Acupuncture in Portland OR

Gentle, effective healing & pain management

Through the application of hair-thin, sterile, single-use needles, acupuncture affects change in the body. General and immediate benefits include relaxation, pain relief, and improvements in circulation, sleep, and digestion.

Acupuncture in Portland OR

For the best outcomes and patient-centered care, I practice a non-dogmatic blend of classical, traditional, and contemporary acupuncture techniques.

Traditional Chinese medicine

Classical Chinese medicine

Ear acupuncture

Scalp acupuncture

Facial acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine

Classical Chinese medicine

Ear acupuncture

Scalp acupuncture

Facial acupuncture

Electroacupuncture

Orthopedic/sports medicine acupuncture

Trigger point acupuncture/dry needling

Five element acupuncture

Your acupuncture treatment may include several of these techniques, as well as cupping, gua sha, hands-on bodywork, heat therapy, herbal therapy, and lifestyle recommendations.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are effective in treating a vast range of conditions. If you don’t see your specific concern listed here, please schedule a free consultation.

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Acupuncture blogs and articles, by Betsy Gordon Acupuncturist

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Acupuncture and Holistic TCM Dermatology: Itch (pruritis)
Itch (pruritis) is a common manifestation of eczema (atopic dermatitis), hives (urticaria), acne, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, fungal infection (tinea), lichen planus, and other skin conditions. A systematic review and meta-analysis (1) concluded acupuncture successfully reduces the intensity of itch. Researchers have identified potential explanations for this positive effect: The kappa opioid receptor is active throughout...
Holistic TCM Dermatology
Acupuncture and Holistic TCM Dermatology: Lichen Sclerosus
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) dermatology provide a wealth of resources for relief and complete healing of lichen sclerosus, especially in its early stages. How do I know if I have lichen sclerosus? Lichen sclerosus is an autoinflammatory condition which most often affects skin in the anogenital area. The cause is not well understood...
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Could you use a late summer posture check?
Beyond neck and shoulder tension, prolonged poor posture can contribute to sciatica, dizziness/vertigo, TMJD, carpal tunnel, headaches, and even digestive changes. I treat a lot of neck pain and downstream musculoskeletal complaints! Acupuncture is wonderfully effective in these cases, but when our working posture consistently triggers pain or numbness, it may be time to consider...
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How does acupuncture relieve allergy symptoms?
Preliminary studies (1, 2, 3) and two randomized controlled trials (1, 2) have found acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis. How does it work? Interleukin-1 receptor-α (IL1R1) is an encoded protein our body produces during an inflammatory immune response. Newer biologic medications target this receptor in the treatment of inflammatory,...
Can acupuncture treat systemic inflammation? | Portland Acupuncture
Harvard study finds acupuncture quiets cytokine storm in mice
Exciting new research! We've seen how acupuncture can reduce inflammation in chronic asthma, pain conditions, Parkinson’s disease, and more. Now, a team of neuroscientists have used acupuncture to calm acute systemic inflammation in mice. Cytokine storm is associated with an array of diseases and many of you will recognize this term from your own recent...
How does acupuncture work? | Acupuncture in Portland, OR
How does acupuncture work?
Two of the most common questions I hear: how does acupuncture work, and what can it help with? Acupuncture releases blockages and restores harmonious flow. Traditional Chinese medical theory helps us understand how acupuncture points, herbal therapy, and movement medicine can address specific disease processes even before they manifest. When our bodily systems and organs...

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My acupuncture clinic is centrally located on NE Broadway Street in Northeast Portland, easily reachable from North, SW, and SE Portland. You’ll find easy neighborhood parking.