While most visits and treatment plans at the Clinic will include one or both of acupuncture and herbal consultations, we also offer over a dozen other therapeutic strategies to help you face whatever is ailing you.
It's surprising to many how simple it can be to treat many ailments through diet alone. Whether knocking out a coming cold or improving the underlying conditions of a more serious issue, nutrition is a focal point of effective Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture care.
Women’s Health is Dr. Horie’s passion. She takes pride in assisting women in dealing with any hormonal-related problems and has found success in mitigating menopausal and menstrual conditions, to name a few examples.
Pediatric acupuncture does not involve any “poking” yet is very effective. During the session, patients feel relaxed without being subjected to unwanted pricking sensations.
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
The ears are one of the most powerful and beneficial areas to apply acupuncture needles. You'll feel the power of the area immediately when the needles are inserted.
Made internationally famous by the marks on Michael Phelps' back during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, cupping feels much better than it looks in aftermath. Cupping is prescribed for pain management, to relieve fever and cold, and to improve blood circulation. If you're interested, ask a practitioner at our Clinic to see if it could help you.
We're big proponents of aromatherapy as a supplement to Acupuncture treatments. We exclusively use high-quality Aroma Foundry essential oils at the Clinic, they're available for sale near the checkout counter. If you come in for a treatment, you'll likely be asked if you'd like a couple drops under the nose and on the temples. It can be extremely uplifting.
Chinese Medicine sees the ear as a microcosm or reflection of the whole body. We apply ear seeds at the end of many treatments so the patient will continue benefiting from treatment sessions even when outside of the Clinic. Anxiety sufferers in particular often find comfort from them.
Far Infrared Heat Therapy
Nearly every acupuncture treatment at the clinic incorporates the use of Far Infrared Heat Therapy. Every room is set-up with a system as it's been shown to help with pain recovery by bringing warmth to affected areas and promoting release of stagnated energy in injured or painful areas.
Fertility /Reproductive Health
One of the main focuses of Dr. Horie's studies and work in Portland, OR was women's reproductive health. The combination of acupuncture and herbs can help the body reach its optimal fertile state through balancing hormone levels and improving overall health. Some couples are surprised to learn it can apply to and benefit both women AND men.
Before giving up in your battle with wrinkles or turning to plastic surgery, try a set of facial rejuvenation treatments! Many patients leave describing sessions as feeling "like a mini-facelift". We use the thinnest acupuncture needles to stimulate blood flow in the face, and we supplement treatment with all-natural medicinal facial ointments and creams that many swear by after trying.
Gua sha is a process of detoxifying the skin and muscles by scraping them, breaking up the weak blood capillaries to promote new blood circulation. It creates a strong sensation, causing an inflammation-like reaction, and even bruising in tough cases. It achieves a similar goal as cupping, helping with recovery time from cold and flu.
Moxibustion is like a therapeutic incense. The fire never makes direct contact with the skin, rather the therapeutic smoke penetrates the body directly at the scene of problematic areas. It's often prescribed as a treatment for old sports injuries (ankle sprains that never fully healed, for example) and stomach aches/digestive issues. It can also help with turning breached babies.
Our Two Core Therapies
Once you've read about the versatile Therapies above, prepare for your treatment by learning more about how we treat patients through the two fundamentals of Chinese medicine: Acupuncture and Herbal Remedies.