Acupuncture Portland

Safety of Herbs in Pregnancy

At Vitalize, we love working with pregnant mamas.  The conditions that arise during pregnancy are unique and the treatment options can sometimes feel limited.  There is always the extra step of asking how this will impact the growing babe. It is best to assume that anything you ingest will pass to the baby, and this includes herbs and supplements.  This certainly does not mean that you have to stop all your herbs and supplements when you get the BFP (big fat positive!). And it also doesn’t mean we can’t treat your nausea, fatigue, sinus congestion, swelling, heartburn, insomnia, etc. with herbs.  Our practitioners are informed about herbal safety and can guide you.

Spring Cleanse with Vitalize!

Join us! We are offering a Spring Cleanse information session on Wed April 17, 6-7:30pm at Vitalize Clinic. We will help you choose a 10, 21 or 28-day cleanse from Standard Process, a whole-food nutrient supplement company. Join acupuncturists Amber Hincks and Molly Erickson for additional support with Chinese medical dietary recommendations for healthy spring eating, recipes, simple meal-planning and group support.

Do you have Blood Stagnation? What to look for.

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. 

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.

Happy to meet you, happy to be here!

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

Coconut: From Nut to Oil

Do you know where your coconut oil comes from? You should. In a day and age where chemicals are readily found in our food system, and more and more labs are creating genetically modified foods, it’s important to be informed, and understand what you’re eating. Coconut oil is one of those foods that can vary greatly in processing, so know what you’re really buying and putting in your body. After all, your body is a temple! 

Seasonal Allergies: Tips and Tricks

Allergy season in the NW has officially started.  If you are feeling the symptoms here are a few tips to get you through...

1) Before bed wash your face and hair: Allergens, like pollen that are blowing around outside stick to our hair, clothes, and face.  Before bed, wash out these allergens so that your body's immune system isn't stuck fighting them all night long.

Lighten Up, Weight Management and Detox

There’s nothing better than the holidays: enjoying libations, goodies and rich meals together with friends and family. However, add-in the hustle and bustle of the season, stresses and responsibilities and before long, we are getting bogged down. Did you know that the average weight gain per season is 7 to 10 pounds? With that added weight comes stored toxins and increased oxidative stress which can set you up for future disease. But don’t despair! You can enjoy the fun and festivities and mitigate some of this damage by incorporating just a few affordable and easy-to-implement tricks. You will set yourself up to be your best healthiest self for the start of the new year.