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Portland, Or 97266
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- East-West Acupuncture 6 reviews
I was having a lot of pain in my left shoulder/arm. I located Steve through my medical insurance and he was able to accommodate me that same day. Steve made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. I wasn’t out of pain but felt a bit better after the first visit.... Read more »
Let me first say that I am not much for needles… That being said Steve made me feel very comfortable. He doesn’t just go to poking you, he communicates with you on what your issues and concerns are. After that he lays out your options; electro acupuncture (MY FAVORITE!!!), Cupping,... Read more »
I have had great experiences with this acupuncturist. The location was convenient for me. Parking is easy and available. Steve reviewed my medical history before I started my treatment, every time I came in. He also works very collaboratively, as he incorporated my input and knowledge about my own body... Read more »
I couldn’t believe how much of a difference my appointment with them made. When I left I felt the best I ever have. This is one of those practices that doesn’t try to squeeze money out of you for every little question. I didn’t need to make an appointment to... Read more »
“On a scale of 1-10 – poor to excellent – I feel that 10, excellent, is the number for my experience, as well as my course to recovery!” –Lewis A.
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I have been going to East West Acupuncture for at least ten years and plan to go for many more. Originally I went to see Steve Snyder for treatment of chronic gynecological problems. He treated me with herbs and acupuncture that helped with symptoms almost immediately. After the original symptoms subsided,... Read more »
I was terrified to try out acupuncture, but now I can say I’ve made it through and I’m definitely going back. The staff at East-West Acupuncture Clinic calmed me down immediately and a pain I’ve had in my shoulder for years (worked on my multiple massage therapists) was immediately knocked... Read more »
Excellent treatment, excellent staff. Enjoyed the whole experience. Accupuncture treatment improved my breathing immediately and it kept improving in the days following. I love to hear what observations the acupuncturist has for the patient. The space is beautiful – Asian, serene….
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I quit smoking with Acupuncture. The Acupuncture kept me calm so I was able to quit. It took the edge off. Smoker will understand what I am saying. Thank you Dr. Steve. 8 months and counting. Anytime I start feeling like I want to smoke I know I can go... Read more »
“I suffered from chronic pain due to endometriosis for years before trying acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I suffered through various medical treatments including 2 surgeries, with no relief (I say ‘suffered’ since it seemed sometimes that the effects of treatment were almost as bad as the medical condition itself!). I... Read more »
12050 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, OR 97266
Free & Easy which is also called Rambling Powder is the most prescribed formula
in the USA. Why? Well, it’s a great Chinese Herbal Formula for premenstrual tension.
This might manifest as moodiness, breast distension, bloating and generally feeling
out of sorts especially the week before menses. It can be a miracle for patients who have this pattern which is called Liver Qi Stagnation usually caused by physical and/or emotional distress. Yes, this formula can be great for women but it’s good for men too. Another key indicator is tenderness under the ribcage (esp on the right), and a wiry (like a guitar string) pulse. The main herbs are bupleurum a cooling, drying herb that relaxes the Liver (actual lab results say it can detoxify the Liver), Dang Gui a warm moistening herb which nourishes the Liver & Blood & White Peony also moistens is slightly cooling & relaxes the Liver. Finally, White Atractylodes & Poria help to strengthen the digestive system & build energy. Overall, this is a well-balanced formula that can help with stress, PMS, Digestive Problems & much more.
We all know Spices make food taste better, but did you know they have many Health Benefits?
Tumeric & Ginger are anti-inflamatory. Both of these Spices are herbs used in many Chinese Herbal Formulas
You can find out more here
Drinking Green Tea is a Healthy habit, but did you know it can help with
weight loss? Here at East-West Acupuncture Clinic in Portland we like a
formula called Black Dragon for weight loss. Guess what the primary
ingredient is Green Tea. This is because Green Tea has been shown to
increase fat burning and boost metabolic rate. Another study indicated
that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, Green Tea may selectively
increase the burning of fat. Oh yes Green Tea has many other benefits
such has lowering your chance of cancer & improving brain function. So
lift your cup high & drink up it’s good for you.
Yes our Oregon Sunshine (rain) is back with us too. This is also the time of year when people start
getting sick. I will show you some Chinese Herbal Formulas that can help prevent & resolve colds
and Flu. Please note that we only sell Chinese Herbal Formulas to patients & that diagnosing the problem
helps get a more effective formula (this is part of an Acupuncture Tx or an Herbal Consult at East-West
Jade Screen is a commonly used formula in Asia for the prevention of sickness in the winter. It contains Astragulus an herb known to boost the immune system.
Yin Qiao is a good formula for sore throat (that scratchy feeling) at the beginning of a cold or especially a fever. It has herbs that moisten the throat & also herbs that are colder which reduce fever. We carry this and also Yin Qiao with Echinancea which broadens the use of this formula by adding the Western herb Echinancea. This has been a very effective formula.
Cold Quell is a modern formula that’s made up of two ancient effective formulas. It treats colds & flu & especially in women & even more especially premenstrually. However it can be taken by men & women at any time. This formula contains isatidis to help with viruses & bacteria and Forsythia/Lonicera to sooth sore throat
Gan Mao Ling is a wonderful formula for colds & flu that I have used myself many times. It contains an herb Isatidis which has an anti-viral/anti-microbial effect. This formula is colder than Yin Qiao & I generally use it when a cold or flu has lingered.
Ge Gen Tang is a formula to use with a cold (the patient feels cold) & symptoms like tight neck & shoulders, bronchitis, sinus problems however this formula should be used with caution with a person who has hypertension