Your Health Matters
Today, your health matters more than ever. It affects your performance at work, your relationships with your loved ones, and your day to day happiness. That’s why I work diligently to help each of my patients address whatever concerns they have that are keeping them from living optimally.
Whether your issue is musculoskeletal pain, headaches, hormonal issues, or digestive complaints, I’m interested in trying to help you.
When we first meet, we’ll spend an hour going through the issues that are bringing you in, looking at your overall health picture, and reviewing your health history. I’ll offer guidance on diet, exercise, and supplement use, and I’ll share with you any pertinent research that I may have come across that relates to your issue. After all of that, you’ll receive an acupuncture treatment.
Your First Visit
I am currently accepting new patients and would be happy to work with you. For the first visit, we will need about two hours together. We will spend the first hour reviewing your current issues and looking over your health history. The second hour will be spent on the exam and treatment. Follow-ups are generally about an hour.
To schedule an appointment, you may use my online scheduling tool to book your own appointment by clicking on the button below; you can call me at (541) 754-1717, or you may use the contact form below to send me a message. Please note that the office phone number is a landline, so it does not accept texts.
My hours are:
Mondays: 8:30 – 5:30
Tuesdays: 8:30 – 5:30
Wednesdays: 8:30 – 5:30
Thursdays: 8:30 – 5:30
Fridays: 8:30 – 5:30
I am not open weekends at this time, but check back in late fall as I often open up some weekend appointments during the colder months.
845 NW Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97333
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How does Acupuncture Work?
There are various theories about how acupuncture works. The ancient theory is that there are energetic pathways running up and down the body and a type of energy, commonly referred to as Qi, runs through these pathways. I can affect the flow of Qi by stimulating points along those pathways.
A more modern theory is that when acupuncture points are stimulated, signals are sent to the brain initiating a cascade of biochemical reactions all over the body. It is through those biochemical changes that the body makes changes.
Regardless of the theory, acupuncture has been being used to successfully treat many health issues for over 3000 years, and it is one of the safest forms of healthcare. We may not know for sure how it works, but my patients will tell you that it’s effective with very few side effects.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
The experience of having acupuncture is nothing at all like getting an injection or pricking yourself with a pin. Probably half of my patients fall asleep during treatment, which I think attests to how comfortable it is.
What most people feel is a slight pinch when the needle is inserted. Sometimes there will be the sensation of a dull ache at the acupuncture point. Occasionally, there will be a stronger sensation but it is usually very brief — lasting only a second. The most common comment afterward is “Wow, I feel really relaxed.”
I am a board certified acupuncturist licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and Nationally Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. I have been in practice for over 10 years.
I utilize a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element Theory and Practice. What are those? They are different styles of acupuncture. There are many different styles of acupuncture actually; so if you have tried acupuncture in the past and were not satisfied, it is worth trying a different practitioner. Also, some practitioners use a more aggressive style of needling that can be quite uncomfortable. My style is rarely painful.
Why choose me? In addition to providing acupuncture, I strongly believe in educating my clients on the most current research on diet, exercise, and living healthily. I go beyond providing acupuncture and strive to help my patients navigate the complex world of healthcare. Also, as part of an extensive health care community, I will 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 any one of us can alone.