Traditional Medicine to Treat Modern Families

The first question that most people ask when they find out that I am an acupuncturist, is “Can acupuncture help with ______?” and they list their most pressing health problem.  Most likely, if you’re reading this, you’re like them.  You have a nagging health issue that you would like to go away.  Well, thankfully, in most cases, acupuncture can help.  

Acupuncture has been effectively utilized to treat illness for over 3000 years.  Although we don’t know exactly how it works, research conducted indicates that the needles create stimuli which initiate a cascade of biochemical reactions in the body. It is through these biochemical changes that the body begins to heal and pain can be lessened or alleviated.  And one of the beautiful things about acupuncture is that, unlike modern pharmaceuticals which are used all too often as the first line of defense when treating most illnesses, with acupuncture, there are very few potential side effects or risks, and the benefits can be life changing.

Call today to schedule an appointment.  You’ll be glad you did.

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How it Works

Acupuncture involves the placement of very fine needles at precise points on the body.  When the points that you need are stimulated, your body responds by sending signals to the brain that, in effect, message the body’s various systems to respond. All the systems of the body, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the immune system, and the endocrine system, are affected during acupuncture treatment, bringing about a decrease in pain, relief of symptoms, and sometimes a resolution of the illness.

After treatment, my clients report feeling calmer and less anxious. In fact, one of the greatest gains I see for most of my patients is a sense of calm.  And any doctor will tell you that you will heal faster when you are less stressed.

Is it Painful?

Acupuncture rarely ‘hurts’. What most people experience is a slight pinching sensation when the needle is inserted and then a brief dull ache around the base of the inserted needle. The experience of having acupuncture is in no way like getting an injection or poking yourself with a pin.  In fact, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation and report that they feel relaxed and calm while getting a treatment.  Some even prefer it to massage because it’s that comfortable.

Your First Visit

I am currently accepting new patients.  You can either call or use the form on the right to contact me.  Your first visit will be a two hour appointment.  We will spend the first hour reviewing your current health concerns as well as your health history; and the second hour will be spent on the exam and treatment.  Follow-ups are generally about an hour.

My hours are:
Mondays: 10:30 – 8:30
Tuesdays:  8:30 – 5:00
Wednesdays: 10:30 – 8:30
Thursdays: 8:30 – 5:00
Fridays: 8:30 – 5:00

Address:
845 NW Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330
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Christi Raunig, LAc

Your Acupuncturist

I am a board certified acupuncturist–licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and Nationally Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.  My training is in both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I received my foundational training at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture in Louisville, Colorado and completed my studies at Wu Hsing Tao School in Seattle.

Along with performing acupuncture, I believe it’s important to help my patients to navigate the complex world of healthcare. I continually research health issues pertinent to my current patients, and will help educate you on the latest research findings on diet, exercise, and healthy living. As part of an extensive health care community, I also often recommend other practitioners who are well regarded in their field, because I believe that together we can help you recover more effectively and faster than one person alone.

There’s nothing greater than a happy patient, optimistic and unburdened by the weight of their illness and suffering. As an acupuncturist, I will strive to help you to reach your fullest potential–to strengthen your body, calm your mind, and enable you to enjoy life again.   I will do my best to help you.

Close to OSU

On the corner of 9th and Monroe, right next to Monroe Dental. Free parking and an easy walk to campus or downtown.

Scientifically Proven Methods

The World Health Organization and The National Institute of Health both report that acupuncture is an effective treatment for many illnesses. Many of it’s benefits have been proven through controlled scientific studies and experimental trials.

Hassle Free Billing

Preferred Provider for Providence, PacificSource, LifeWise, and BlueCross. We direct bill all insurance companies so you don’t have to do the paperwork.