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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that promotes your body’s natural healing process through the placement of thin, sterile needles into …

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Achilles’ Tendon Pain

Achilles Tendon Pain? Acupuncture helps the recovery time of a damaged achilles tendon by reducing inflammation, reinforcing connective tissues and more.

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3 Ways Chinese Medicine Helps Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a women’s health condition where uterine cells grow outside of the uterus, commonly in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.  …

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Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!
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Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

In the uncertain era of a pandemic, conflicting news and political unrest it’s important that we do what we can …

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Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness

Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power of nature. So as the cold …

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Probiotics and Fish Oils During Pregnancy Linked to Healthier Children

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Easy substitutes for unhealthy foods
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Easy Substitutes For Unhealthy Foods

Guest Blog Provided by blogger Stacia B. We understand: The tough reality is that it can be difficult to eat …

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Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?

Ligaments are strong connective tissue bands that connect bones to bones. They are similar to tendons which connect muscles to …

Healthy living for seniors: tips for feeling and looking great
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Eight Easy Ways Seniors Can Develop and Maintain Healthy Habits

When it comes to developing healthy habits, it can often feel overwhelming. However, living a healthy lifestyle can make your life much easier and enjoyable, especially during your golden years. Seniors who exercise spend 25 percent less time being injured than those who don’t, so it’s incredibly useful and important to exercise regularly. Here are

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Chiropractic Reduces Joint Inflammation

There are several different types of joints in the human body. Ball and socket joints, gliding joints, hinge joints and saddle joints all allow different types of movements. Every joint is designed slightly differently and we all endure different strains and impacts on our joints based on what types of movements and exercises we do.

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Optimize Your Thyroid Function

Dr. Heather Krebsbach is a naturopathic physician seeing patients at Inner Gate Acupuncture’s Halsey street location. She has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Portland Since 2006. She specializes in bio identical hormones and endocrine health. In this post she offers her insights on understanding and optimizing thyroid health. The thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped gland

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Year of the Pig

The year of the Earth Dog has past and we’ve begun the year of the Earth Pig.  The Pig is the last animal of the 12 year Chinese zodiac cycle.  Legend holds that the Yellow emperor held a race for all animals to determine their position in the yearly line up.  The Pig was the last to cross

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Quality Foods = Quality of Life

What Do Diets Have In Common? We are constantly inundated with the latest and greatest diets or food trends. All this information can make it difficult to know what we really should be eating. But if we strip away all the hype, we can see that the majority of diets have a couple similar themes;

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Back Pain, Disc Health, and Dehydration

How does dehydration affect low back pain? The discs in your spine are fibrous bundles with soft liquid centers. The discs are nearly 75% water. The outer ring is more fibrous and tough while the inner ring, also known as the nucleus pulposus, is mostly water. During a normal day, due to pressure, water is

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SUGAR, IT’S NOT GOOD FOR YOU!

Many of us have been searching for the best diet to help us achieve optimal health. Some of us have tried plant-based diets, while others have explored eliminating certain foods. Traditional diets from all around the world, some completely plant-based and others heavily animal-based, have all produced healthy populations. All of these diets have one

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Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder

WHAT IS FROZEN SHOULDER?  The shoulder is a highly mobile joint that has an exceptional range of motion.  Adhesive capsulitis, better known as frozen shoulder, is a condition in which the shoulder’s normal range of motion is greatly reduced. It is also associated with pain that can be dull, aching and constant, and also punctuated by

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7 ways to stay healthy this fall
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7 Ways To Stay Healthy This Fall

Here are 7 ideas to naturally reduce your risk of infection from colds and flus. Receive Acupuncture Treatments:Acupuncture is both calming to the nervous system and stimulating to the immune system. This allows the body to deeply rest and relax. Combining acupuncture points for relaxation with points known to improve immune function and promote white

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What is shoulder impingement?
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What is Shoulder Impingement?

Shoulder Impingement is when the tendons of the rotator cuff become overused and injured.  The subsequent pain and swelling reduce the shoulder mobility leading to shoulder impingement. The tendons of the rotator cuff slide between the clavicle and the humerus in the shoulder joint. When the tendons are inflamed or damaged this slide is no

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Jumper’s Knee

What is Jumper’s Knee Jumper’s knee is a condition medically know as patellar tendonitis.  It is an overuse injury that results in pain at the front of the knee just below the knee cap.  Repetitive strain from either running or jumping causes inflammation of the patella tendon. The patella tendon can also be damaged by

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Understanding Low Back Pain

Low back pain at the Iliac crest is a common condition.   As Sports Medicine Acupuncturists® we are well equipped to diagnose and treat this type of back pain. The iliac crest is the top of the ilium or “hip bone” in the low back.  It is the highest portion of the pelvis. It is

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Five Ways to Reduce Your Allergies

Acupuncture reduces allergies by calming and regulating the immune system and opening the respiratory tract.  Precisely placed needles dilate and expand the lungs allowing you to breath more fully and open up sinuses to resolve congestion and itching.  Acupuncture also calms the immune system making you less reactive to allergens in the air. Chinese Herbal

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Spring Time!

