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Acupuncturists in Portland
“Hello my name is Tony Wittinger, I am an acupuncturist & massage therapist and proud Portland native. My practice is all about helping others to live a full, active, and pain-free life. There is no good reason anyone should have to endure a lifetime of aches and pains, I believe with proper diet, exercise and treatment, pain-free living can be a realistic goal.
“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 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.
“Acute/chronic pain of all kinds -- whether from injuries related to motor vehicle/on-the-job accidents, sprains/strains, overuse, migraines, arthritis or other diseases -- these all respond very well to the combination of acupuncture/acupressure techniques I use. I've also had great results treating many other conditions over the past ten years including respiratory issues (sinusitis/coughs/asthma/allergies), digestive issues (GERD/IBS/constipation/diarrhea/nausea), urinary issues (UTI/overactive bladder), and stress-related disorders (anxiety/depression/insomnia/panic attacks). I also have advanced training in treating all women's health issues (see below for more info).
“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 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
“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'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.
“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!
“"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.
“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.
“At Point to Health Acupuncture I offer personalized, compassionate, and effective healthcare. By using the modalities of acupuncture, Oriental medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, and water therapy I work to help heal what ails you. I have found that using these modalities in conjunction with each other provides lasting results. I also strive to help patients have the tools and education they need to do home care, and maintenance care on their own. My goal is to help people be pain free and reach their optimal health potential. Call me today for a free consultation.
“I specialize in treating all types of pain whether it is acute or chronic, a work injury, motor vehicle accident, a sports injury, or an overuse / repetitive motion injury. Working closely with a team of providers, including: a medical doctor, physical therapists, and a chiropractic physician in order to customize and tailor modalities that best meet the needs of our patients. As I am also a licensed massage therapist, all of my acupuncture patients receive some type of bodywork included in their treatment session.
“Talia is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She is certified by the California Board of Acupuncture, Oregon Medical Board, & nationally by NCCAOM. She completed her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. While at PCOM she studied acupuncture, herbalism, western disease, Qigong, Tai chi, massage and diet therapy.
“I provide the best medical acupuncture with significant long lasting positive changes to a patient's health. No matter what the challenge, I will work with you to provide the most effective solution to your health care needs. I'm an expert in pain and sports medicine, but also work with women's health, neurological problems, aging and chronic disease.
“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
“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.
“You can have less pain, more energy and better balance in your life, starting today. You've probably heard about acupuncture, thought it might help you, but thought you just couldn't afford the treatments. Now you can. Community style acupuncture clinics were created to make acupuncture accessible to more people. Having your treatment in a room with others is what keeps the cost affordable. There's a special magic to this, a group energy that is shared and enhances your treatment. Our sliding scale of $20-$50 allows you to choose what is light and right for you.
“My ideal client is motivated to improve their health and well being, curious, and dedicated. My specialities include Women's health, pregnancy and postpartum support, mental and emotional health, and pain relief. Knee pain, hip pain/sciatica, and neck pain respond particularly well to my treatments.
“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.
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).