Currently accepting new patients  |   Our COVID-19 Policies

Portland Five Element Acupuncture & Wellness Blog

Kids Jumping Lake

Traveler’s Diarrhea: Natural Treatment and Prevention

Health Risks of Vacation Travel If you have been vacationing internationally, or even camping and backpacking this summer, beware of traveler’s diarrhea!  You may find yourself returning home from holiday with an unwanted companion in your digestive tract.   Traveler’s diarrhea afflicts 30% to 70% of international travelers.  It is a common symptom of infection with one of several intestinal

Read More

Healing Thyroid Disorders: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Thyroid (Part III)

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Thyroid Health Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine for thyroid disorders is not a new idea. Although lab tests of thyroid function only go back a few decades, traditional Chinese physicians understood the signs and symptoms that we now know can be caused by thyroid disorders. For centuries, they used acupuncture and Chinese medicine for thyroid

Read More
mushroom nutrition
Chinese Herbal Medicine

Potent Partners: Mushroom Nutrition and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Mushroom Nutrition and Medicine, East and West Don’t underestimate the lowly mushroom! There’s far more to mushroom nutrition than you may think. Even the common button mushrooms at the grocery store are packed with valuable nutrients. Wild and specially mushrooms are prized for culinary use across traditional cultures East and West – porcini, morels, chanterelles, truffles, maitake, shiitake, oysters and

Read More
chinese herbs - ginger
Food & Recipes

5 Chinese Herbs in Your Kitchen—And How to Use Them

Most modern-day Westerners don’t realize that many medicinal herbs are also foods, or that certain foods possess medicinal qualities. Nutritional therapy has historically played an important role in Chinese herbal medicine and continues to do so today. Many ordinary Chinese people continue to pass along folk knowledge of the medicinal properties of common foods, herbs, and seasonings used in everyday

Read More
An image of a typical oyster mushroom found in the Portland area.
Food & Recipes

The Mighty Oyster Mushroom in Portland’s Forests: Culinary, Medicinal, Cleansing

Portland’s Local Chinese Herbal Medicinal Mushroom: the Oyster Mushroom There’s a mighty mushroom that Chinese herbal medicine has used from ancient times, growing right here in Portland. Most people associate Spring in Portland with blooming azaleas and rhododendrons. This fantastic forest native gets overlooked – the oyster mushroom! On your next forest hike, take a closer look at dead logs and

Read More
  • The office of Inner Works Acupuncture will be closed from September 5 to September 14, 2020, for a week holiday.

    If you send us a message, please excuse a delay in response. We will respond after Sept. 14.

    Thank you for your patience.