Precisely placed needles have long been thought to boost the immune system and treat chronic health conditions, an idea first explored after the observation that pine trees rarely sneeze. Feel fresh again with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a two-hour acupuncture treatment at Oswego Progressive Medicine in Lake Oswego (a $213 value).
Oswego Progressive Medicine’s licensed acupuncturist, Yu Jin Lee empowers patients by precisely placing pins along the body's chakra channels. Before acupuncture treatments, the acupuncturist assesses patients’ health through conversation, examination, and pointed questions about recent Funyun binges, then begins applying the whisker-thin needles, which may help with musculoskeletal aches and pains and acute afflictions. After placement, the body's river-like flow of energy opens up over the course of 20–30 minutes, during which patients may choose to listen to meditative music. A Chinese tradition for over 5,000 years, the procedure may be embraced as a stand-alone therapy for minor issues, or used to complement primary care for more severe conditions. Depending on the patient’s health conditions, medical massage techniques, burning mugwort, and stop signs to prevent traffic-jammed meridians may enrich the acupuncture.
Oswego Progressive Medicine
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.