Portland has a long history with acupuncture and we find it only fitting that we have practitioners on staff that offer multiple services to our clientele. This includes:
* standard acupuncture
* tuina massage
* traditional Chinese Medicine
* microcurrent technology
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points along the skin of the body involving various methods such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light. Clinical practice varies depending on the country. Traditional acupuncture involves needle insertion, moxibustion, and cupping therapy. It is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to TCM, stimulating these specific points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi (pronounced chee) through channels known as meridians. Acupuncture aims to treat a range of conditions, though is most commonly used for pain relief.