I’M COMING BACK!! To My Dear Community of Patients, It’s been a long 8 weeks, but I have been given the green light by my surgeon that I can transition back to work and my life in general. Returning to Clinic June 7 Beginning June 7th, I will be back in the clinic. For the first few weeks, I’ll be working part-time […]
What is An Sheng?
It feels fitting that my first post discusses the meaning and relevance of my clinic’s name. The Chinese term is a guiding principle to me as a healthcare practitioner. It is what I work to support for my patients through the practice of acupuncture.
Clinic temporarily closed March 26 until early June
This post is a broad announcement that I will be on medical leave for a period of time due to a necessary surgery. My last day in clinic before surgery will be Friday, March 25. My recovery time is expected to be 6–8 weeks and I hope to resume seeing patients in early June. This means the clinic will be temporarily closed […]
Update on vaccination and mask requirements
Importance of Vaccinations and Boosters The start of the pandemic’s third year hasn’t been bright. Cases across the country are surging at record highs. The skyrocketing cases in COVID-19 cases across Oregon, and especially in the Tri-County area, are an urgent reminder that we all have a role to play in keeping our communities and families safe. […]
News about the Delta variant in Oregon
My heart sank when I saw these headlines and numbers just yesterday, Tuesday, August 17: Oregon surpasses another sad milestone, shattering previous number of new cases Oregon reports 2,941 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths These are RECORD BREAKING, HEART BREAKING numbers. As someone who is immunocompromised, AND a healthcare provider, here is what I have to share. It’s […]
Important updates about local spread of COVID variants
COVID isn’t over, even for the vaccinated. Please stay vigilant and safe. Though I am thoroughly tired of talking about COVID (as I’m sure you all are), it is still among us and a very real issue. Two of my fully vaccinated patients have come forward about getting COVID (again, they were fully vaccinated!!), and though they were not hospitalized, they […]
COVID-19 or Allergies? Answers to your questions.
As the beginning of this year’s pollen season coincides with yet another increase in coronavirus infections, I would like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about allergies, the coronavirus and vaccines. Please keep in mind that as research into the virus and vaccines continues, guidance may change.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs & Facts
I would like to discuss the vaccines and try to dispel any misunderstandings/misinformation around the vaccines, or what it means to be vaccinated and what you can and cannot safely do, and assuage any fears about getting vaccinated. By the way, I myself have been fully vaccinated since February, and am happy to discuss my personal experience with anyone who is curious.
A Message from the Heart
To my dear community of patients, This post is a bit longer than normal, but I would really appreciate it if you took 5–10 minutes of your time to read through. As our country approaches the once-unthinkable threshold of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, experts fear the country is hurtling nonstop toward the next milestone of surpassing the total of American […]
Back to Business — But not as usual. The New Abnormal.
As Oregon in general begins to re-open, we may have mixed feelings about the process. Times are uncertain, and the last couple of months have been stressful on so many levels for so many people.
Open Letter to Patients and Friends About the Coronavirus
To all my friends, family, patients, and colleagues, I want to share some information about the coronavirus pandemic to ensure our safety, and the safety of our loved ones. Because the truth is: it’s up to both of us.