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A Natural Solution to Eczema

A Natural Solution That Is BETTER Than Ointments & Creams

Natural wellness medicine to treat eczema.

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become rough, inflamed, and causes itching and bleeding. Dr. Berglund shares his advice on how to reduce these conditions using a natural medicine. If you or anyone you know are suffering from eczema, watch this week’s Wellness video and ask your wellness clinician about a wellness treatment for eczema.

If you would like to know more about natural medicine & are in the Portland area, make an appointment.

Enjoy Natural, Healthy Pesto Zucchini Fettuccini

Healthy Gluten-Free Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Enjoy natural, healthy pesto zucchini fettuccini.

Watch this week’s video as Kari prepares an incredible Pesto Zucchini Fettuccine dish that is perfect for a gluten-free diet. Zucchini is more flavorful, nutrient-dense and can carry a sauce just like other noodles… and this pesto sauce is to die for! This recipe is a game changer.

Watch this video to learn how to prepare Pesto Zucchini Fettuccine!

If you are interested in a natural healthy lifestyle, we offer Portland area wellness counseling.

Natural Medicine to Treat Headaches

Say Goodbye To Headaches!

Natural medicine for living headache free.

New Hope For Living Headache Free

Headaches are common, but they are NOT normal. Some people accept headaches as a part of their lives. They manage them with prescription or over-the-counter drugs, but the headaches continue or even worsen. Dampening the pain with drugs can work in a crisis, but what if you could raise your level of health until you no longer get headaches?

Learn how wellness offers hope for living headache free! For more information on natural medicine, schedule an appointment at our Portland area office.

Try This Natural Medicine For Fibromyalgia

Surprising Natural Help for  Fibromyalgia

A natural medicine for fibromyalgia help.

A patient with fibromyalgia was given a supplement to assist in her inability to achieve deep sleep. The next day she reported a great night’s sleep. A few days later her pain left, mobility increased,  and her friends asked her what she had done, because she looked so much younger.

Make an appointment at our Portland area office for more information on natural medicine.

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Regular Acupuncture Treatments for Prevention

Everybody knows you should see your family physician at least once a year and your dentist at least twice a year. But not everybody knows about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the many benefits it can provide for you. If you start incorporating acupuncture into your health and wellness regime, you may not have to rely on the family physician so much for those minor little issues.  Let’s look at how getting regular acupuncture treatments can help you stay happy and healthy.

There are many ways acupuncture treatments can change a person’s life. One of the most noticeable is acupuncture can get you to look at your health from a completely different perspective. This could mean you might start taking a more in depth look at your health, which may allow you to veer away from some of the mainstream medical practices such as multiple pharmaceuticals. Many long-term acupuncture patients find they no longer need all the medications prescribed by their family physician, because the symptoms have been controlled using acupuncture.

Regular acupuncture prevention treatments in Portland.

Acupuncture is great for prevention. Because regular acupuncture treatments can balance hormones and boost immunity, there is a good chance you won’t need that annual flu shot or all those over-the-counter cold medications. A trained acupuncturist can spot a problem like decreased immunity from a mile away. It can appear as symptoms such as chronic fatigue, insomnia and even body temperature fluctuations. A couple of treatments can make a big difference.

What about relieving some of that extra stress we all deal with? Yes, regular acupuncture treatments can keep that at bay too.  Many people don’t equate being poked with tiny needles as a relaxation technique, but it truly is relaxing. Many patients actually fall asleep after or while the needles are being placed. And the effects can last for days or even weeks. So the next time you feel irritable and overwhelmed, check out your local licensed acupuncturist.

Regular acupuncture treatments can help you save money. What? It’s true. This goes back to the previous benefits. If you don’t need as many pharmaceuticals, you will ultimately save money. Also, conditions like stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression can keep you from going to work, possibly costing you several days of pay. But with regular acupuncture treatments, your moods can be more effectively managed and you won’t need to miss work as frequently.

And the most popular reason to get regular acupuncture treatments is that it will help you remain pain free. We all have aches and pains. But research has shown acupuncture is more effective than opioids for controlling things like arthritic pain in the joints. It is also be incorporated into hospital emergency rooms throughout the United States, so people don’t need as many pain medications. As a matter of fact, in Asia, acupuncture is sometimes used by itself during and after surgical procedures to treat pain. 

While many of you may have a needle phobia, don’t let that deter you. Acupuncture is part of an amazing medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years. In comparison, Western medicine has only been around for about 200 to 250 years. That puts things in perspective a little, especially when you consider most people in Asian countries live longer, happier, healthier lives than almost everybody in the United States. There’s no better time than the present to start a good habit. Just be sure to seek out a fully trained and licensed acupuncturist. Your whole life just might change for the better.

For more information on preventative acupuncture treatments, make an appointment at our Portland office.

The Bladder in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Using Traditional Medicine For Portland Wellness

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ. Its main physiological function is to remove water from the body in the form of urine. To do this, the bladder uses Qi (energy) and heat from its paired yin organ, the kidneys.

Obviously urination is an essential component to the functioning of our bodies, and as such, the bladder plays a vital role through its filling and emptying of urine. Continue reading

Portland Acupuncture for your insomnia

Acupuncture Can Help With My Insomnia?

Portland Do You Need Ways to Alleviate Insomnia?

Acupuncture in Portland offered - can help with insomnia.Insomnia is a phenomenon almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. And most of us don’t know how or why it happens. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, despite being tired. Combating insomnia may be easier than you think. Here are five simple ways to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night. Continue reading

Natural Health Tips for the Winter

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Natural Health in Winter

Tips for Portland natural health in winter.The ancient Chinese developed a system of medicine thousands of years ago and that system is still used around the world today. This system incorporates more than just medicine though. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners also educate their patients on how the seasons affect the body and ways to stay healthy. This will ultimately lead to a long, healthy life.

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons.  According to TCM there are five seasons – winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits allowing for a more balanced mind and body.  Continue reading

Seasonal Natural Foods for Health

Natural Foods for the Oregon Winter Season

Natural Seasonal Foods for Oregon Health.Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. Continue reading