Acupuncture treats health issues by helping the body restore its natural balance. It is a holistic approach to address both symptoms and their underlying causes to improve long-term quality of health. Our Portland and Hillsboro chiropractic offices specialize in acupuncture, acupressure, tuina, sotai, moxa, chinese herbology, nutritional counseling, NAET (Nmbudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques) shonishin (Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture) and Qigong Therapy.
Acupuncture is one of the most common and dependable medical therapies used throughout the world. Ultra thin, sterile, disposable needles are inserted superficially into specific areas of the body and herbal formulations derived from plants and minerals are prescribed to help the body heal itself. Acupuncture is part of our chiropractic treatment for patients in Southeast Portland, used to help a wide variety of health issues including help alleviate pain, easing stress, balancing emotions, improving digestion, relieving allergies, strengthening immunity, boosting energy, improving sleep and regulating hormones.
Fumi has been trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques and her treatment often incorporates Tuina (Chinese massage), Sotai (Japanese bodywork), and Moxa (herbal heat therapy). For needle-phobic patients, she uses precious metal tools instead of needles. Fuji enjoys working with constitutional imbalances and chronic conditions, as well as musculoskeletal problems. She believes chronic or recurring physical issues are rooted from emotional/psychological blockages, and she strives for understanding and treating deeper levels beyond physical manifestations.
Acupuncture is an ancient treatment originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine that utilizes the insertion of thin, sterile needles to promote healing throughout the body. The treatment plan is based on the concept of meridians running through the body that carries an essential energy “Qi” or life-giving force. By inserting needles along these meridians in designated acupuncture points, healing is promoted as disruptions in the body’s natural energy flow are harmonized. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments are unique in tailoring treatment to each individual case depending on health history, diet, and lifestyle.
Acupuncture stimulates specific anatomic sites, or acupoints, by releasing blocked energy that can affect the nervous, immune, endocrine, cardiovascular and digestive systems. The practice is based along the premise of moving energy along specific pathways in the body to promote healing and pain relief. Acupuncture should be integrated into a comprehensive care plan, best combined with massage therapy, electrotherapy, and chiropractic adjustment.
During your acupuncture treatment session at our Portland or Hillsboro clinic, you will lay comfortably on a table while the licensed practitioner inserts small, fine needles to stimulate acupoints. The needles are gently placed and most patients report no pain or only minimal discomfort. The needles are set for 5 to 30 minutes and patients experience deep relaxation during and after their treatment, with the greatest results reported after 3 acupuncture treatments.