Natural Foods for the Oregon Winter Season
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
As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Complementary Health Approaches to Pain Gain Traction
A recent review of clinical evidence published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers suggests that complementary health techniques have a legitimate place in a physician’s pain relief toolkit—welcome news as health care professionals and agencies grapple with the crisis of opioid abuse.
Researchers led by Richard L. Nahin, PhD, MPH, lead epidemiologist at the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), examined efficacy and safety evidence in 105 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted between January 1966 and March 2016. The review—geared toward primary care physicians as part of the journal’s Symposium on Pain Medicine—focused on popular complementary approaches to common pain conditions.
Unlike a typical systematic review that assigns quality values to the studies, the investigators conducted a narrative review, in which they simply looked at the number of positive and negative trials. “If there were more positives than negatives then we generally felt the approach had some value,” Nahin explained. “If there were more negatives, we generally felt the approach had less value.” Trials that were conducted outside of the United States were excluded from the review. Continue reading
No Need for Botox with Portland Area Acupuncture
More and more Americans are turning away from Botox and invasive cosmetic procedures and finding that facial acupuncture is giving them the natural facelift they are looking for.
Facial acupuncture, which has seen a large increase in popularity in the past ten years, works by improving blood flow at the site of the needle placement and stimulating cell growth.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, inserting acupuncture needles “encourages the production of healing collagen, the protein which the body uses to keep the skin youthful and elastic.”
Patients have reported glowing skin after receiving a 30-minute acupuncture treatment as well as smoother and brighter skin the next day. Color to the face also sees improvement from the increase in blood flow.
Cosmetic acupuncture can reduce and soften fine lines in the face as well as reducing bags under the eyes.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work by addressing the body as a whole. Facial acupuncture will not only change the way your skin looks, but will improve overall wellbeing. Because TCM believes that every part of the body is linked to internal organs, it is believed that sagging skin can be a result of a weakness in the spleen, and dark circles under the eye are linked to a liver or stomach weakness. When acupuncture addresses these organs through specific points on the body, it returns the body to its normal function and as a result helps the problem areas.
Facial/cosmetic acupuncture is non-invasive and has no side effects. It is painless and not only helps rejuvenate the face, but reduces feelings of anxiety and stress. Acupuncture helps improve the body’s natural energy flow, called qi, returning the body back to balance.
Contact Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness to learn more about how acupuncture can not only improve and rejuvenate, but destress and relax the body and mind.
4 Yoga Poses to go with Your Portland Acupuncture Appointments
Meridian Yoga is a form of yoga that actively works with the same meridian system as acupuncture. This form of yoga uses poses to activate and balance energy in the 14 meridian paths. These meridian paths are known as the energy pathways in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they allow your body and energy to flow and function properly. Meridian Yoga will improve the function of your organs and allow your body to be in its healthiest state physically and mentally. Below are a few of many yoga poses that can increase your energy flow and help with acupuncture with Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness Portland, Oregon. Continue reading
New Portland Area Acupuncture & Wellness Patients Welcome
Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness is accepting patients from the closed Metis Clinics of Portland, Oregon. Recommended by the Metis Clinics owner, Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness is less than a mile away. Meridian practitioners are very experienced, our location is convenient and our wellness center space is professional, beautiful, and relaxing. With a front desk staff that is very friendly and helpful.
Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness will work to make every patients’ experience a good one and get positive results. Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness accepts workers’ compensation and offers acupuncture, naturopathic, massage therapy, counseling services, and treats motor vehicle accident injuries. We strive to build trust and personally accommodate the ongoing health care needs of each unique person.
Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness offers a free phone or on-site new patient consultation—make your appointment today!
5 Tips to Help With TMJ
Commonly known as TMJ, temporomandibular joint pain affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Although for some people the pain of TMJ goes away on its own, others develop long-term problems and need treatment to help their pain.
Acupuncture has proven to be effective in treating TMJ in a number of ways. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, TMJ often represents an imbalance in the liver and gallbladder meridians which traverse the areas usually associated with TMJ pain. Acupuncture points focused on these areas can stimulate the healing process, and return the meridians and the body back to balance, improving your TMJ symptoms. Continue reading
“While most fertility specialists won’t treat patients unless they’ve tried unsuccessfully to conceive for six months to a year, a woman can start seeing an acupuncturist long before she hopes to get pregnant — especially if she has any fertility concerns.”
Read more here: http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/01/how-acupuncture-can-offer-you-natural-fertility-help/
Acupuncture can help to manage your pain!
Read more here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/close-acupuncture-pain/story?id=23411898
Acupuncture May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Read more here: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/11/13/acupuncture-exercise-may-ease-pain-for-breast-cancer-patients
“If an individual has two or more migraine headaches per month, they are classified as having chronic migraine headache disorder and may benefit from taking preventative measures. These preventative treatments are distinctly different from the therapies that should be used during an acute migraine attack. ”
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