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COVID-19 or Allergies? Here’s What You Should Know

Current fears about COVID-19 make it easy to assume that symptoms of seasonal allergies are signs of a more serious condition. Whether you need relief from spring allergies or you are experiencing symptoms of a viral respiratory illness, herbal supplements and nutritional therapy can help. 

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Healing Chronic Pain: Spring & the Wood Element in Five Element Acupuncture

Relieving Pain, Restoring Movement with Five Element Acupuncture Pain, especially chronic pain, is understood in Five Element Acupuncture as a signal of stagnation. In other words, pain is the result of an interruption of natural flow and movement in the tissues of the body. In health, energy, blood and fluids move unimpeded to nourishment the entire being. Trauma and injury

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Health and Wellness in the Lunar and Solar New Year

The New Year:  a Turning Point in Health and Wellness In Western culture, we mark the New Year as a time for new beginnings, conscious change and renewal.  It’s a time to leaving behind whatever challenges, excesses and regrets we may have had about the past year.  For many, the New Year is time for a fresh start on improving

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Spring and the Wood Element: Restoring Health

Spring and the Wood Element: Rebirth and Renewal No matter how dark and cold the depths of Winter may seem, life surges forth in Spring. The shift can seem miraculous. As long as the earth turns, light and warmth return. For all living things, including humans, Spring is a time of renewal, birth and growth. The ancient Chinese observed the

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Spring Allergies in Portland: Key Tips for Natural Treatment

The High Cost of Spring Allergies While allergies may be year-round for some, spring is a special season for pollen allergy sufferers. Seasonal spring allergies in Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest begin as early as March with tree pollen, and continue throughout the summer with grasses, ragweed and other plants. To add to the problem, air pollution also tends

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Change Your Mind: Worry, Obsession and the Earth Element in Five Element Acupuncture, Part II

Thinking and Over-Thinking: the Earth Element in Five Element Acupuncture Information overload is the source of many maladies in the Information Age, discussed in Part I of this blog post on the Earth Element in Five Element acupuncture. Distracted thinking, worry and obsession are so widespread and habitual that they are almost invisible and appear to be a “normal” state

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Five Element Acupuncture and Depression: Treating the Root

Five Element Acupuncture and Depression: a Paradigm Shift Five Element acupuncture is rooted in holistic, ecological understanding of human emotions and emotional distress. Radically different from Western biomedicine, the paradigm of Five Element theory opens up new perspectives on healing from depression. We see choices that we couldn’t see before, and can embrace new options in treatment and lifestyle. Changing

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Five Element Acupuncture: the Wood Element Within

Five Element Acupuncture and the Wood Element Within Us Five Element Acupuncture associates the Wood Element with Spring, and with the energy of Liver and Gall Bladder Officials in the human body, mind and spirit. What are Officials? What does that connection mean for our health and well-being? This blog post explores Five Element Acupuncture and the Wood Element within

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The Up Side of Anger: the Wood Element in Five Element Acupuncture

Angry about Anger: the Wood Element Peeved. Irritated. Annoyed. Impatient. Frustrated. Resentful. Indignant. Enraged. Aghast. Livid. Furious. Is anger always a “bad” emotion? Chinese Five Element acupuncture sees anger as the emotional aspect of the Wood Element, encompassing both constructive and destructive power. Anger is part of our nature as human beings, rooted in instinct. Like all instinctive emotions, it

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Twelve Tips for Seasonal Allergy Relief in Portland

Allergy Relief in Portland After months of dreary overcast, Portlanders joyfully welcome the arrival of warm, sunny weather and the opportunity to bask outdoors. Unfortunately, for some this weather brings a significant downside: runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion.  It’s time for allergy relief in Portland! Seasonal allergies to pollen and other contaminants are a common complaint in the Pacific

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