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Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Formerly Yin Yang Acupuncture

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ABOUT US

Proactive Healthcare Wellness Center

Welcome to our Portland Wellness Clinic. We are a dedicated team of licensed healthcare professionals, namely Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Our approach is to treat your whole body, addressing underlying causes of disease before they have a chance to manifest. If you suffer from acute/chronic pain conditions, sports injuries, insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestion issues, allergies, asthma or have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or in a workplace injury, please call our office today at 503-272-6646. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treat the root of a condition, not just the symptoms.

OUR STORY

I was living in Eugene in the early 2000’s and was working at an Herbal Extract Manufacturer where we occasionally made Chinese Herbal products into liquid extracts. In consultation with one of the vendors, I became aware of a China born father/son team who specialized in only the herbal portion of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I subsequently booked a consultation (for my long standing Asthma since childhood) that included tongue and pulse diagnosis and three herbal tea pill formulas a week. After a few months of taking these herbs daily I was able to ween myself off of the 3 corticosteroid inhalers I was taking daily. I was hooked! From being very sickly as a child and taking numerous Western medications with a host of side effects I finally felt healthy again, which had been a long time in coming.

I began doing research for Chinese Herbal Medicine schools and OCOM in Portland, consistently ranked #1 across the country for years. I was excited and ready to begin another journey, although “Big” city life has never been “my thing”. I grew up in very rural PA and enjoyed quiet nights and a slower lifestyle. I enrolled at LLC, the community college in Eugene, to take prerequisites and little did I know that the prerequisite process took 1 1/2 years, much longer than I had anticipated.

I’m often asked by patients why do herbs taste so horrible or why does a certain point hurt? The short answer is that herbs are a medicine so the benefit is less about taste and more about how it performs within your body. Sensitivity to certain Acupuncture points on the body is often times (but not always) a direct correlation to your body’s ability to communicate (to a skilled practitioner) by expressing a need for that point according to your particular condition. In simpler terms, a sensitive point often means your body has an excess/deficiency on that channel and needs addressing.

I enjoy talking about the medicine and will simplify it for you and want you to always feel comfortable enough to ask questions if you don’t understand something. I have unbounded optimism for your health concerns and have a wealth of personal/professional experience to rely on to help you achieve your goals. We may talk about lifestyle choices, diet/nutrition, exercise, nature time and may even use talk therapy if that seems beneficial for you. We will go over your Treatment Plan at the end of your Initial Treatment and plot a course of best action addressing all of your health concerns. I impart humor and friendliness into my treatments to keep it fun for both of us. Medicine doesn’t have to be dull, boring and stiff. I encourage you to book a treatment today so my team and I can show you the incredible healing power of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

In Good Health,

``Kaz``, Dennis Kasunic M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac.

Owner, Clinic Director

WELLNESS SERVICES

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture promotes natural healing and also enhances recuperative power and immunity. It also supports physical and emotional health and improves overall function and well-being. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as part of an integrative health plan.

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Cupping

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and relax the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and many more.

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Herbs

Chinese herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang. Custom formulations are highly effective when taken as prescribed and cause little to no side effects.

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Asian Body Work

Tuina, which means “pinch and pull,” is therapeutic massage that is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony. Shiatsu means “finger pressure,” which includes massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms, assisted stretching and joint mobilization.

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Microneedling

Microneedling is a very simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique. It was initially introduced for skin rejuvenation, however, now it is being used for a very wide range of indications including facial lines/wrinkles, acne scars, acne, post-traumatic/burn scar, alopecia, surgical scars, hyper pigmentation, drug delivery, hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and many more.

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Esthetics

Esthetics is the art of preserving the integrity of our body’s largest organ, the skin. Through special techniques and manipulations we can heal inflammation, even our skin and treat various conditions affecting the overall look and feel of the complexion. The world of esthetics today deploys an expertise in treating and beautifying through various techniques including facials, superficial peels, hair removal and lash enhancements and more.

CONDITIONS TREATED

Most people are familiar with Acupuncture’s effectiveness for treating musculo-skeletal problems and related pain. But many are unaware that Chinese Medicine is effective in the treatment of acute illnesses such as conjunctivitis, hepatitis, and chronic illnesses such as asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. It also has a balancing effect on the hormonal system which makes it an excellent treatment for PMS, menopausal symptoms, irregular menstruation and infertility. There are many conditions successfully treated by Chinese Medicine, here are some of the main examples:

Musculo-skeletal

  • Chronic/Acute Pain

  • Auto/Work Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Pre/Post Surgery

  • Wellness/Maintenance

Emotional Issues

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Depression

  • OCD tendencies

  • Fears

  • Sleep Disorders

Microneedling

  • Wrinkles (skin laxity)

  • Acne Scars

  • Sun damage

  • Uneven complexion

  • Enlarged pores

Respiratory

  • Asthma/Allergies

  • Flu/Common Cold

  • Sore Throat

  • Acute Bronchitis

  • Sinusitis

Neurological

  • Migraines

  • Bells Palsy

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Carpal Tunnel, etc

  • Spinal Injury

Gastro-Intestinal

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Gastritis/Colitis

  • Bladder infections

  • Ulcers (Duodenal/Gastric)

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PHASES of CARE

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PHASE 1: RELIEF CARE

Our first objective is to help our patients get out of pain, reduce symptoms and start feeling better. Depending on the severity of the condition, Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine is recommended 1-2 times per week for 4-12 weeks. Chinese Herbal Medicine/nutritional supplements is a very important part of what we do and we strongly encourage patients to take these nutriceuticals.

Our goal is to decrease symptoms and improve function by 50% in 2-4 weeks.

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PHASE 2: CORRECTIVE CARE

Muscles and other tissues are allowed to fully repair, which helps prevent further injury or pain. Other non-muscular related issues also need time to heal with the continued use of Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture. The goal of this phase is to help restore optimal function.

Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine care is recommended 4-8 times per month for 6-12 months, depending on overall health and severity of problem.

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PHASE 3: WELLNESS CARE

Once the body has fully healed and is no longer experiencing pain, it is important to have periodic treatments to avoid re-injury and maintain optimal health. Non-muscular related systems need time to heal and reset. Depending on your particular health concerns this may take longer than anticipated and will require additional re-evaluations.

Usually, this phase of Chinese Medicine only requires a routine visit 1-4 times per month, based on lifestyle and goals.

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OUR TEAM

Wellness Center Owner, Acupuncturist
Licensed Acupuncturist
Licensed Esthetician

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