The team of holistic healers at G & L Acupuncture and Wellness Center manipulates the body’s healing energies from the inside out with combinations of acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs. Disharmonious meridians wreaking havoc in the form of chronic pain, digestive issues, or headaches come into alignment with acupuncture or Tuina massage. Chinese herbs combine the benefits of plant-based medications with the joy of swallowing pills to maintain the therapeutic momentum of acupuncture and Tuina massage.
Although they adhere to the same philosophy of holistic healing, each member of the team brings their own unique skill set and experiences to the practice. Two acupuncturists with backgrounds working in a 500-bed Chinese hospital join together with an acupuncturist who trained in physical therapy and one who trained in applied physics.
Chiropractic doctors Christopher and Huma Pierce, who are also husband and wife, have built two homes: one for their children and one for their patients. The latter, Chiropractic First, LLC, allows the chiropractors to utilize their medical training and passion for wellness on a joint quest to make Portland "the healthiest place on the planet to live." Both Huma and Christopher have extensive experience in treating children, drawing on their expertise as parents and medical professionals to diagnose young patients and move them closer to optimal health and careers as somersaulters. Their youngest patient, at only a few minutes old, was their son Aiden, who required immediate care after birth. Thanks to his father's quick actions, Aiden is now a happy, healthy kid. The Pierces create an environment that's welcoming to all patients, and specialize in helping cyclists suffering from back issues and those struggling to lose weight. This focus allows the pair to use their considerable skills to broaden their healing spectrum beyond the standard sore back or herniated frisbee disc.
The chiropractic team at The Joint...the chiropractic place, operated by Murray Hill Chiropractic, PC, has streamlined the chiropractic process. Virtually every aspect of the visitation is designed around patient convenience. Instead of scheduling appointments, patients simply walk in and fill out paperwork. A doctor is onsite to minimize wait time. During exams, patients stay comfortable in their street clothes or favorite footed pajamas while the doctors examine their spine, searching for subluxations and bulges. They devise a treatment plan that can include chiropractic adjustments, which typically only take about 10 minutes.
Reaching a profound state of relaxation might seem like a lofty goal, but at Body Sage Massage Therapies, it's what the staff composed of certified and licensed massage therapists hope to provide with each customized massage treatment. A variety of massage modalities can be applied, including orthopedic bodywork and massages for cancer patients or those with chronic ailments. Regardless of the style, the massage therapist takes special care to meet each client's specific needs.
The fitness instructors, massage therapists, and holistic well-being specialists at Beaverton Healing Center all have the same mission: to create a positive learning and healing space. To that end, services are geared toward balancing mind, body, and spirit, with offerings such as private and group yoga classes, chakra clearings, and pregnancy massages. The center's motto is "you deserve good things" and that policy is followed from top to bottom—even the floors are cleaned with special H2O steam mops that also coo lullabies to your ankles.
For seven years, Dr. Jonathan Preiss dealt with recurring bouts of excruciating pain. Sharp stabs would shoot across his back, often keeping him from walking. Cringing, he tried to shrug off the pain, even waving off suggestions to see a chiropractor. Preiss believed this pain was something he would just have to live with. Finally—after repeated urgings from his landlord—Preiss gingerly hobbled to see a chiropractor. The decision not only realigned his ailing spine, but also the course of his life. After one adjustment, the pain had almost completely dissipated, and Preiss, who had been in the process of applying to veterinary school, immediately began looking into chiropractic schools. He settled on Western States Chiropractic College, now known as University of Western States, for its “rigorous and comprehensive program.” After graduating with honors, Dr. Preiss practiced chiropractic in Tucson before moving to Portland, where his Chiropractic Art & Science has built a foundation on the guiding principle that health is a human’s most valuable possession. At his practice, Dr. Preiss calls upon his personal experience with pain to make sure each client receives the treatments that will help them balance between relief and wellness care. He addresses pain and aches as the body’s signals of distress, and he and his staff apply gentle, tailored adjustments to relieve discomfort that nags like a pop song warbled by a melodious washing machine.