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East-West Acupuncture 7 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. I have continued to receive acupuncture treatments and am pleased to say after very few visits I am completely pain free. Thank you so much Steve!
Shoulder/Arm Pain was last modified: December 29th, 2017 by admin
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, or Traditional Acupunture.
Before I came to Steve I could barely walk, two days a week for the past 3 weeks and I am walking with considerably less pain…Don’t cheat yourself, Treat yourself to the best thing going natural medicine.
Walking with less pain was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by admin
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 into the treatments. He always puts his full attention on me, the client, and does all he can to give me the treatment with the best possible outcome. He is extremely careful and precise and I never had to worry about any cuts or scars that the needles might leave. In short, I highly recommend this acupuncturist.
Great Experiences was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by admin
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 get my questions answered, I just called! It was such a relief to know that they are there when I need them. They would never suggest that I buy something that wasn’t necessary, and never pressured me. They were always very considerate and professional. I really admire them for being more than willing to ask for help from other professionals in the field when they don’t have an answer to my question. They aren’t even slightly arrogant, and I’m confident they always have my best interest at heart. I didn’t experience any unnecessary pain during my visit, and I was... 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.
Excellent was last modified: February 4th, 2013 by admin
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, I continued to get acupuncture at least once a month to prevent recurrence. I continue with acupuncture and occasionally customized herb treatment to this day, to stay healthy and to treat anything I might be dealing with, such as muscle soreness, headache or stress, Relief is almost always immediate. The ongoing effects of regular acupuncture is indisputable. Acupuncture costs very little when compared with other medical treatment, and is an incredible value. Besides all that, I really look forward to the session, and the relaxed flowing state one enters during treatment. Understanding how acupuncture works is an important part of... 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 out by the treatment. If you’re scared, try it out. If you’re not, what are you waiting for?!
Friendliest service was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by steve
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….
Beautiful Treatment Space was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by steve
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 in. Would highly recommened….. Vi
Testimonial Vi was last modified: August 27th, 2011 by steve
“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 had reached a stage where I was in constant pain and the condition was seriously affecting pretty much every aspect of my life. I was fairly skeptical of alternative medicine at the time, but eventually started going to East-West Acupuncture Clinic as years of almost constant pain will make you want to try anything! It was the best decision I ever made. Within a few months, on a combination treatment of herbs and acupuncture, I was feeling much better. Steve monitored me and adjusted the herbs and acupuncture to find the best combination at any time, which he is brilliant... Read more »
12050 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, OR 97266
Women’s health is a big part of the healthcare industry. And acupuncture can be very beneficial in caring for the overall health of women. Acupuncture has been especially effective in helping with things like infertility, turning breech babies, inducing labor and clearing up infections. The cervix is just one small part of the uterus. Specifically it is the lower part of the uterus that opens to allow passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cervix widens during childbirth to allow the baby to pass, it also allows the passage of menstrual fluids from the uterus out of the body and it is vital for sperm to pass through the cervix to reach the uterus when trying to procreate.
The cervix is very vulnerable to several health conditions, such as chronic inflammation, polyps, dysplasia and even cancer. Cervical conditions rarely present symptoms in the early stages, which makes it extremely important for women to get regular pap smears. If an abnormality is detected, there are several ways to address it, depending on the severity. In the early stages of any of the aforementioned conditions, acupuncture can be a positive addition to Western medical treatments. Acupuncture is very good at decreasing inflammation and helping to dissolve polyps and tumors. Acupuncture can also balance hormones, which allows the body to correct any imbalances.
One of the most studied areas of acupuncture is in treating fertility issues. When invitro fertilization by itself does not get the job done, adding acupuncture may be the last piece of the puzzle. Acupuncture does much more than just balance the hormones. When a woman is trying to get pregnant and struggling with it due to fertility issues, the stress levels are extremely high. And high stress levels have been proven to disrupt the body’s ability to conceive. One of the things that acupuncture is really successful at is decreasing stress levels. This can make it easier for the fertility treatments to work. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase blood flow to areas of the body, including the uterus. This can help to make a very hospitable place for a baby to grow.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are also widely used for treating infections and sexually transmitted diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine, most infections have some sort of heat or discharge associated with them. This medicine uses principles, herbs and acupressure points that have specific properties that can drain heat and expel toxins from the body. This can lead to an overall improvement in both uterine and cervical health.
Another area where acupuncture can help with cervical health is at the time of birth. About four percent of babies are presented in the breech position prior to birth. An accessory modality known as moxibustion, has proven time and time again, that it can actually turn the baby to the proper birthing position. Moxibustion involves the burning of an herb, dried mugwort, very near the skin on a specific acupressure point that is located on the outer edge of the pinky toe. By performing moxibustion several times a day, the baby and the body somehow know that there needs to be a repositioning and the baby tends to turn during the night.
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture is an amazing resource. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.