Do you experience Barbie-foot-itis*?

If you’ve ever experienced numbness, coldness and some loss of function1 in your foot  - you know, barbie-foot-itis* - you’ll want to check out UltraU’s interview with me below:

Last month I chronicled my frustrations with numbness in my foot after a race. I called my numb, tingling and cold foot that felt like plastic my Barbie foot. I was trying to make light of the fact that I could barely control my foot, running felt like I was wearing strange plastic heels and I couldn’t feel a thing.  I went to Alexis at Anatomy Acupuncture to see if she could help. Now that my Barbie foot-itis is GONE, I wanted to share a bit about it from her perspective and introduce you to the idea of Sports Acupuncture as another tool in your body work toolkit… 
-Dana Katz, Ultrarunner, Founder/Coach at UltraUFitness

To see what she asked me, how I answered, and what acupuncture can do for endurance athletes read on at the UltraU Blog : 3 Questions with Sports Acupuncturist Alexis Goldstein, L.Ac., C.SMA – UltraU.

*Barbie-foot-itis is not a technical term, but it probably should be.  All neologistic rights belong to Dana Katz.  Also her Hazard Scale is right on.  Check it out.  Follow her blog.  And if you like running really far, she can help you with that, too. 

1In all seriousness – if you’re experiencing the above mentioned symptoms on an on-going basis, it may be cause for concern.  Please contact a medical professional for advice if these symptoms are more than transient. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear patients,

I've got your back


So happy to know you, grateful to be entrusted with your care and beyond appreciative for the kind words and referrals.   Thank you for taking care of yourself.

(anatomical) hearts and flowers,


ps – if you love the anatomically themed valentines, check out more of Carrie Martin’s designs.

Xin Nian Kuai Le!



Starting January 31st, the Lunar new year (also known as Chinese New Year) begins!  According to the Chinese zodiac, we have now entered the Year of the Yang Wood Horse.  It promises adventure, growth and everything moving a little bit faster.

Our friends over at the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine say this about the coming year: ”it’s the year of the wood Horse, mother and child, wood and fire, and a great time for communication and commercial ventures to gallop toward new horizons.”

If you’re in Portland, check out the list of activities going on at Lan Su for the next couple of weeks!  Also, for more information about what the year is supposed to bring energetically – visit The Western School of Feng Shui.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!


We have EPIC bars!

Anatomy Acupuncture is now proud to announce that we carry EPIC bars! These awesome REAL FOOD protein bars are organic and grass-fed.  It doesn’t get much better than this!  Next time you’re in the clinic, pick up one (or a box) of the three great flavors, and know you have EPIC fuel to get you through your next workout, work-day or any other adventure!



Learn more about EPIC here:   We love what they’re doing, and hope you do, too!