Acupuncture Services in Bend, Oregon
Take control of your health and feel your best with Bend’s acupuncture experts.
Good health is no accident. It is something that must be desired, cultivated, and maintained. To feel our best and enjoy optimal health, it is essential to start from a place of balance. This means addressing disease before it takes hold, and being proactive in maintaining physical and emotional wellness. Regular treatments with an acupuncturist are the perfect way to achieve these goals.
The modalities or tools we use in our clinic include:
- Herbal medicine
- Gua Sha
- Diet and lifestyle recommendations
From adolescence to the childbearing years, through menopause and beyond, women have more complexity when it comes to areas such as reproduction and hormonal regulation (endocrine function). Women are often more “tuned in” to their bodies and are more likely to seek assistance when they sense that “something isn’t right.” And perhaps, women just might be more appreciative of a customized and personal approach to their healthcare.
Common areas of treatment include:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Hormone balancing
- Pregnancy and Postpartum
Learn more about how we can help you take control of your health and wellness.
Pain and injuries
There is no way to avoid accidents, injuries, or age-related decline. Eventually, we will all need help with our aches and pains. There is no better way to feel good fast and get back to what you love than utilizing the power of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Find out how acupuncture for pain and injuries can help you feel better.
Stress and emotions
Life is stressful, and it can be tough to keep an even temperament in the face of so many challenges. Our stress response and the emotional imbalances that can come with it are areas that we all have to address. At Green Willow Acupuncture, we offer a time-tested way to bring things back into balance. Learn more about how acupuncture can help restore balance in your life.
Chronic and complex conditions
Do you feel like you are on a roller coaster with your health where things are always changing for no apparent reason? Have you been suffering from many different symptoms for years? Have you seen many doctors and providers without much improvement in how you feel? If so, you likely suffer from a chronic and complex condition that requires an individual approach. We can help! Learn more about how we treat chronic and complex conditions with acupuncture here.
The ability to nourish ourselves with food is essential to all of the functions of our body. When digestion is impaired in any way, everything else can and often is affected. For this reason, we put healthy digestion at the top of our minds when working with our patients. Learn more about how we use digestion as a foundation in treating patients.
Allergy and respiratory
Central Oregon can be challenging from a respiratory health standpoint. The dry climate paired with many common environmental allergens causes many people to suffer from conditions such as asthma and allergies. Luckily, we have years of experience and success working with these conditions.
There are many important ways acupuncture and herbal medicine can benefit men’s health. They can play a role in the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, improve sleep, reduce stress, and eliminate pain. They can also help maximize fertility for those wanting to be fathers.
Many men seek treatment for injuries, to relieve muscle tightness & pain, or address musculo-skeletal imbalances. Acupuncture can help improve athletic performance for men of all levels of fitness.
Acupuncture is used to stimulate acupoints. An acupoint is a specific and discrete place on the skin’s surface that can be stimulated by various means to create change.
An easy way to understand how this works is to use the analogy of an electrical circuit that connects a light switch with the light. Imagine a dimmer switch used to make the light brighter or darker by regulating the amount of energy moving through the circuit. Acupoint stimulation is about regulating the flow of energy (Qi) across a circuit (a channel or meridian) using a switch (the place where stimulation occurs). Like a dimmer switch, we can stimulate an acupoint to increase or decrease the amount of energy in a given circuit. We achieve this in many different ways: with needles (acupuncture), finger pressure (acupressure), temperature, magnets, essential oils, and more.
The acupuncturist’s goal is to apply appropriate stimulus at the correct point to increase or decrease the Qi (energy) moving across a meridian (circuit) in the body to bring about a state of balance.
The Chinese herbal formulary has been developed and refined for thousands of years and has been used to treat all health conditions from which people suffer. Herbs play an essential role in unwinding the complex health conditions many people experience today. Herbal medicine provides a safe and effective complementary or alternative approach to conventional drug-based therapy.
We utilize both traditional and modern approaches when choosing herbal formulas for our patients. We work exclusively with herb suppliers that insist on the cultivation and processing of safe, effective, and sustainable herbs.
Cupping involves placing glass, silicone, or plastic cups on the body’s surface using suction. Cups are either left in place or moved over broader areas. Cupping is used to improve circulation to the area that cups are applied. The treatment can help reduce muscle tension and inflammation, promote cell repair, and reduce pain. It may also help in the regeneration of new connective tissue and blood vessels. Cupping has recently become a very popular treatment modality; physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists have all discovered what acupuncturists have known for thousands of years.
Gua Sha is a technique where a smooth and rounded-edged instrument is used to stroke and place pressure on the skin, creating redness that increases circulation, eases pain, and improves range of motion.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are heated on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi (energy) in the body and to release pathogenic influences. Moxa is traditionally made from the dried leafy material of mugwort (Artemesia Argyi or Artemesia Vulgaris).
Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations
Diet and lifestyle choices are critical factors in establishing and maintaining a strong foundation for vibrant health. The choices that we make in these areas directly and immediately impact our body’s ability to create balance. We strongly encourage every patient with recommendations and encouragement in these areas as needed during their treatment.
Acupuncture and the other modalities of oriental medicine have proven themselves over the past 2,000+ years to be safe and effective ways to treat the broad scope of health problems we face. At Green Willow Acupuncture, we utilize the power of these traditional modalities combined with a modern approach to help our patients achieve the results they seek. Whether you are interested in symptomatic pain relief from an injury, comprehensive healing from a chronic condition, or just want to feel and be your best, we can help.