As summer is leaving us and fall arrives the days are getting shorter, weather is getting colder and the clouds are slowly returning. Many would assume that as a Northwest local you just get used to it, which in some ways you do, but what many don’t realize is the extent that the darker ambiance can have on your mental state.
The autumn equinox has passed and Fall is upon us. In Chinese Medicine, this means the arrival of the season of the Metal element. It is not surprising that the organ associated with this season is the Lung, with the increased frequency of colds in the Fall.
According to Chinese Medicine, many chronic conditions have stagnant circulation of blood as part of their root cause. This certainly goes for pain, but also in many cases of auto-immune conditions, digestive disorders, gynecological issues, and even mental health concerns.
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 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.
Food should taste good, right? So why are so many medicines bitter? There are bitter flavor receptors throughout the whole body, and just like the other flavors, the bitter flavor has specific biochemical actions that we can benefit from. The 5 flavors are one of the most important concepts of Chinese Herbalism and food therapy. Here is a rundown of how each of the 5 flavors - spicy, sweet, bitter, sour, and salty - functions in your body.
In Oregon, if you are in a car accident you have one year and/ or $10,000 to insure that your body and over all health are restored to pre-accident conditions. Patients often start with Acupuncture or Chiropractic services for full assessment. If needed imaging is requested.
As a recent addition to the Vitalize team, I wanted to take a moment to say a warm hello and introduce myself to the community that I am so happy to be a part of.
I come to Vitalize from my own practice, Eng Acupuncture Center, in Silverton, OR, where I have practiced since 2014. While I continue
Do you ever feel like insurance jargon is a totally different language? Well, it kind of is. Here we will uncover some basics that will hopefully leave you feeling empowered about this consumer-based healthcare world we find ourselves teetering on the edge of. We will focus on defining some vocabulary and lining out some questions to ask your HR rep at work or insurance customer service. Or even better, you can find the answers yourself by reading through the benefit summaries your plan/administrator is required to deliver to you.
You may already know that we at Vitalize treat a lot of fertility and women’s health. This includes pregnant women with their myriad complaints. Let’s face it, as much as we may look like glowing goddesses, a pregnant body can be very uncomfortable. So here are some of the things acupuncture can treat in pregnancy, a time when other treatment options are limited.