoms completely, without longterm pharmaceutical, herbal, or manual therapies. I prefer clients who are willing to do their work around my prescribed nutritional changes, exercise programs, spiritual practice (Qi-gong), and stretching programs to assist me with the balancing of their Whole Being. If you are looking to balance and harmonize both your spiritual and physical bodies, then I know I can help you resolve your imbalances!
“Katya's gentle treatments are profound and transformative. Although able to draw on a range of effective Acupuncture methods, Katya speciality is a highly refined, 5 Element Japanese method called Toyohari. It addresses not only a persons symptoms but their root constitutional imbalance as well. It is very gentle, able to be used on children and sensitive people as needles can be used in a painless way. For office hours and to book online: http://katya-tripp.genbook.com
“It is very rewarding to me to help people improve their health and well-being with acupuncture, herbal medicine, stress reduction techniques, dietary advice and lifestyle recommendations. My background is in Western medicine.Before my acupuncture studies I worked as a physical therapist for 18 years in hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation facilities. I feel fortunate to be able to offer a combination of Eastern and Western medicine in my practice.
If you have health insurance coverage with Kaiser, or you're looking for Kaiser Acupuncturists in Portland (or Portland Acupuncturists who accept Kaiser), please contact these Acupuncturists and confirm that they are either in-network with Kaiser are or can help you with your Kaiser coverage.
Acupuncture in Portland - is it right for me?
Acupuncture is based on the concepts of oriental medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Portland acupuncturists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat the many conditions, aches and pains that respond to acupuncture.
Acupuncturists insert very fine acupuncture needles into a number of trigger points on your body. The purpose of the needles is to stimulate acupuncture points or meridians. The needles do not inject any substance into your body and are so fine as to be virtually impossible to feel. In some cases, acupuncture may be accompanied by electrical stimulation or the burning of moxa, a form of heat therapy. Or use acupressure, where physical pressure is applied by hand or elbow to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
'Accupuncture' and 'Accupuncturist' are common mis-spellings.