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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
Here is a wonderful article about smart swapping out our standard american diet for a more nutritious diet.
Healthy fats, like avocado can be a good swap
Food plays such a important role in Health. Click here: https://experiencelife.com/article/9-healthy-food-swaps/
Many thanks to Experience Life Magazine & Robin Asbell
Do you smoke? If so do you know it makes you more liable to get COVID-19 & also for it to turn serious?
Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees Smoking as Dryness & Heat. TCM sees the Lungs needing to have the right amount
of moisture & not be Hot. Western Medicine knows that smoking lowers your immune system.
Here at East-West Acupuncture Clinic in Portland, Oregon, we are proud of our Stop Smoking Program which has
helped hundreds of people to kick the habit (since 1980). It’s perfect for the person who really wants to quit for themselves.
Acupuncture releases Endorphins which helps to cut cravings which helps patients to refrain from smoking. For more
information please see our website.
Well, here we are about a month into the Covid-19 outbreak in the US. I think by now everyone knows that hand washing,
social distancing, staying home (esp if sick) & not touching our face are important. What I don’t hear much of is trying to
build our immune function. A strong immune function will fight this virus strongly. Yes, once again, pay attention to getting
enough sleep, eating a nutritious diet (lots of veggies best organic), getting exercise & going outside in Nature, I do want to
add a couple of things to that list, first meditation or Qi Gong/Tai Qi are known to benefit the immune system. Did you know
that deep, slow belly breathing actually calms you down, which makes your immune system work much better. Finally, a positive
attitude can go a long way in these stressful times.
It goes without saying our Diet is so important to our Health. Many people
say well a good Diet is so expensive, well let me tell you losing your Health
is much more expensive. Remember to read labels, the term Natural is meaningless.
Look at the amount of sodium & sugar in products. Try to buy Organic if possible.
If you can’t here are the lists of the Clean 15 & the Dirty Dozen from the
Environmental Working Group
If you can eat Organic besides no pesticides in general Organic Produce has more vitmanis, minerals, phytochemicals that are beneficial for us
The Clean 15 list includes produce that is least likely to be contaminated by pesticides.
EWG’s Dirty Dozen:
|High pesticide residue score||Apples, apple sauces, blueberries, grapes, greenbeans, leafy greens, pears, peaches, potatoes, plums, spinach, strawberries, raisins, sweet peppers, tomatoes, winter squashes|
EWG’s Clean 15:
|Low to moderate pesticide residue score||Apple juice, avocados, bananas, beans, broccoli, cabbages, cantaloupes, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, eggplants, grapefruits, lentils, lettuce, onions, oranges, orange juices, peas, prunes, summer squashes, sweet potatoes, tofu, tomato sauces, zucchini|
There are Three Free Therapies. They are Good, Clean Diet, Exercise & Relaxation.
Relaxation is the therapy that is rarely done. Are we all too busy with work, family
& friends to spare 5-10 minutes a day? Here are some ideas for relaxation.
Going to a Happy Place
Smell the Flowers
ways we can do this:
PS: The price is right! The results can be wonderful
There are Three Free Therapies we can all do to enhance our physical, mental & emotional health.
We will start with Exercise, here is a picture of my favorite which is Zumba. Did you know that
Exercise releases serotonin (like Prozac) maybe that’s why we feel better after working out.
A combination of aerobic & anerobic exercise is best, but the best thing to do is find something
that is fun to do. Then stick with it. Remember, stress ages us & can make us sick, Exercise like
Acupuncture relaxes us & helps relieve stress.
I’m sure you have heard about the Opioid Epidemic in the media. Well, here’s an
interesting development in this is the recognition that Acupuncture can be a viable
natural alternative to pain meds. Did you know Consumer Reports June 2017
recomends Acupuncture for Low Back Pain? Well it did along with other natural
treatments. A far better alternative than powerful pain relievers that only treat
symptoms & not the root of the pain (so it keeps coming back)
Here’s a nutritious cooling summer salad that’s good for you & for all you recyclers out there we’re
using what would be food waste.
Watermelon Peel Salad
In Chinese Medicine we think of Watermelon as clearing summer heat & stomach heat. It generates
body fluids & relieves thirst.
500g (17 oz) watermelon peel (organic), 1 tsp salt, 20g (.71oz)
Dressing: 20g (.71oz) garlic minced, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 salt, 2 Tbsp sesame oil, 3 tsp vinegar
Preparation: Take the white portion of the peel & cut into 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips,
combine the strips of watermelon peel & salt in a bowl, mix with hands for 5 minutes. Then rinse
under cold water to remove salt. Place peels on paper towels to dry. Finally combine garlic, salt, sugar
sesame oil & vinegar in a bowl. Mix with a whisk. Add the watermelon peel & toss until coated. Marinate
for an hour in the refrigerator before serving.
Thanks to our trusted herbal partner Evergreen Herbs
End of summer special: Get $10 off all Acupuncture Treatments till 8/31 (good only on Acupuncture Treatments)
I recently read a wonderful book. This hit me right to the Heart. It’s called the
Book of Joy. It involves talks with the Dali Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
two humble & yet inspiring spiritual, moral leaders. We all want true happiness
or Joy but how do we get it? Read this book it will change your perspective.
I think this goes with the saying Healthy Body, Healthy Mind & Spirit
As the Archbishop would say ” You are a Masterpiece in the Making”
Coconut oil is one of nature’s most versatile products you can find. It’s well-known not only for its health benefits but also for its beauty uses.
To give you a clearer idea, here are some of coconut oil’s impressive properties.
* The oil contains fatty acids that are more than 15 times more potent than benzoyl peroxide. This makes it a great solution for treating stubborn acne.
* It also contains antioxidants and ferulic acid to help combat signs of skin aging. It can address fine lines and age spots.
* You can find vitamin E in the coconut, too. It can help protect the skin while nourishing it.
* Coconut oil can improve the skin’s barrier, making it a great help for those struggling with really dry skin. It works to prevent water loss and seal in moisture.
* The oil comes with a good amount of lauric acid. It’s a great odor-fighting ingredient to keep you feeling fresh and smelling great all day.
* For minor wounds and scrapes, coconut oil can serve as a protective layer to keep off dust and bacteria. It promotes faster wound healing, too.
The benefits of coconut oil are almost endless.
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