list of services
Chiropractic: We specialize in a variety of traditional and low-force methods for people in all walks of life.
Diversified Manual Manipulation – The most commonly used of all chiropractic treatments, utilizing quick, shallow thrusts to treat the joints of the body.
Activator method – The activator is a hand-held spring-loaded adjusting instrument that delivers a small rapid pulse in order to gently help restore normal functioning in the body.
Drop Table technique – An adjustment method performed with the patient lying prone on a raised table. A portion of the table is then “dropped” down with a gentle thrust in order to produce the desired change in the joint or musculature.
Pelvic Blocking – Cushioned wedges are placed under each side of the pelvis to facilitate gentle maneuvers intended to restore normal alignment of the low back and pelvis. This technique allows gravity and changes in mechanics to draw the discs away from the nerve.
Cranial Sacral therapy – Subtle palpatory skills are used to “listen” deeply to the fluctuations of cerebrospinal fluid in order to relieve symptoms of stress or tension. Myofascial Release technique — A form of soft tissue therapy used to treat dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system and any accompanying pain and/or restriction of motion.
Flexion Distraction – A combination of both mechanical and manual manipulation that uses a special table on which the spine is tractioned and flexed forward to increase the mobility of spinal joints.
Post Isometric relaxation – The muscle is placed in a stretched position, and then an isometric contraction is exerted against minimal resistance. Relaxation and gentle stretching follow as the muscle releases.
Massage promotes deep relaxation and wellbeing in addition to treating chronic pain and rehabilitating injury.
Deep Tissue massage – A type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but is performed with deeper pressure at a much slower pace.
Swedish massage – A widely used relaxation technique designed to release stress and muscle tension. Gentle to moderate pressure is applied in rhythmic broad sweeping strokes to calm the nervous system and increase circulation.
Myofascial Release technique – A form of soft tissue therapy used to treat dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system and any accompanying pain and/or restriction of motion.
Trigger/tender Point therapy – Neuro-muscular techniques that are effective in relieving muscle spasms and their associated pain. Trigger point therapy applies deep static pressure over “knots” until they release. Tender point therapy utilizes positional release where the muscle is in spasm is passively held in a shortened position until it relaxes.
Structural Integration – A technique of deep massage designed to help in the realignment of the body by altering the length and tone of myofascial tissues, and to improve postural balance by aligning and integrating the body in relationship to gravity.
Cranial Sacral therapy – Subtle palpatory skills are used to “listen” deeply to the fluctuations of cerebrospinal fluid in order to relieve symptoms of stress or tension.
Pre-natal massage – A safe and thoughtful massage that helps mothers tune into their rapidly changing bodies in order to relieve the discomfort and stress of pregnancy. Bolsters are used to give mothers optimum comfort in reclined positions so that they can enjoy their massage. (Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before trying massage.)
Hot Stone massage – A form of therapy involving heated stones that can be helpful for those with have chronic, long-lasting pain or those who experience a lot of emotional guarding. The warmth of the stones softens muscles, soothe pain, and relaxes the nervous system.
Thai massage – A fusion of techniques such as muscle compression, joint mobilization, acupressure and passive stretching that are used to move the individual through a series of yoga-like stretches. This technique is traditionally done on the floor; the client is clothed.
Muscle Energy technique – This technique is useful in the treatment of muscle spasms and based on the principle of reciprocal inhibition, whereby muscles on one side of a joint will always relax to accommodate the contraction of muscles on the other side of that joint when indirect pressure is applied.
Reiki – Reiki uses “laying on hands” to move the life force energy towards health, also bringing deep feelings of peace, relaxation and wellbeing.
Naturopathic and nutritional services are minimally invasive, but extremely effective, approaches to restoring health and vitality.
Hormone Balancing – A natural assessment of the hormonal system used to restore optimum body functions. We address stress hormones such as cortisol as well as sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hormone analysis and remediation are used to alleviate adrenal fatigue, infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome, lack of sex drive, exhaustion, insomnia, hypo-glycemia and weight gain/loss. Remedies include natural bio-identical hormones, herbs, diet and lifestyle recommendations, nutritional supplements and patient education.
Nutritional Consultation – A detailed examination of your unique nutritional needs including concepts of healthy nutrition, examples of appropriate meal planning and behavioral modifications necessary for successful long-term weight/diet management. Each session includes goal setting and a success strategy to allow patients to meet their goals.
Detoxification – Detoxification and cleansing programs are used to remove the toxic substances from the body and to restore healthy digestive and immunity functions. This may include the elimination of certain foods or substances from the diet in order to isolate and identify toxicities including allergens.
Testing (Blood, Saliva, Stool, Food Allergies) – We offer a variety of lab testing to identify and diagnosis underlying imbalances that may be causing pain, discomfort or distress. Testing available includes general lab screening for thyroid, blood count, liver function and immunity, as well as salivary, adrenal and sex hormone testing, blood hormone panel, nutrient deficiency panel and gene mutation testing. We use stool testing to check for bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection in the digestive tract. Urine and hair testing is used to assess toxicity levels.
Acupuncture often combines multiple approaches for a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to you.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture is used to stimulate specific points on the body by inserting very fine needles into those areas. This action stimulates the flow of pain-decreasing bio-chemicals, increases the immune response to the specific site in the body that is injured or vulnerable to disease, and tonifies the Qi to better support the body’s innate healing abilities.
Ayurvedic health coaching – Ayurveda is a natural healing system that draws from ancient Vedic traditions to achieve and sustain emotional, mental and physical balance. Ayurvedic health coaching determines a patient’s natural dosha, or constitution, in order to determine specific balancing techniques including acupuncture, nutritional plans or herbal treatments.
Cupping – Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. This approach is used to relieve pain and inflammation throughout the body as well as treat a variety of conditions such as blood disorders, rheumatic diseases, anxiety and depression, varicose veins, migraine and fertility and gynecological disorders.
Tui Na – This Chinese therapy is a hands-on body treatment that includes brushing, kneading, rolling and rubbing the areas between each of the joints in order to open and move the body’s defensive chi throughout the meridians and muscles.
Gua Sha – In Gua sha, the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. This Chinese medical treatment is used to release unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulate blood flow and healing.
Prescription of Chinese Herbs – Chinese herbology draws from a variety of natural herbs, extracts and minerals to supplement the body with substances known to have particular healing effects.
818 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR 97209
4847 Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035