Health and Wellness Center located in Portland, OR

Acupuncture services offered in Portland, OR

To complement your treatment for existing health issues, You. Center for Health and Wellness in Portland, Oregon, offers acupuncture. The experts use ancient techniques to promote healing and restore balance in your body. You can find relief from chronic pain, intestinal issues, headaches, and other conditions that reduce your quality of life. To find out more about acupuncture, schedule a consultation online or call the You. Center for Health and Wellness office. 

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic practice that brings balance to your body and can address a variety of underlying health conditions – from chronic pain to intestinal distress. This form of ancient Chinese medicine involves the stimulation of specific points on the body with ultrafine needles.

In Chinese philosophy, practitioners believe that pain and other health issues result from blockages interrupting a patient’s qi — also known as a person’s life force. 

Acupuncture is meant to release blockages and improve the overall flow of qi (pronounced “chee”) to help you recover from illness.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

You can benefit from acupuncture as part of a treatment plan for a number of underlying medical issues. The team uses acupuncture techniques to treat a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • High blood pressure

Acupuncture is also effective at boosting your overall physical, emotional, and mental health and wellness.

How does acupuncture work?

Each acupuncture point influences another area of your body, including your glands, tissues, and major organs. When the needle punctures your skin, it creates a micro-wound that doesn’t injure you but triggers your body’s natural healing response.

Based on your condition, acupuncture promotes healing from the inside out. The needle stimulation:

  • Increases blood circulation
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Reduces acute and chronic pain

The team is highly skilled in creating acupuncture treatment plans based on your individual needs. Your provider inserts the needles into the acupressure points on your body during your in-office treatment and may stimulate them manually or with mild electrical pulses.

The insertion of the needles may be painless or cause short-lived discomfort, and you may feel some tingling and other sensations throughout your treatment. The team also offers needleless acupressure treatments, using his hands or elbows to apply pressure to different points on your body.

They can also recommend herbs and other natural supplements to complement your acupuncture treatment and relieve internal issues, digestive conditions, or pain. You'll also be advised on how often you would benefit from additional acupuncture treatments.

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture and needleless acupressure, contact You. Center for Health and Wellness by phone or use the online booking feature.