Frequently asked questions

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient technique based in eastern tradition that has been utilized for over 4,000 years. Through the insertion of small, thin needles, acupuncture can tap into all of an individual’s internal systems. Acupuncture sessions can also include non- needle techniques. Using a holistic approach, acupuncture takes the whole individual into consideration, aiming to reestablish an internal balance. Acupuncture is gentle, safe and despite misconceptions; incredibly versatile, with the ability to heal a wide variety of afflictions.

What does Acupuncture treat?

Given a holistic approach, Acupuncture can assist in many ailiments. Common conditions treated: -Musculoskeletal pain and Joint Pain -Migraines and Headaches -Digestive Disorders -Immune Support -Stress and Insomnia -Anxiety and Depression -Gynecological Disorders ... And More!

How do I book an appointment?

You can book a consultation by calling 503.228.8266 usually you can get your treatment the same day.

How does Acupuncture work?

Locally, acupuncture creates "micro-traumas" to the area of skin that is needled, signaling cells to come to that area and repair that damage. This increases blood flow, releases endorphins, and influences the pain receptors in the brain. Systemically, acupuncture utlizes streams of energy that line the body called meridians or channels. These channels act like river ways and work to nourish corresponding organs and tissues when energy is flowing freely. Just like a river, when energy gets stuck, things start to back up and don't flow as smoothly. In the body, when the flow in channels get stuck those organs and tissues become deprived of energy and nourishment. Acupuncturists can use these channels as a "road map" to address many ailments by activating your innate healing capacity.

What should I expect during an acupuncture session?

During acupuncture, the needles are left to "cook" for about 30 minutes while you rest. You might feel absolutely nothing at all or you might only feel a tiny bite just when the needle goes in. However, once the needle is placed you shouldn't feel any pain. After treatment, most people get off the table feeling relaxed, calm, and have a sense of euphoria.