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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

Carol Griesmeyer, Licensed Acupuncturist at Oregon City Acupuncture

 

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About Carol Griesmeyer

Care giving is at my core and my purpose in life. My history of patient care began in 1971 in the Operating Room as a Certified Surgical Technologist, advancing to an RN from PCC and Bachelor degree in Science and Nursing from Linfield / Good Samaritan College of Nursing. I am currently working two days a week in a Kaiser dermatology clinic.

My path of alternative medicine began in the 1980’s with “the llama from “hades.” Because of his special needs in handling (I could do nothing with him) required that I began looking for assistance. I stumbled upon Tellington Touch & T.E.A.M.© Training which is a much gentler and reasonable style of working with any animal (including humans). The movements that you use working with the animal have very picturesque names that evoke visual images very similar to that found in tai qi chuan.

 

Thus, I found myself beginning tai qi classes & loving it. Becoming a teacher of Part one of Yang style led me to begin reading about and exploring qi & getting to better understand it. I also learned to meditate, another lesson in qi movement.

My future again needed to change to reflect my need for a more easy-going job as I got older (fact of life). Nursing is rewarding but full time is very tiring. I felt acupuncture had the greatest options for both my patients and me and allowed me to use all my experience and knowledge while I continued caring for people.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offer a unique and valuable addition to health care the world over. It is a centuries-old, complete health care system in and of itself. I feel it is important to combine all appropriate and safe modalities of care to bring more people and the world back into balance. Western medicine has many great applications and is very beneficial particularly for emergent and acute conditions. Oriental medicine is very strong in therapies for disease prevention and chronic conditions. I strive to assist people to understand what life experiences and health habits have brought them to their current state of discomfort or dis-ease and how personal and environmental awareness are necessary components of their recovery and good health.

Please feel free to ask me about any health concerns you may have and how Oriental Medicine would address your needs. I am happy to coordinate care with any Western biomedical treatment protocol which you currently follow.

I work to achieve this by incorporating an extensive first visit interview with examination of your tongue, pulse diagnosis and palpation. A diagnosis is then made with appropriate modalities of care determined, and the need for herbs and self-care instructions determined and prescribed as warranted. As it relates to Western medicine, Oriental medicine will usually take longer to reach its goal. It works on a more subtle level and addresses the root cause, not just the outward, apparent symptoms.  Balance is what allows you to eliminate or minimize the impact of the current disorder.

It is important that we develop an open, safe, professional relationship so that I can work to afford you success in dealing with the condition that has led you to my office. As awareness and clarity are important to the return of balance and health, two-way communication is always an essential ingredient of our relationship and questions and concerns are welcome for discussion at any time. If you are wondering how Chinese medicine can help you, please call. We offer free 30 minute consults.

  Treatment Styles: 

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine, including herbs
  • Auricular Ear acupuncture
  • Tuina massage
  • ETPS
  • NAET
  • Certified Aroma Acupoint Therapist

 Treatment Strengths

Pain management: Acute and Chronic neck, back, shoulders, joint and muscle aches, and injuries
Motor vehicle accidents; Workman’s Compensation
Headaches, migraines, reproductive issues
Digestive issues – abdominal pain, IBS, GERD
Allergies, Stress

  Carol Griesmeyer, LAc, RN