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You’re Invited!

save the date! 2/21/2015
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We’re having a celebration! Please join us the afternoon of February 21, 2015 from 3.30 -5.30pm as we welcome in the Lunar New Year and celebrate our wonderful clients!

Check out our evite and please RSVP if you’ll be coming so we can provide adequate refreshments!

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Unwind Holiday Special – 30 minutes to Less Stress!

 

13_HolidayStress121312As the year is winding down, we know things get a little bit crazy.  We are introducing a new service that is available only for a limited time.  Our UNWIND “stress less” holiday special is a 30 minute auricular acupuncture session specifically designed to help you de-stress!  This mini-treatment can help you relax, focus, and re-group.  Whether it’s exams, holiday-shopping, travel or other year end craziness – we can help.   Come in for 30 minutes and make the rest of your day better.  Book now! 

The details: 

  • Available for a limited time only: December 1,2014 – January 17, 2015.  Book yours now!
  • Easy on your schedule: this mini treatment is easy to squeeze into your day at 30 minutes in duration.
  • Easy on your budget: $35 to relax, release, reset and feel like a whole new person! You won’t regret it.
  • Auricular acupuncture points: this stress relieving combination of ear points is so powerful, you don’t even need to disrobe.
  • Application of Anatomy Acupuncture’s custom-made stress-relieving aromatherapy: complete relaxation smells like this!
  • Heat lamps and hot packs available: get cozy and relax fully. 

So, this holiday season give yourself the gift of less stress with a little you time. Book our holiday special 30 minute UNWIND  “Stress Less” treatment now! Then you’re only 30 minutes to a happier, healthier, less-stressed you!

20141209_190134 (1024x1024)Our limited edition “unwind” custom aromatherapy sprays and body oils are also available for take-home purchase while supplies last!

Pick up either one (1 oz aroma spray or .5 oz body oil)  for $15, both for $25  OR add them on to your mini-treatment  for only $15 more* – a great way to continue the bliss at home, or perfect for a gift! 

*mini treatment (or gift certificate for one) + take home .5 oz body oil & 1 oz aroma spray come to a total of $50 (a $15 savings) while supplies last!
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Please note: No insurance billing available, payment due at the time of service.  Valid only between December 1, 2014 – January 17, 2015.   If you have a booking code – please enter it in the box provided during the online booking process.  This treatment does not include individual diagnosis or treatment of health conditions – it is for the sole purpose of relaxation and stress reduction in general.  If you have additional health concerns please notify your provider and schedule a comprehensive treatment.

PSU Women’s Rugby Club – now sponsored by Anatomy Acupuncture!

We are pleased to announce Anatomy Acupuncture’s fall 2014 season sponsorship of Portland State Women’s Rugby Football Club!

As a fairly new club, these ladies are working hard, and we’re thrilled to be supporting them.  Check out their schedule and stop by a game.

 

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Acupuncture Effective for Post-Surgical pain

While I love it when I can help patients avoid surgery (really, it happens all the time, and it’s awesome!) sometimes they can’t. Surgery is sometimes very necessary and when that’s the case, I support patients with acupuncture, bodywork, internal and external herbs so they can enter and recover from surgery as smoothly as possible.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be extremely useful tools both pre and post surgery.  Beforehand we can ready the body by helping manage pain, promote normal sleep and digestive cycles and prepare the tissue for the upcoming surgery.  After surgery we can work to reduce swelling and pain and often decrease or discontinue pain medications that have unwanted side-effects – all of this helps the surgical trauma heal quickly and appropriately.

A recent study in Regional Analgesia and Pain Medicine found that acupuncture after a total knee replacement reduced the amount of pain patients were in as well as reducing the need for and amount of pain medications required.  Those in the acupuncture group also had fewer adverse reactions (nausea and vomiting) due to anesthesia.

acupuncture for post-op TKRResults: This study comprised 60 patients (30 in the study group and 30 in the control group). The fentanyl requirement via patient-controlled analgesia in the study group was lower [mean (SD), 620.7 (258.2) vs 868.6 (319.3) [mu]g; P = 0.002). The time to first request for fentanyl was longer in the study group. Pain intensity on a 100-mm visual analog scale was lower in the study group in the first 24 hours after the operation. The incidence of analgesia-related adverse effects of nausea and vomiting was lower in the study group. The success of blinding was not significantly different between the 2 groups (P = 0.731).

Conclusions: The data obtained from this clinical trial demonstrate the potential advantages of using acupuncture for postoperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty.
Acupuncture for Pain Relief After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

If you or someone you know is preparing for or recently underwent surgery – we’d love to help – Give us a call or book an appointment online!  What questions do you have about pre or post-op acupuncture?