Effective April 3rd the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has lifted the mandatory masking requirement for healthcare settings, but that does not mean healthcare providers and clinics have to stop using them. As OHA stated, “Those at high risk of disease or people who live with people at higher risk should still consider wearing masks in healthcare […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Essential oils aren’t just for aroma therapy or bath scrubs. Help boost your immune system against the cold and flu season with these easy, DIY recipes.
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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.
The importance of proper nutrition and appropriate food choices cannot be overstated if one is interested in being as healthy as possible. In fact, one cannot have optimal health without consuming nutritious ‘real’ food as opposed to fast food, junk food, sweets or sodas. People may crave these foods, but they do not support health, and are in fact counter to health.