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Acupuncturists in Portland
“I am a licensed acupuncturist providing skilled care through Chinese medicine. I have been helping people get back to what they love since 2007 and have developed a passion for keeping people of all ages active and healthy. I believe that living pain free is not a luxury but a necessity and providing this service to as many people as possible is what drives me each day.
“Are you in Pain? Do you have Digestive Problems? Would you like to Quit Smoking Naturally? Have you been told to live with it? We can help! We have helped countless people with these & many other problems with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine. Are you having trouble having a baby? We treat infertility
“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!
“Greetings! My ideal patient would like help in the treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy when they first have signs of Numbness, Tingling or Pain. Acupuncture, Chinese food therapies & herbs are very effective in healing most health conditions! When warranted, I refer to other providers when I realize limitations of what I can do for you. I love people and helping others in their approach to wellness.
“Health comes from the Old English hælþ, meaning "wholeness, being whole, sound or well, integrity." Being healthy is a dynamic, evolving process that requires attention to, and integration of, all aspects of ourselves: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental. As a natural health care provider, I am trained to work within all of these realms. In my practice, I combine my knowledge of the energetic landscape of the body with an understanding of Western anatomy and physiology to holistically treat the systems of the body as well as the subtle energy that precedes them.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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!
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Does pain limit the things you love in life? Are you questioning narcotic pain killers or a surgery? You have more options to find relief. As an acupuncturist, I specialize in Pain Relief. Patients also find relief for Insomnia, Head Aches, Allergy Relief, Digestive Complaints, Stress/Anxiety/Depression.
“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.
“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.
“The majority of my patients are seeking relief from physical pain of one kind or another. This could be stemming from a chronic issue, an injury, or an unresolved health condition. Many individuals I see are also attempting to decrease stress in their lives, as well as to find new tools and approaches for ongoing concerns. I meet my patients where they are and help them take the next step toward their vision of health and wholeness. My specialties include digestive disorders, women's health, and the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
“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 am a licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon since May, 1993. My work is informed by over 30 years as a licensed massage therapist and a B.A. in Dance/Movement Studies and Health & Healing from Naropa University. My professional credentials include a MAcOM from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, diplomate status conferred by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and certificates of advanced study from the Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China and the World Health Organization International Acupuncture Training Center at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China.
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).