After the depth, introspection and hibernation of Winter, Spring is always a welcome sight. Although this year winter seems to have finally shown up in February.  Despite the beauty of the late snows many of us look forward to the longer days and warmer weather of Spring. THE WOOD ELEMENT In Chinese Medicine, the spring

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Aristolochic Acid

Over the last fifteen years a clear link has been observed between Aristolochic Acids (AA) and liver damage and cancer.  In the past, herbs containing these acids were regularly used in Chinese herbal medicine.  As early as 2002, while still students at The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, we learned about the mounting evidence and

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5 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

For many of us the holidays are a difficult time. Family expectations, uncomfortable political conversations, endless meal preparation, and mandated shopping all contribute to the overwhelming chaos. In the midst of the holiday fury, it’s important that we all find windows of time devoted to relaxation and “me time.”  Finding just 15 minutes a day

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Summer Watermelon Idea

Gazpacho and Mojitos! Watermelons are know as Xi Gua in Chinese.  In Chinese medicine they are eaten to protect against heat stroke and to maintain proper hydration and electrolyte balance during the hot summer months. Of course, watermelons can be enjoyed simply by slicing them into wedges and serving them chilled.  But there are many

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Five Exercises that Won’t Feel Like Work

You want to get fit, but going to a gym just isn’t your idea of fun, so you can’t find the motivation to actually workout. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps you need to change your idea of working out. If you find an activity that pushes your body out of it’s comfort zone and

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Great Prices on Fish Oils

Inner Gate Acupuncture carries Nordic Natural brand fish oils because of their great reputation, and third party testing.  The testing verifies purity, quality and establishes whether or not heavy metals are present. Inner Gate Acupuncture offers fish oils at prices lower than Whole Foods and New Seasons.  We carry the Pro line of products, which

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Ice May Slow Injury Recovery

New research rejects the use of ice in injury recovery protocols.  Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who coined the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) for injury care, reversed course and begun arguing that ice actually delays healing.  Dr. Mirkin is now advocating a much more limited role of ice in the recovery of injuries. After an

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Incorporate Alone Time into Your Health Journey

Whether you are single, in a relationship, a parent to a child or a four-legged companion, spending time alone touts several benefits, and can be incorporated into your fitness journey as you strive to get off the couch and get active. Perhaps you had a sedentary winter season, or maybe you just want to get

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6 Creative Ways to Get Fit

Getting fit is a commitment, but sometimes you just don’t have enough time to get to the gym. Fortunately, participating at the gym isn’t the only way to get fit! If you are pressed for time, or bored with your current routine, it’s time to shake it up! Exciting new ways to exercise are all

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Golden Milk Recipe

INGREDIENTS   This recipe makes 2 cups 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk or almond milk 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1-2 inch piece of turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced or crushed, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric 1/2-inch piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon honey (added after cooking) 1 tablespoon virgin coconut

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Golden Milk!!!

Despite hundreds of years of use in India, we at Inner Gate have only recently discovered golden milk and it’s wonderful health benefits.  Golden milk is simply made from the combination of coconut milk, coconut oil, ginger and turmeric.  Many recipes include honey and black pepper for enhanced flavor and better absorption of the turmeric.

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Managing Stress: It’s so Important!

Stress has profoundly detrimental effects on our bodies and our lives.  Many of us are under a greater amount of stress than we know.  Understanding the many effects that stress has on our bodies can help us more accurately assess how much stress we are under. Effects of Stress: Headaches Anxiety, panic attacks and depression

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Winter & The Water Element

In traditional Chinese thought the winter season is associated with the water element.  It is a time of reflection and introspection. Winter is a great time for us to think about the past years achievements and shortfalls and think of ways to improve ourselves in the coming year.   Many of us will sit and

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The Benefits of Eccentric Exercise

  What is Eccentric vs. Concentric Muscle Contraction? Concentric Contraction: Concentric contraction occurs when a muscle is activated and begins to shorten against a load.  The raising of a weight during a biceps curl is a concentric contraction. Eccentric Contraction: Eccentric contractions occur when the muscle is lengthening during contraction.  The lowering of the weight

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