Pain, sports injuries, car and horse wrecks, high stress jobs, high stress lives, and the results of hard work done too long are some of the things that bring people to my door.
Mystery problems, and illnesses that have not resolved with standard treatments are especially interesting to me. I love a challenge! Many problems that make no sense in Western medicine are well detailed in Chinese Medicine, and have a treatment strategy.
I specialize in finding solutions for longstanding problems. My strengths lie in diagnosis and treatment strategies that get you back into your life quickly. I listen closely to your concerns, and then devise a comprehensive treatment plan that uses your strengths to overcome problems.
My job is to get you back to health and doing what you love to do, without creating a dependence on me. That means teaching you how to optimize your good health, whether through exercises, diet, meditation, or minimizing poor choices. The more you are proactive in your healing, the faster you heal and the better your future will become.
I like to see your progress, and love to hear from clients.
The older we get, the more the injuries of our youth plague us. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very successful in quickly relieving the persistent pains of old horse falls, rodeo injuries, accidents, and car crashes.
Chinese medicine offers an individualized treatment strategy for your particular problems and lifestyle. Many chronic issues can be altered with acupuncture, exercises and herbs so that you can return to doing the things you love.
No, I won't tell you to quit eating meat! But diet is an essential part of health. Your food is your first medicine. Fortunately we live in an area where we have access to good game and beef, and farm fresh vegetables.
Many conditions (eg. hot flashes!) are quite responsive to what you eat and when you eat it.
Chinese medicine has a long history of herbal formulas to alleviate irregular, painful or heavy periods. Generally this takes about 3 to 6 months, although you will feel a difference cycle by cycle.
For men, there are classic formulas for better performance, endurance, and fertility.
It is expected that if someone is ill or in pain, they will not be in the best of moods, so any treatment for pain or chronic problems will include treatment to calm the mind and relieve anger and frustration.
However, I do find that longstanding clinical depression or schizophrenia work better with Western drugs.
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body to move the qi. The needles are moved by hand to provide a mechanical stimulation or attached to an electrical stimulation machine to give a slight electrical pulse. Needle insertion often feels like a faint pin prick, and most people do not find it objectionable. After insertion there is usually a feeling of deep relaxation or clearing in the body. Many people fall asleep during treatments.
I have been trained in both Japanese and Chinese needle techniques. If you have a preference, let me know.
I use disposable, single use needles of varying gauges.
Herbs and diet are an integral part of Chinese Medicine. Your first medicine is the food you eat; we discuss this at length, as many American problems are due to poor dietary choices. Chinese herbal tradition spans more than 2000 years of written texts, and there are many classic formulas for common problems.
Traditionally your practitioner would adjust the classic formula to reflect your constitution and specific symptoms. One of the beauties of Chinese Medicine is its attention to detail. Formulas are customized to fit your symptoms and are adjusted as your symptoms change and disappear.
The combination of acupuncture and massage is especially effective in rebalancing muscles and nerve impulses. Synergistic effects means that you need fewer appointments and get more out of each session.
I have been giving massages for over 40 years, professionally since 1992. I have developed special techniques of my own for relieving pain, calming the nerves and letting go of stress, so your body can heal and your mind can relax.My hands know what they are doing and the sore places unwind. I use a mix of deep tissue, swedish, sacral cranial and myofascial release techniques as needed.
Chi Gong (also spelled Qi gong) is a traditional Chinese system of breath and movement exercises that promote health and awareness. Chi Gong styles vary, from exercises for martial arts and academics to medical and spiritual forms. I was taught Medical Chi Gong by Master Yue Shi in the 90s, and have been teaching and practicing it ever since. I teach a class in Redmond on Wednesday afternoons, 4:00pm. Call or text if you want to come.
Moxibustion, Cupping, and Gua Sha are all forms of Chinese medicine, used for various conditions. Moxa ( a heat treatment) is commonly used for arthritis, and is especially useful for the hands and feet. I use cupping to relieve sore muscles, help with colds and flus, and also for specialty facial acupuncture sessions. Gua Sha is a great choice for athletes and others who have strongly bound fascia.
There are many techniques beyond these. I have been studying healing techniques since I was 14. It is my passion.
Facial acupuncture uses the finest of acupuncture needles to stimulate the muscles of the face under the skin, and improves collagen growth which revives the skin elasticity.
It is very useful in both wrinkle reduction and in conditions such as Bell's Palsy and post stroke or head injuries that have affected the facial muscles.
446 Northwest 3rd Street, Suite 231, Prineville, Oregon 97754, United States
I see patients by appointment only. You can go online and make an appointment, or text me (preferable) or call me. If I am with a patient, I will not be able to answer the phone or call back until later. Appointments are available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. If those are full, I can usually fit you in somewhere if you are in pain.
First time? Look for an appointment at 8:45 am, 12:30pm, or 4:15 pm - those have more time to discuss your situation.
Be sure to eat before your appointment! I will look forward to seeing you.
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