We have a large, beautiful office with great natural light available now for rent!
Keahi Health Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic is looking for a new partner to share space with. Sadly, after 3 years of working together, our beloved office mate found a space of her own. However, I am excited to bring another practitioner or two on board to help them build their business! We work hard at the office to create a comfortable and warm environment for our patients who have become life-long friends. We hope that you will be just as happy here as well!
This spacious office is available for full-time or part-time use. It is ADA accessible. There’s a small kitchen for you to use, and a large, comfortable waiting room for clients. It’s located near the Mountain Park, Westlake, and Uplands neighborhoods right off of I-5, 217, and 99W. A very convenient location!
The office is completely move-in ready and accommodations include:
Kitchenette with dishwasher
Serene Waiting area
Washer and Dryer
Paid Utilities Plus Janitorial
Quiet and Private Office
Our own private bathroom for our suite members and our clients
Great tenant partners could be:
Massage therapists, etc.
Rent ranges from $300-$800 per month depending on how many days you rent. I’m also open to doing a short-term profit-share/split to help you start off if you are new to your practice.
Please see the full ad with photos here: http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/off/5771239700.html
Available now! Let’s talk!
Take one of these and enjoy it!
Since working on the Coral Princess in 2010, I’ve treated a lot of patients for motion sickness. Some passengers were so bad off that even their prescription medication was no match for the “motion of the ocean.” And that’s exactly when I stepped in. It’s not to say that I’m a super-hero but Chinese medicine does offer some good points for motion sickness. Take PC 6, the famous acupuncture point used for thousands of years for morning sickness in pregnancy. Or, ST 36 , another amazing acupuncture point that harmonizes the digestion to ease vomiting and heartburn.
But, I never work alone. I always suggest that patients have other tools at their disposal as well. I suggest buying the SeaBand or some other brand of acupressure wristband. It is meant to stimulate PC 6 on the inner wrist. Place these bands on both wrists an hour or two before your journey to allow the bands to do their work. Ginger is the go-to food that soothes an upset stomach and stops nausea in it’s tracks. Even the candy helps. Yes, I said it. Candy. And, if you don’t like ginger, opt for peppermint tea. B6 is supposed to help as well (100mg, 2 times daily, 2 or 3 days before your trip.) Finally, on a more personal note, if you are flying, please try to avoid airplane food. It is usually processed and therefore could be full of preservatives. On my flight home from Europe, I became very ill and made my husband pull the car over twice on the way home so that I could “eliminate” whatever was bothering me. It wasn’t pretty or romantic. I strongly recommend taking your own healthy snacks. Do it for me.
Happy Vacation Season!
Hello all! Happy Spring/Year of the Fire Monkey/2016! I know, I’m a little late to the party! I just wanted to check in a give you a few natural tips that you can do at home to help you get through the end of the Spring allergy season!
- Wash pillow cases weekly, if not more! Reason: Allergens love to rest on us and accumulate while we are sleeping and just like us, they love pillows.
- Shower before bed and when you wake up in the morning. (See the reasoning above.)
- Consider using a saline nasal wash. They even make some that you can use in the shower. How easy is that?
- Close your windows at night and instead use an air conditioner if you’re too warm. This will also minimize allergens in your home.
- Take your shoes off when you walk into the house. It’s amazing how much dust and debris collect on our shoes!
- Many people with allergies to pollen AND dust mites find that they do better when they get rid of the carpet in their homes. A little harder and more time consuming to achieve, but it could do wonders.
- Make an appointment with your acupuncturist! Acupuncture is a fast-acting symptom reliever and combined with Chinese herbal medicine, it can help you stave off allergies for good!
Save yourself from this!
For more natural remedies, check out this website: http://wellnessmama.com/8370/allergy-relief-remedies/
Have a great day!
We can all relate to how emotions affect our bodies.
Just think about the last job interview you had and the pit you felt in the bottom of your stomach or the sweat collecting on your forehead. You weren’t exercising; you were anxious. Or think about the time when you decided not to buy those jeans because the deal was just too good to be true. It turned out that your “gut feeling” was right; the pants were black-market fakes.
The ancient Chinese philosophers believed that emotional and psychological factors could be causes of illness. Emotional health is a big part of Chinese medicine, in fact, as a Chinese medical practitioner, treating the emotions and the physical body cannot be separated. What can you do to have more balanced emotions? Well, it seems counterintuitive, but let yourself feel what you’re feeling!
- If there is something happening in your life that is upsetting you, acknowledge it. This is the first step.
