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Acupuncturists in Portland
“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.
“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.
“I offer Japanese Bodywork. It is a unique blend of massage, acupuncture, and stretching instructions that you can easily follow at home. It is an all encompassing modality that enables you to improve your health mechanically and energetically. Since 2004, I have treated migraine headaches, back pains, shoulder pains, frozen shoulders, infertility, reproductive issues, digestive issues, TMJ, nerve pains, fibromyalgia, MS, insomnia, and anxiety.
“I specialize in treating the individual in a connected, safe and comfortable setting. The goal of my work is to make my clients feel comfortable and to co-create realistic and positive goals. I empower my clients to know their own bodies to better live in a sustainable and connected way. The goal is to increase the awareness and possibility of using our bodies to teach us, as they have innate wisdom. Acupuncture can help translate and decode what your body truly wants to communicate. Vibrant health results when one is courageous enough to show up and listen.
“True health is more than just not feeling sick. It means that you are functioning at your highest possible level. Your body is in harmony, your mind is alert and your spirit is calm. You have the energy you need to get the most out of life. Each aspect of your whole self is strong and balanced.
“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.
“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!
“We all experience the effects of stress in different ways. Do you ever feel overloaded with too much to think about? Have you ever felt like you can't stomach life? A balanced earth element can help you digest not only your food better, but also your life experiences in a way that helps you feel more centered and stable. This is just one of many ways 5 element acupuncture can help you feel more yourself. Each element has certain ways it tends to go out of balance, and has different needs for how to best reveal its strengths.
“I can work with you on a variety of health concerns, including (but not limited to): - stress - musculoskeletal pain - neurological issues - colds and flus - chronic headaches - hormonal imbalances, fertility, and discomfort during pregnancy - chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and thyroid issues - addictions - cancer treatment side effects
“For a while there, things were feeling pretty good. Life was full, but manageable. Something happened though, and it hit you hard. Maybe it's a physical pain; maybe it's an emotional pain. Maybe it's even a spiritual pain. One way or another, it's definitely a pain that has impacted how you feel about yourself and maybe even your life. Getting out of pain is possible. You can move through these challenges in safe and supported ways so that your vitality returns and you can move forward with your life feeling more integrated and whole.
“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.
“If you have been seeking acupuncture treatment that will help to resolve your health or pain issues, let's explore if I can help you. Acupuncture is the physical therapy branch of Chinese medicine and it gives you immediate feedback, changing the way you feel. As the treatment improves the flow of Qi (vitality) and blood (nourishment) throughout your body, you begin to experience yourself differently. People walk out often feeling relaxed and energized, a result of Qi and Blood circulating more freely throughout the body. Call today for a free 30-minute consultation to explore your treatment options.
“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
“I love helping couples and individuals achieve their fertility and childbearing goals. As Oregon's only certified Hunyuan Fertility practitioner, I utilize a unique, truly natural, economical and effective system of Chinese medicine to not only increase chances of conception, but also to optimize health outcomes of the childbearing process for both mother and child. If you have been struggling to conceive and are searching for the best natural option, Hunyuan herbalism should be a strong consideration. I am also trained and experienced in treating a wide variety of prenatal and pediatric diseases and complaints using acupuncture, herbs, and shonishin.
“I believe that for healing to occur, the patient and I need to work as a team in a dynamic interchange of ideas and actions. I honor the interaction of body, mind and spirit to restore balance. I am adept at creating a trustful, nurturing atmosphere within which my patients can take increasing responsibility for their health.
“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.
“ARE YOU LOOKING FOR NATURAL PAIN RELIEF? If you have been suffering from chronic pain; chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia; if you are tired of medications that at best give temporary relief and at the worst result in undesirable side effects; if being in pain had been accompanied by feelings of depression, anxiety or PTSD; then you are the person I am most passionate about treating. Sadly many practitioners, simply don't have the time, training, and/or inclination to treat the complexities of pain - nor are they familiar with natural approaches outside of their own specialty.
“I'm passionate about helping people return to a state of dynamic balance in health. In this state we're resilient and able to move through illness and stress, emerging with new strengths and a deeper understanding of who we are. I work with my patients to develop a comprehensive health plan utilizing acupuncture, herbs, nutritional guidance, and movement and breath therapy. I empower patients to engage with their own bodies both on and off the treatment table. Above all else my work is guided by a deep respect for the body's intelligence and will to heal.
“I treat patients with acute and chronic pain due to overuse, sports injuries, car accidents, and shoulder/neck tension due to stress. I also address stress-related conditions such as anxiety/mood disorders, headaches, digestive issues and sleep disruptions. I support patients wanting to change personal habits (diet, smoking cessation), and those patients recovering from illness, surgery, work injury, or cancer treatment. I enjoy hands-on manual therapy in addition to providing acupuncture treatments, and I've had great results in reducing patients' pain and restoring movement when using acupuncture and massage together.
“At Acupuncture Northwest, we see patients of all types, with the goal of having you leave feeling better then when you walked in the door. As a practitioner, it is my job to listen to your health history and give you individualized quality care. I love this profession, and I want to help you feel healthier and happier, no matter where you are on that path. If you want to have less pain, lower stress levels, or are looking for positive change in your life, acupuncture is for you.
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.
Credentials for Portland licensed acupuncturists?
A licensed acupuncturist in Portland needs a minimum of two years college education and must complete three years of professional training and pass the State's approved licensing examination. The three year program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. Most States' professional training programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).