What is Acupuncture?
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Acupuncture is an ancient technique that promotes your body’s natural healing process through the …
Achilles’ Tendon Pain
Achilles Tendon Pain? Acupuncture helps the recovery time of a damaged achilles tendon by reducing inflammation, reinforcing connective tissues and more.
3 Ways Chinese Medicine Helps Endometriosis
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Endometriosis is a women’s health condition where uterine cells grow outside of the uterus, commonly …
Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!
Last Updated on November 9, 2021 In the uncertain era of a pandemic, conflicting news and political unrest it’s important …
Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness
Last Updated on November 8, 2021 Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power …
Probiotics and Fish Oils During Pregnancy Linked to Healthier Children
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How to Heavy Metal Detox Naturally & Safely
Last Updated on September 27, 2022 Worldwide, arsenic and other heavy metals have a significant impact on human health as …
Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?
Last Updated on November 18, 2022 Ligaments are strong connective tissue bands that connect bones to bones. They are similar …
Herbal Medicine & Infections
Talk with your acupuncturist if you feel you are coming down with something and want to employ the herbal approach first. Inner Gate Acupuncture can help.
Ice May Slow Injury Recovery
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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
Incorporate Alone Time into Your Health Journey
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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
6 Creative Ways to Get Fit
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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
Golden Milk Recipe
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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
Managing Stress: It’s so Important!
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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:
Winter & The Water Element
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 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.
Herbal Remedies for Abdominal Pain
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Abdominal pain, bloating gas and heartburn are conditions that affect many of us. In fact, according to a Merck corporation survey, 7% of us suffer from abdominal pain on a daily basis! Abdominal pain is caused by many complicated issues that require careful diagnosis and treatment for lasting relief.
Should We Supplement Vitamin D?
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Vitamin D is naturally produced in our skin when we are exposed to sunlight. In the Pacific Northwest it is easy for us to become deficient in vitamin D during the winter months. For many of us it is crucial that we supplement vitamin D during this time. Symptoms
Muscle Scraping Therapy (Gua Sha): What It Is & Does
Many athletes and sports trainers are using forms of scraping therapy or Gua Sha to speed recovery times, reduce pain and improve performance. Find out more…
Back to School Immune Support
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Back to school means it time to boost everyone’s immune system. As cooler weather encroaches we are all forced to spend more time indoors with other people, often with closed windows and poorly circulated air. These are conditions that expose us to more bacteria and viruses than any of
The Metal Element & Autumn
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 In autumn many plants die back to the earth sending their energy into their roots. In traditional Chinese thought, autumn is associated with the metal element, the color white and the lung organ. The process of turning inward and returning to our roots is important after the bursting energy
Late Summer & The Earth Element in Chinese Medicine
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 In traditional Chinese medicine each season is represented by a different element. The Chinese divide summer into two distinct phases. Early summer is associated with the fire element and late summer with the earth element.The earth element is associated with the digestive system, the flavor sweet and the color
Cupping in the Olympics!
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Michael phelps broke the 2168 year old record of Leonidas of Rhodes to become the most decorated olympian of all time. As he glided through the water and onto the podium the dark cupping spots on his shoulders caused quite a ripple. Now all the press and public are
Plantar Fasciitis Sucks!
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Plantar fasciitis is a common complaint characterized by pain in the heel and the bottom surface of the foot. The pain is typically worse in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include: Foot Over-Pronation Flat feet High arches Obesity Achilles Tendon Tension Poor Footwear
Named Best Acupuncture in Portland
Where is the Best Acupuncture in Portland? Inner Gate Aupuncture was named the best acupuncture clinic in Portland. So I would try them out.
Posture Secrets From a Chiropractor
Last Updated on December 3, 2021 Poor posture contributes to many of the chronic pains we experience on a daily basis. Imbalance in the muscles of our necks and shoulders leads directly to headaches, stiff necks, and numbness and tingling in the fingers. In the above image, the woman is shown first with an exaggeration
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Early morning sunlight in our bedrooms beckons many of us out the door and sends us running through our neighborhoods. Some of us strive for 5 miles a week, others are logging longer distances in a quest to complete our 1st, 2nd of 15th marathon. Some of us are
5 Things To Do After An Auto Accident
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 1. Record All The Details Of The Accident: Make sure to gather all the names, phone numbers and license numbers of the people involved.You should always get insurance information from the other driver.DON’T allow witnesses to leave without getting their contact information. Witnesses are important if there is a
Acupuncture for TMJ: How It Helps Jaw Pain
With accurate diagnosis, through palpation & understanding of local trigger points, Inner Gate Acupuncturists can determine the cause of your pain.
Allergies & Hay Fever
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Spring time in Oregon is a lovely season. Along with the red flowering currants, tulips and lilacs come the alders, willows, and ragweeds. Many of the diverse plant species in Oregon release significant amounts of pollen. Sadly, this pollen find it’s way into our eyes, noses and throats. Although
Benefits of Fish & Algae Oils
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Fish and algae oils are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids, know as DHA and EPA, are precursors of eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are signaling molecules know for their ability to activate anti-inflammatory pathways in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in fish that eat micro-algae. The algae naturally
Cilantro Pesto For Detoxification
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Cilantro Pesto Recipe Heavy Metal Detox It is important to use organic ingredients and to wash them well. This will avoid contamination with pesticides and herbicides. Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic1/3 cup Brazil nuts or macadamia nuts1/3 cup sunflower seeds1/3 cup pumpkin seeds1 cup fresh cilantro leaves1 cup parsley2/3 cup
Organic Foods VS. Conventional Foods
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 For many years consumers have demanded and paid a premium for organic foods. Many believed that the food was somehow healthier than food produced with fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals. Others paid for the premium because it meant fewer pesticides and herbicides on their food and in the environment. The
Coffee: To Do or Not To Do?
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 We drink a lot of coffee. In fact in the United States it is estimated that we drink around 400 Million cups of coffee per day! There is a lot of conflicting information about whether or not drinking coffee is good or bad for us. Researchers are striving to
Acupuncture and Jaw Pain
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 The masseter and the pterygoids are the two main muscles that affect the jaw. Both of these muscles are involved in the opening and closing of the jaw. They provide the strength for chewing. Trigger points in these muscles cause much of the jaw pain that people experience. Trigger
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Disease
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 Heartburn medications, known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. These medications, which are common over-the-counter medications, include Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. These medications have already been linked to increases in bone fractures, and pneumonia. Researchers, who followed a group of 10,000
San Diego Zoo Uses Acupuncture
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 At the San Diego zoo a variety of the animals receive acupuncture. As zoos have improved facilities and care of animals. Animal life spans have increased and so have the chronic pain issues like arthritis that affect aging populations. In an effort to effectively reduce pain in a non-invasive way
Warming Winter Congee Recipe
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 As the cold and dark of winter settles in it’s important that we eat rich and warming foods. These foods are easy to digest , warm us from within and are good for our immune systems. Congee is a simple rice porridge found throughout Asia that fits the bill.