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  • Begin your path to optimum wellness.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine is a fully integrated system of theory, diagnostics and treatment that can address virtually any health condition.

  • Health

    A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being beyond merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

  • One of the side benefits of my treatment at Oregon City Acupuncture is the holistic view they have of care. I am not just treated for pain or inflammation. I am treated as a whole person and when I leave, I feel more centered and in tune with who I really am. — CC

  • For the first time in many, many years, I am able to really be comfortable in my body throughout my day and find joy in life.  I have an extensive history with western medicine, having had many surgeries and been treated by many doctors.  However, nothing has given me the benefits I receive from acupuncture and Chinese herbs. — CC

  • From the first visit, we noticed improvement. Each session for each of us was fashioned for our individual needs at that time, in a relaxing atmosphere. The results were encouraging, often giving us flexibility and release from pain. — J & G

Herbal Medicine

ho·lis·tic

[ hō lístik ]

Holistic medicine considers all aspect when treating illness.  It takes into account all of your physical, mental, and social conditions in the treatment of illness.

Humans have had a relationship with herbs as food and medicine for millennia.    These plants are living beings with whom we share our planet.   Our relationship with them extends beyond the physical and into the emotional and spiritual realms as well.  Herbal medicine is truly holistic medicine.  The regular use of herbs keeps you balanced and resistant to stress and disease.  Herbs do much more than mask symptoms. They help restore balance so your body is better able to heal itself.  Think of them as special foods that help you get healthy and stay healthy.

While many herbs are mild and gentle and can be incorporated safely into daily life in the kitchen and medicine cabinet,  other more potent healing plants should only be used when consulting a trained professional.

     The Importance of Diagnosis

Herbs can be a powerful means to bring about balance in the body.  They can also create imbalances. The safety and effectiveness of herbal medicine depends on a proper diagnosis.  Two patients with the same condition might need very different herbs because each of us is different. At Oregon City Acupuncture we carefully consider any western prescriptions and all supplements you may be taking. This customized diagnosis and prescription is what makes Chinese herbal medicine so safe and effective.

A proper herbal prescription requires a trained and licensed professional.  Once herbs are prescribed you should consider them as important as any prescription from your Primary Car Provider.  Take your herbs consistently.  They don’t do you any good if you leave them in the bottle.

To see Scott Stuart’s Youtube lecture on the medicinal and nutritional uses of the herb Stinging Nettles, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWFyzofXDHg