Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine is a complete system of medicine that developed over thousands of years. It includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, food therapy, tui na massage and qi exercises such as tai chi and qi gong. Specializing in: Acute and chronic pain Stress/anxiety/depression Women’s health, fertility and pregnancy care Allergies and Indigestion Acupuncture for labor induction (see below) ... Read More

Chinese Medicine is a complete system of medicine that developed over thousands of years. It includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, food therapy, tui na massage and qi exercises such as tai chi and qi gong.

Specializing in:
Acute and chronic pain
Stress/anxiety/depression
Women’s health, fertility and pregnancy care
Allergies and Indigestion
Acupuncture for labor induction (see below)

Modalities include (varies per practitioner):
Tui Na massage
Heat therapy
Cupping
Gua Sha
Trigger point release with acupuncture
Holisitic Nutrition
Chinese herbology

What to expect at your treatment:
We will do a complete health history and review of complaints
We will examine your tongue body and feel your pulses
We will perform acupuncture
We may perform massage, heat therapy, moxibustion, or electric stimulation, as the case requires
We will give you herbs and lifestyle recommendations, as the case requires
We will give you a treatment plan.  Every case varies, but a typical treatment plan usually includes a series of 10 visits.


Chiropractic

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? Spinal manipulation therapy describes techniques where the hands are used to manipulate, massage, mobilize, adjust, stimulate, apply traction to, or otherwise influence the spine and related tissues; in chiropractic care, this most commonly takes the form of spinal manipulation. Chiropractors provide natural, drugless, nonsurgical health treatments, relying on the body... Read More

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Spinal manipulation therapy describes techniques where the hands are used to manipulate, massage, mobilize, adjust, stimulate, apply traction to, or otherwise influence the spine and related tissues; in chiropractic care, this most commonly takes the form of spinal manipulation.

Chiropractors provide natural, drugless, nonsurgical health treatments, relying on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. They also recognize that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and heredity. Chiropractors recommend changes in lifestyle that affect those factors.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Like other health practitioners, chiropractors follow a standard routine to get information needed to diagnose and treat patients. They take the patient’s health history; conduct physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations; and may order laboratory tests. X rays and other diagnostic images are important tools because of the chiropractor’s emphasis on the spine and its proper function. Chiropractors also analyze the patient’s posture and spine using a specialized technique. For patients whose health problems can be traced to the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors manually adjust the spinal column.

WHAT CAN CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE TREAT?
Chiropractic treatment can help you find relief for a wide variety of injuries and ailments, including:

• Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Job Injuries
• Headaches
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Neck Pain

IS IT GOING TO HURT?
Every adjustment is specific and different to each patient. The adjustment can always be modified to meet your needs and comfort.

CAN I COME IN IF I AM PREGNANT?
Chiropractic relieves several pregnancy symptoms allowing muscular tension and pelvic torsion to decrease in our moms. Chiropractic works to benefit the biomechanical issues of the mother and her baby. Chiropractic is a continual treatment through pregnancy that allows great relief.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
If your kids fall a lot or play hard than chiropractic can help! It’s important to get kids checked out because they often don’t have the words to communicate what’s wrong with them.

We accept most insurance, including motor vehicle injury.


Massage Therapy

TYPES OF MASSAGE: Deep Tissue Massage Craniosacral therapy (not all providers) Pregnancy Massage Relaxation Massage Sports Massage Swedish Massage 85 minutes: $110  55 minutes: $90  30 minutes: $55 Massage “3 pack” available- three 55 minute visits for $210 ; three 85 minute visits for $270. Join our Massage of the Month club:  Just $70/ month for 55 minutes, or $90 for 85 minute... Read More

TYPES OF MASSAGE:
Deep Tissue Massage
Craniosacral therapy (not all providers)
Pregnancy Massage
Relaxation Massage
Sports Massage
Swedish Massage

85 minutes: $110 
55 minutes: $90 
30 minutes: $55

Massage “3 pack” available- three 55 minute visits for $210 ; three 85 minute visits for $270.
Join our Massage of the Month club:  Just $70/ month for 55 minutes, or $90 for 85 minutes.  

New to Massage? Here are a few things to know:

Undress to your comfort level and your therapist will keep you covered except for the area they are massaging.
Please let your therapist know if the pressure is too much or too little, or if you are too hot or too cold.  Your therapist wants to create the best experience for you, but you need to communicate your preferences.
The customary tip is 20% of the price of the massage (not the insurance copay).  

Patient policies:
Please arrive early to display your insurance card, do any paperwork, and settle into the space.
Please note that we have limited buffer time between appointments, so if you are running late, it may affect the overall length of your massage.  

We do charge the full appointment fee (not the insurance copay) for appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment time.  If you'd like to avoid that fee, you are welcome to send someone in your place.

We charge this fee because last minute cancellations affect our providers' ability to earn an income.  We do make exceptions in emergencies, but otherwise please plan on respecting this policy.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is primary care that is science-based and lab-guided, with treatment protocols that include the herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, and diet & lifestyle recommendations.  To learn more about naturopathic philosophy, scroll to the close of this page. Our naturopathic physician, Dr. Carmen Ionescu, MD. ND., earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM Por... Read More

Naturopathic Medicine is primary care that is science-based and lab-guided, with treatment protocols that include the herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, and diet & lifestyle recommendations.  To learn more about naturopathic philosophy, scroll to the close of this page.

Our naturopathic physician, Dr. Carmen Ionescu, MD. ND., earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM Portland, and her MD from Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Romania’s capital where, after a 5-year residency, she specialized in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Since Dr Carmen’s childhood in Romania, nature medicine and folkways have been part of her life and upbringing in her profession, which partners with the patient. At the side of grandparents and village elders, on mountain paths and country fields, Dr Carmen learned the rich folk remedies, the wisdom of the ages — the keys to physical and mental health. To that wisdom, she harmonizes the breadth and science of modern medicine.

Dr. Ionescu specializes in:
Children’s Health & Women’s Health
LGBTQI+ Counseling
Hormone balance (thyroid, diabetes, sex hormones)
Blood pressure management
Metabolic conditions (weight management)
Respiratory conditions (Asthma, Seasonal Allergies, COPD)
Naturopathic/Integrative Oncology in the Primary Care clinic setting; also
Mood & Psychologic conditions such as:
Depression and/or Anxiety
Autism Spectrum conditions (ADD/ ADHD, etc)
General Fatigue Syndrome
Headache (tension, migraine, cluster)
Genetic syndromes.

Learn more about Naturopathy:
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care – an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality. Naturopathic physicians are primary health care practitioners, whose diverse techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods.

The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to support, facilitate and augment this process by identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery, and by supporting the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.

Illness does not occur without cause. Causes may originate in many areas. Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur. Symptoms can be expressions of the body’s attempt to defend itself, to adapt and recover, to heal itself, or may be results of the causes of disease. The naturopathic physician seeks to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.



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3944 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
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