A Life-Saving Benefit of Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment for Depression Symptoms

Depression is associated with cardiovascular disease via both lifestyle and physiological mechanisms. Depression makes one more likely to eat poorly, stop exercising, suffer sleep irregularities, etc.; and has been shown to elevate heart rate and blood pressure, reduce blood flow to the heart, and increase cortisol production.

New research suggests acupuncture use is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD; the most common form of cardiovascular disease) in depressed patients. The study by Chia-Yu Huang, et al. (for full text, click here), found that patients diagnosed with depression who received acupuncture experienced a significantly lower rate of CHD than depressed patients who did not receive acupuncture. These findings were independent of age, sex, comorbidities and medication use.

The study involved more than 43,000 patients, identified through the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database, and divided into an acupuncture group and a non-acupuncture group for comparison based on a review of insurance claims records. TCM services are reimbursed through National Health Insurance, which covers more than 99 percent of the Taiwanese population, according to the study authors.

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If you have depression or know someone who does, make an appointment to learn more about how acupuncture can help with depression at our Beaverton area office.

Natural Health Changes Help for Depression

Non-Drug Help For Portland Depression Clients

Natural health changes to help depression.

Depression isn’t always just “feeling down” because of circumstantial situations. For some people, depression can be chronic… a constant struggle year after year. For Tori, depression began as a child. The medications prescribed for her were not very helpful and, in some cases, made her feel drugged. Eventually, she began looking toward wellness and a natural approach for hope.

This is Tori’s Story on how an altered diet and a few key supplements changed her life.

For more information on how natural health can help with depression make an appointment at our Portland area office.

Calming the Mind: Three-Point Combinations for Anxiety and Insomnia

Acupuncture to Help Anxiety & Insomnia

acupuncture treatment for anxiety in Beaverton area

Anxiety and insomnia are extremely common patient presentations encountered in the clinic – undoubtedly even more so in today’s challenging times. Often these patients are also apprehensive or sensitive to needling sensation; or blatantly afraid of acupuncture needles in general.

Let’s discuss three of my favorite acupoint prescriptions that offer a minimalist approach for patients suffering from general anxiety and insomnia. These prescriptions use only three points apiece, yet provide highly effective results, allowing apprehensive patients to experience the benefits of acupuncture with minimal invasiveness.

Point Prescription #1

Benshen (GB 13) + Shenting (DU 24) + Sishentong (EX-HN 1)

This is perhaps my favorite point prescription for anxiety and insomnia in all patients; however, this three-point formula is particularly applicable for patients who are anxious about using acupuncture points on the hands or feet. All points are located on the scalp, and work quickly and effectively to calm the mind in cases of anxiety and insomnia. It is extremely effective for patients who suffer from anxiety / insomnia and/or chronic headaches, chronic nasal allergies, poor memory, poor concentration, mild to moderate depression, tense shoulders, and visual fatigue / eye strain due to daily work with computer screens.

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For more information on how acupuncture can help you, contact our Beaverton area office.

Acupuncture: A Great Choice Prior to Surgery

Acupuncture Help Before Surgery

acupuncture treatment for surgery preop

Medication, including opioids, is commonly prescribed following surgery; and many veterans deal with chronic pain with opioids, independent of surgery. Exciting new research suggests veteran surgical candidates who receive acupuncture prior to their procedure experience less postsurgical pain and are less likely to require opioids – a win-win for both veterans and the acupuncture profession.

Study findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and subsequently detailed in an ASA press release, detailed the encouraging results involving more than 100 veterans randomly assigned to one of two groups prior to surgery.

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If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture & how it can help you, make an appointment at our Beaverton office.

Try This Natural Health Approach to Sinus Infections

Sinusitis Natural Health Treatments!

Natural health options for sinus infections.
Multiple studies have shown that sinus infections can be more serious than we think. This all-natural remedy easily cleared this case of sinusitis. Here’s some relief for those of you who suffer with chronic sinus issues.

To learn more on how natural medicine can help your health, make an appointment at our Portland area office.

All-Natural Health HELP For Irritable Bowel

We Can Help You With Irritable Bowel With Natural Health

Natural health treatments for Portland area clients suffering IBS.

Any problem with elimination can be frustrating and debilitating. This natural approach to easing irritable bowel symptoms may be the answer you’re looking for. If you or someone you know suffers from any type of irritable bowel issue, watch this week’s video for valuable information on how to restore health to your colon.

Make an appointment to learn more about how natural health changes can help Portland area clients.

Natural Remedies for Depression, Anxiety Or Brain Fog

Depression Can be Symptom of Gut-Brain Connection

Natural remedies to treat depression and other symptoms.

Anxiety, depression, having trouble concentrating or even sleep issues can be caused by a problem with your digestive system. It is called the gut-brain connection. Food sensitivity, leaky gut from years of processed foods, or other common factors can cause a “brush fire” in your gut.

Watch this week’s video as Dr. Cara Hartman shares her clinical perspective into how addressing the gut-brain connection makes a difference.

Make an appointment to learn how natural remedies can help treat depression and other symptoms.

Holistic Health Steps to Eliminate Gas & Bloating

Simple Holistic Health Steps for Gas & Bloating Treatment

Holistic health treatment options for gas and bloating.

Gas and bloating is a common occurrence that has probably happened to you or someone you know. In fact, up to 30% of people will experience it at one level or another. So, how do we get rid of this uncomfortable phenomenon? We attack it at its source! Gas and bloating can be eliminated with these simple, but powerful lifestyle changes. 

If you or someone you know is having gas and bloating problems, contact our Tigard office to make an appointment for holistic health options.

Wellness Counseling When Prescriptions Aren’t Working

A Wellness Therapy Approach May Be The Answer

Wellness counseling and therapy for when your prescriptions aren't working.

As a patient, can you always trust the diagnosis you receive? Is the diagnosis you received accurate? Do your medical treatments/medications not seem to be working? If you are not getting better, you have options!

Make an appointment at our Tigard office to find out if Wellness counseling and therapy can help you.

Wellness Counseling & Therapy Tips for Stress

Finding Your Place Of Peace With Wellness Counseling

Stress treatment with wellness counseling & therapy.

It goes without saying that 2020 was a stressful year. The fact is, though, that we will experience stress throughout our entire lives. The way stressors impact our every day lives often gets overlooked until they cause health issues. Listen as Dr. Berglund discusses ways in which we can overcome our stress and transition into a place of peace.

If you are feeling stress and are interested in wellness counseling & therapy, make an appointment at our Tigard office.