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ANCIENT TECHNIQUES FOR A MODERN WORLD

At Stayton Acupuncture and Wellness, we believe each person has the innate ability to heal. We employ different strategies in order to unlock that ability. We combine the Chinese Medicine modalities of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and herbal therapy with modern supplements and lifestyle counseling. We work with the patient to create a customized treatment plan to achieve your health and wellness goals!

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ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture involves the insertion of almost hair-thin needles into specific points on the body’s surface.  Needles are sterile and single use only.  Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid.  Acupuncture typically doesn’t hurt.  You may, however, experience a variety of sensations with acupuncture.  These sensations can include: tingling, warmth, a mild pressure and a feeling like water flowing through you.  Many people feel nothing.  Most people find the experience very relaxing with lasting effects. 

The exact mode of action for acupuncture is unclear from Western medicine standards. Much research has been done in the field to discover how placing needles in different locations can have results elsewhere in the body. Current theories include a connection with the nervous system, immune system, endorphins, and neurotransmitters, to name a few. Whatever the cause, acupuncture treats a variety of different ailments while encouraging a feeling of overall well-being. 

Common conditions acupuncture can treat include:

  • Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • ​Circulatory Disorders

  • ​Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • ​Gynecological/ Fertility Disorders

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Immune Disorders

  • ​Addictions

  • ​Emotional and Psychological Disorders​/Stress

  • Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

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HERBAL MEDICINE

The Chinese Materia Medica is comprised of a variety of bark, flowers and seeds used to treat the body. This is similar to the way pharmaceuticals treat different ailments. In fact, many of the active ingredients in many of the top pharmaceuticals derive from plants. Herbalism has traditionally been used all over the world to treat every kind of illness and disease. The active components of plants are the basis for many of the most potent pharmaceutical drugs used in Western medicine. When using Chinese and Western herbs, I use the whole plant, taking into account the temperature and characteristics of the individual herb. These herbs are then combined to make a formula, with great caution exercised to make sure that there are the correct properties to cope with your specific complaint and/or illness. The most common mode of administration I use is a granular extract. With granules, the specific herb has already been cooked in water and is then extracted into a powder substance. I then decide what I believe will work best for you and mix the different extracts to create a blend that is specifically formulated to treat your complaint. From here, we can add or subtract herbs based on the way your body reacts and how you feel. You receive a bottle of the mixture and take it with hot water two to three times per day. Some people do not like the taste at first but learn to love it. Others have said they actually look forward to taking the mixture because it makes them feel so good. One of the reasons I like using a custom-made Chinese herbal formula is because it continues to treat the body even after the needles are out. This allows for less treatments needed and eventually leads to faster results. Bottom line: herbal medicine is awesome and works just as well, if not better, than many of the other therapies I provide!

 
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CUPPING THERAPY

Cupping Therapy is an ancient pain relief modality used in many traditional cultures. Cupping has historically been used in Eastern Asia, Greece, Mexico, and several Eastern European countries. The therapy consists of adhering glass or plastic cups to the body to apply negative pressure. It is like a reverse massage. The tight suction of the cup helps to release the fascia layer and can assist in dissolving myofascial knots. Most patient describe it as a comfortable and relaxing treatment. The discolored marks associated with cupping help to activate the body's inflammatory reduction system. The bruise-like marks trigger the body to send more blood flow to the particular area. Cupping is effective as a standalone treatment or in combination with acupuncture.


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AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY

Acupuncture an effective option for care when treating car accidents injuries. According to Chinese medicine, injuries should be treated immediately before they settle in the body. People involved in accidents often think their injuries are not severe enough for treatment, only to experience chronic pain in the future. Clinical data proves many chronic injuries (back pain, neck pain, headaches) typically stem from injuries sustained in auto accidents. Acupuncture is an appropriate treatment because studies prove it increases blood flow for healing, decreases inflammation, and manipulates neurotransmitters to decrease pain in the body. Acupuncture is also a tool to communicate with the muscle, bones, and ligaments of the body to facilitate healing. Regular acupuncture sessions after an auto accident can prevent chronic pain in the future. Other modalities I offer, such as cupping, scraping, Chinese herbs, and supplements, can help further help the healing process.

Car insurance companies in Oregon and Washington are required to pay the medical bills for a driver and the passengers involved in an accident up to a certain amount, including acupuncture. The patients will not pay out of pocket and no referral is required. We will work with your insurance and help you navigate the sometimes confusing process. We also have an extensive network of referrals to help treat your specific issues. Contact our NW Portland or Tualatin office today to discuss your auto accident case.




At Stayton Acupuncture and Wellness, we believe each person has the innate ability to heal. We employ different strategies in order to unlock that ability. We combine the Chinese Medicine modalities of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and herbal therapy with modern supplements and lifestyle counseling. We work with the patient to create a customized treatment plan to achieve your health and wellness goals!

 

CONTACT US

326 N 3rd Ave
Stayton, Oregon 97383
USA

Call, Text, Fax : 503-404-4044

 

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