- The second is to allow yourself to feel it without judgment. We often judge our feelings and that act of judging can be much more destructive than having the emotion in the first place.
- Be gentle with yourself. Feel what you are feeling. I like to think about what I would say to a friend. I can be much more sympathetic and forgiving with friends than I am to myself. Now apply that compassion to yourself.
Once you allow yourself to feel that emotion, then you can let it go and move on.
Schedule your daily life according to the seasons for the best health.
Just listen to the legendary and world-renowned Chinese philosopher, Sun Si Miao: “One who is good at preserving life gets up and goes to bed at a timetable adjusted to different seasons, and maintains a strict regimen in daily life.” 581-682 AD.
I’m not saying that you can’t have any fun or be spontaneous. I’m simply suggesting that you try to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. Try to take your meals at the same time, as well. We say colloquially that we are “creatures of habit” and now science and research is catching on to that idea.
Sleeping and resting is considered the great regulator of the central nervous system and keeping a regular sleep routine keeps your biological clock steady so that you rest better. Exposure to a regular pattern of light and dark helps regulate your serotonin and melatonin, neurotransmitters that help us feel awake during the day and sleepy at bedtime.
Help your body keep it’s rhythm by opening the blinds or going outside right after you wake up. Conversely, keep your bedroom dimly lit as you perform your nighttime getting-ready-for-bed rituals.
I was not a “cool” kid in school. I didn’t sit at the popular table. Yes, I played varsity sports but I was also in school plays, Key Club, Mock Trial, and Speech Team. I didn’t have an Acura Integra (the car of choice at my high school) and I definitely didn’t get invited to parties. Which is why I have to write this.
What I’ve realized is that I am exclusive. I discriminate. Yes, I have an accidental gender-bias. It is stated plainly on my website and other marketing materials that I specialize in women’s health. WOMEN’S health. While that is true, I also treat men. I love treating EVERYONE and I take care of everyone equally well.
This horrifying faux pas was brought to my attention recently when two potential new patients asked if I treated males. After getting over my initial embarrassment, I assured them that I could help them as well.
It’s just that since I was an intern in 2008, I got really good at balancing hormones. And it didn’t help that while I was in acupuncture school, I assisted one of the best fertility acupuncturists, Dr. Hong Jin. So, really, I had no choice but to specialize in women’s health. But, let me assure you, 50% of my patients are male. My dad and husband will attest to this. (Thanks, dad and husband!)
Please, I implore you: do not let the short list of specializations fool you. I don’t discriminate.
How do you eat for the seasons? Why should I try? Well, the Chinese philosophy is that human beings are part of nature and just like nature is affected by the changes that occur with the seasons (plants turn to seeds, bears hibernate, etc), humans are also affected by changes in nature. So, for optimal health, the theory is that you should eat foods that mirror or mimic what the outside world is doing.
In general, foods that are good for the springtime are warm and ascending sweet foods. In early Spring, add cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots and beets. As the weather changes, move onto mint, sweet rice, shitake mushrooms, peas, sunflower seeds, and pine nuts. In late spring, eat cherries (my personal favorite). Mung beans, green peas and green beans are green, the color of Spring, and they are also very good to eat during this season. Honey (Feng Mi) and peppermint tea (Bo He) is the perfect combination for Spring as it is gently warming helps the Liver to move Qi upwards.
In Chinese culture, it is also used as an herbal medicine. The ancient texts describe the healthiest seasonal drinking habits: “In summer drink green tea, winter black tea and in Spring and Autumn, flower teas.” You can think of it this way: in the Summer, the weather is generally hot and green tea is cooling in nature. In the winter months, we need extra warmth and black tea will do the trick. In the Spring and Autumn, the temperature should be, well, temperate, and you’ll want the neutral flavor and properties of flower teas, such as chrysanthemum and hibiscus. Let’s drink to your health!
In Chinese philosophy, all foods have a particular action on the body. I kid with my patients that there is usually a point, an herb, or a food for “that.” (Just like the joke, “there’s an app for that.”) Anyway, with this belief, the Chinese have been able to utilize food as medicine for thousands of years! In fact, when someone gets ill, the first line of defense is food! Intentionally combining foods can help you get the most out of them. For example: spinach Strengthens the Liver and Builds Liver Blood, but if you are feeling irritable, too much spinach may increase your anger. So, if you balance the spinach with some cooling tofu, you can forget about being a grump. Just think about the last time you went to a Japanese restaurant…they served you sushi with ginger, knowing that raw fish is cold and ginger is hot, this method balances their natures and may even prevent you from getting food poisoning.