Armed with a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Douglas Wingate of Parkway Acupuncture and Wellness pulls from various healing disciplines, including direct trigger-point therapy and the Japanese meridian approach, to create customized treatments centered on the individual’s needs and preferences. By doing so, he’s capable of treating a variety of conditions that range from arthritis to urinary-tract infections. His specialty however, is treating emotional conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as neurocognitive difficulties that come along with a concussion or other head trauma.
At Living Well Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic, Candace McWhirter specializes in sports acupuncture to improve athletes' performance and prevent injuries and combines Chinese and Japanese traditions to address a wide variety of acute and chronic infirmities through the ancient healing art of acupuncture. Clients will spend between 45 and 60 minutes balancing chi and releasing stress through tiny pinpoints of relaxation. By inserting hair-thin needles at key junctures, Candace may balance energy levels in the body, reducing stress and pain as fists of tension peacefully unclench. After treating the client with traditional methods, Candace will harness the power of Luminex Laser System technology to administer low-level laser therapy. A near-infrared beam roams over tissues, stirring up cells into a healing frenzy while increasing blood flow. The subthermal laser light may speed up tissue recovery while reducing inflammation and printing invisible tattoos across the skin that are viewable only to robots and MIT graduates. Customers can call ahead to set up their acupuncture appointment.
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.
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.
The staff members at The Qi Spot share a philosophy centered around creating a gentle environment to help patients to forget everyday stressors and focus on bringing their bodies into balance. The practitioners specialize in traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and naturopathic counseling, to relieve pain and aid in healing after auto accidents. Cupping, cosmetic acupuncture, and moxa also help to inspire a healthy flow of chi. Improving energy circulation, like rotating the skeleton's tires, helps to prevent pain and illness by encouraging the body to function smoothly.
The Oregonian has written about the holistic hub, and co-owner Wade McCulloch performed facial acupuncture on television in front of a live studio audience for AM Northwest. The practice also shows a commitment to helping others by providing community acupuncture to clients without health insurance and by contributing to the Harambee Center, a Portland-based organization that supports Kenyan communities.
The six naturopathic physicians and the resident acupuncturist at Oswego Progressive Medicine combine primary care, integrative thinking, and alternative therapies to help to balance their clients' bodies inside and out. The team's services include relieving allergies with sensitivity assessments conducted through a third-party, CLIA-accredited clinical laboratory before creating a comprehensive dietary strategy that enumerates which foods to avoid and which color broccoli to wear as a brooch.
Bodies feeling the effects of DHEA, cortisol, and other hormone imbalances undergo hormone testing before practitioners whip up custom treatment plans to tackle the problem. Detoxification programs integrate IV chelation therapy and medical-grade nutritional supplementation to purify internal systems. The practice's doctors also provide naturopathic oncology services, which fuse conventional Western medicine with natural compounds in the face of cancer.