Essential Oils

You might have noticed a few new things on the front desk!

By popular demand, we have gotten some of those amazing smells for you to purchase.

Here is a brief explanation of what each one is good for.

Tonify is the acupuncture word for nourish.


Tonify Water

  • fatigued

  • running physically cold

  • low libido

  • has fear

Tonify Metal

  • a common cold

  • allergies

  • constipation (lower GI tract related)

  • experiencing grief

Tonify Earth

  • upset digestion (upper GI tract)

  • poor appetite

  • worry

  • stress

Tonify Wood

  • poor circulation

  • liver detox

  • irritability or anger

  • frustration

If you have any questions about which one is most beneficial for you, please ask your acupuncturist, they will be more then happy to find the right smell for your health.

We also have the wonderful lavender you get in your treatment rooms at the front desk too! It’s just hiding with a special Vitalize label on it. What you might not know about this lavender is that it is a French lavender which gives it such a sweet smell and is why we like it so much.

Last but not least, we still have the amazing Sombra, if you haven’t had the chance to try it ask your provider, they can easily add it to your session.


 Photo by Mo Wieser

Photo by Mo Wieser

What is Reiki you might be asking yourself? Reiki is a technique used by the Japanese to reduce stress, increase relaxation and promote healing. It is a treatment that everyone can use and has been known for helping the individual where it is most needed even if they are not sure where that is. Often it is said that after a treatment one feels relaxed, peaceful and at ease with the stress of their lives.

Vitalize Acupuncture is partnering with Apothic Energy for Lunch Time Reiki! This community event is being offered Monday, November 19th at noon. Relax and restore while immersed in healing vibrations.

The session will be lead by Sarah Marie Livings of Apothic Energy and Marisa Farr LMT. Marisa is a 2nd degree Holy Fire II Reiki practioner and massage therapist at Vitalize. Sarah Marie is a Master Level Usui/Tibetan/Holy Fire II Reiki practitioner and Shamanic Healer.

Amongst the many benefits of Reiki, it is proven to aid in alleviation of pain, anxiety, depression, stress and tension. Clear thinking and a general sense of wellbeing are common reported results. Reiki is a wonderful way to support your overall health. Feel good in your body, heart and mind.

The soothing session will officially start at 12:15 and last about 30 minutes. We will provide pillows, yoga mats or chairs to get comfortable while receiving the treatment. Sarah Marie and Marisa will move throughout the room working a short time on each individual allowing for the healing to occure where it is needed. There will be a brief time after for questions and transitioning back to reality.

There is limited space so please RSVP here!

Time: noon – 1pm
Location: 511 SW 10th Avenue Suite 605 Portland, OR 97205
Cost: $10

We look forward to seeing you. Meet us at Suite 605 on Monday.

If you have any questions please email Marisa at

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In the morning:

Facial Cleanse & Sinus Rinse

See instructions at the bottom of this document.

Think before opening Windows: Trees and grass pollen that cause spring allergies can blow into your house even if you open your windows even a crack,

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a time-tested natural approach for combating the signs of aging and promoting a healthy and radiant appearance. While no therapies, surgical, chemical, or natural can reduce every sign of aging,  facial rejuvenation acupuncture is an ideal and effective option for those who would like to avoid risky and expensive surgeries or chemical procedures, as well as those who place a high value on preserving a natural appearance.