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Three Free Therapies Diet

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 scoreApples, 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 scoreApple 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



Three Free Theraphies Relaxation

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.


Deep Breathing

Going to a Happy Place

Body Scan

Smell the Flowers


ways we can do this:


Tai Chi


Qi Gong


PS: The price is right! The results can be wonderful


Three Free Therapies Exercise

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.


Consumer Reports Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

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)


Cool, Nutritious Summer Eats

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)



A Good Book

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

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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Happy Belated Chinese New Year

This is the year of the Yin Fire Rooster.The confident and resourceful Yin Fire Rooster reminds us that, ultimately, it is ourselves and our abilities that are most important as we progress along the path of life. This dynamic Rooster demands we look inward to answer difficult questions . Only with patience & faith can the spirit of this Rooster year emerge fully. Many thanks to our trusted herbal suppliers at Far East Summit.

Happy New Year


Michael Phelps Gets Cupping

Chinese Medicine helped Michael Phelps in the Olympics. Cupping has been used for thousands of years in China. We use it at East-West Acupuncture Clinic to stop pain, loosen tight muscles, increase blood flow to the area & also to open up the lungs (asthma, cough,ect)  click here to see more


The Five Free Theraphies

pexels-photo-12347Happy Holidays everyone. How about a Healthy New Years Resolution.

Here’s what I call the Five Free Therapies

1) Good Diet , which means a diet that’s right for you. Of course avoiding sugar, preservatives,colors

eating organic if possible

2) Exercise: Aerobic & Anaerobic at least a couple of times a week better yet 3-4, yes walking counts too

3) Sleep: Getting good rest at nite using good sleep hygiene (break from computer/TV before bed, dark

room, warm bath can help,ect)

4) Relaxation/Meditation: Doing Tai Qi, Qi Gong or even silent meditation sitting on a pillow on floor

using deep belly breathing letting what ever comes up come up but not holding on to our thoughts

5) Positive Attitude on Life: Glass is half full, too easy to think of what went wrong when so many things

go right. An old saying is Attitude is Everything!


Remember that East-West Acupuncture is not just here when you’re hurting but here to help you on your path to real Wellness! Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with this.

East-West Acupuncture | 12050 SE Holgate Blvd | Portland, OR 97266 | 503-231-4101