About Us

Our Philosophy of 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 and 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 nutraceuticals.

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


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.


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.

Chinese Medicine Changed Everything

Dennis ‘Kaz’ Kasunic

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.


Chinese Medicine

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 LCC, 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.

Herbal Medicine

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.

Focused on You

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.