and Healing Center
Alzada Magdalena, Licensed Acupuncturist
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.
We are all tired of the disruption and changes in our lives due to the pandemic. Hopefully the shut downs will be over soon. Meanwhile, here are some changes that I have instituted due to the virus. I am still accepting patients. After all, what good is a health care provider that does not provide in times of need? I feel strongly that my job is to be available to you and to do my best to keep you out of pain and out of the hospital.
The new location allows me to control the number of patients that come into the space. I no longer share a bathroom with other health care providers or their patients. This keeps us all safer.
My new location has no air conditioning or HVAC system. Surprisingly, this is a plus! The office is tiny, so I can open windows or doors and get fresh air immediately to flush the office. I also have a HEPA air filter with UVC to kill bacteria and viruses, and an ozone generator that runs at night to kill bacteria, viruses and molds.
I now see fewer patients per day, and schedule patients with larger gaps between appointments. This gives me time to clean, disinfect and organize. Please do not come early, or if you do, either wait in the car or in the back yard, where there is a nice bench.
Call me on the phone and we can discuss your symptoms. This virus has few symptoms for some, and hits like a load of bricks for others. Chinese medicine has many antiviral formulas for flu, shingles, SARS etc. They often make symptoms far more bearable and shorten the time that you are sick. If you are positive for Covid, I cannot have you at the office, but can drop items off at your house door.
I sell herbs in powder, pill and raw form. Most patients use the powders, as they can be adjusted to be very specific for your problem, and changed as your symptoms disappear. The powders are made in the USA from herbs sourced in Taiwan. With a few exceptions, my pills are also manufactured in the USA. Those herbs are sourced in China. Both manufacturing plants are in California, and the herbs imported have to pass the California Food and Drug branch inspections. In addition, both manufacturers have their own testing facilities, and both adhere to a stricter standard than either the FDA or the CA FDB.
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 Prineville on Monday mornings at 11:00am. The sessions are 6 weeks each so that there is a complete set learned each time, and so that new students can easily be integrated into the class. 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.
225 NW Maple Ave, 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,Thursdays and Fridays. I try to keep some appointments free each week for last minute needs.
First time? Look for an appointment at 10:30 am, or 4:00 pm - those have more time to discuss your situation.
Be sure to eat before your appointment! I will look forward to seeing you.
Prineville Acupuncture and Healing Center
225 NW Maple Ave. Prineville, Oregon 97754, United States
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