13 February

Astrology & Relationships

Relationships. Without them, most of us feel that something vital and necessary is missing from our lives, and what we yearn for above all is a relationship with someone who makes us light up and come alive. However, as so many of us have discovered, this is easier said than done. Why? Why is this so difficult? After all, […]

11 February

2016: Year of the Fire Monkey!

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to attend the Chinese New Year celebration at the Taoist Studies Institute in Seattle. The evening began with a wonderful array of Chinese food including roasted duck and scrumptious stir-fried vegetables. This was followed by a presentation about the construction of the new hand carved mountain gate (this is […]

9 February

Acupuncture to Support Smoking Cessation

This week marks the start of the new year in the lunar Chinese calendar, which means we are officially in the spring season. Here in Portland it is sunny, windy, and (almost) warm, and the bulbs are starting to pop their heads up too. Spring is an excellent time to turn over a new leaf […]

1 February

Acute Care in Acupuncture: When to Come In and When to Stay Home

Have you ever had an acupuncture visit scheduled, then come down with a massive respiratory infection (or case of food poisoning, or major migraine, etc) and feel like cancelling the visit? You are not alone. Sometimes it is best to curl up in bed, metaphorically lick one’s wounds, and sleep. Sometimes one shouldn’t drive or […]

11 January

Insurance Benefit & Billing FAQ

Why did I receive a bill? If you are using health insurance, the only payment required at the time of your appointment may be a co-pay. You will receive an EOB (explanation of benefits) from your insurance company as well as an invoice from our office with your total balances. We do not determine how […]

5 January

Updates to All and One’s Billing Policy

Due to a recent audit of our billing practices we will be changing the way in which we collect Co-Pays, Co-Insurances & Deductibles. Common insurance billing practices & billing codes dictate the way in which we are required to bill health insurance companies. Because of this it is not uncommon for insurance billing rates to […]

21 December

Meditation Classes at All and One

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Did you know that All and One Acupuncture is offering free meditation classes? Several studies have recently demonstrated that regular meditation can reduce stress, increase awareness, and stimulate brain development. All and One Acupuncture is proud to bring a weekly meditation class to the clinic, taught by 40 year veteran meditation teacher Scott Hanley. The classes […]

14 December

Five Tools for Beating the Winter Blues

Every winter I work with a group of people who experience depression, low energy, and fatigue during the fall or winter months. I too have seasonal affective disorder every fall for a few weeks, but I see others struggle with much longer, more severe symptoms. Here are five steps to help feel better when the […]

12 December

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work and is one of the most common reasons to seek medical care, including acupuncture. […]

7 December

How to Stay Active in the Dreary Months

First of all, I must state that I think I have a different relationship with the cloudy, rainy weather than most people I know. Growing up in North Dakota, winter meant sub-zero temperatures, high winds, and snow drifts as tall as minivans. So when I experienced my first winter in Oregon, I was absolutely in […]