All and One
August, 27th 2015
August, 26th 2015
Pediatric acupuncture is a gentle, safe, and effective treatment for children of all ages. Exposing children to acupuncture can encourage and support healthy behaviors from a young age—healthy behaviors that can last through adulthood. Young people often don’t have much control when it comes to their medical care. But an acupuncture appointment is different. I collaborate with the child so that they play an active role in the treatment, and they leave feeling positive and empowered in their health.
I use exceptionally gentle techniques with kids—I have never made anyone cry!—and I have lots of tools for helping kids overcome their fear of needles. I can proudly and confidently claim that every child I have worked with has enjoyed the experience of getting acupuncture. And children tend to respond with acupuncture much faster than grownups; I have always thought this is because children are more flexible, whereas adults tend to be stuck in our ways.Read more
August, 25th 2015
You worked so hard to have the baby. Now your bundle of joy is finally here and you realize that the real work has just begun! As a recent mother, I understand the challenges of the immediate postpartum period, and I am happy to say that acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine can be of great assistance in restoring your health and vitality while supporting the hard work of caring for a newborn infant.Read more
August, 13th 2015
Do you work hard to take care of your body only to find that you don’t quite have the energy you’d like? Despite all your efforts to stay in great physical condition, do you find that you suffer from any of the following?
- Sore low back, knees or joints
- Erectile dysfunction or low libido
- Prostate or urinary issues
- Premature graying or balding
- High stress levels
- Low energy
- Variable appetite
- Digestive issues
August, 6th 2015
Sitting is something that all of us do every day. Students, professions, and even vocations that require a lot of standing and movement sit for many hours every week. As a Rolfer I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and have had the opportunity to work with numerous clients suffering from chronic pain related to sitting at a desk. For this month’s blog, I’ve decided to offer some thoughts on this subject as well as some tips for dealing with the demands of the modern workplace.Read more
June, 23rd 2015
Boynn McIntire, LAc
My favorite spot in Oregon is the small residential community of Cape Meares to the north of the lighthouse (link: http://www.capemeareslighthouse.org/). Cape Meares is a short drive west of Tillamook, below the vertiginous cliffs of the southern aspect of the cape. The community is off the beaten track—one does not casually pass through it–and has no commerce presence, so you need to bring your own supplies or go into Tillamook for sundries. Cell service is spotty at best. And while the crescent shaped narrow beach can be impassable at high tide, at lower tides I can skirt the driftwood and seaweed for hours with my dog and maybe encounter a lone surfer or a few other beachcombers in the distance. In fact, there isn’t much to do here except walk, watch the surf, play games, cook food, sleep and spend time with loved ones; that is precisely why Cape Meares is a regular retreat for my family.Read more
June, 18th 2015
When traveling, do you find yourself with a pounding headache or a super stiff neck? Perhaps some annoying sinus pressure during flights and excessive ear popping? Most of us have heard of pressure point bracelets for stimulating the anti-nausea point on the wrist, but acupressure can also help with aches and pains associated with travel. This routine was developed when I was en route to Thailand on a particularly cramped flight, but it can apply equally well on long car rides or at conferences.
May, 26th 2015
We are obsessed with skin care at All and One. From providing facial rejuvenation acupuncture by the oh-so-talented Boynn McIntire, LAc, and Xander Kahn, LAc specializing in Acupuncture in Dermatological cases to giving you our personal recommendations for fellow skin care and health practitioners and tips and tools! We’ve compiled a short list of our favorite tools and products we use at the clinic and in our home.Read more
May, 20th 2015
Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can be traumatic. They affect how we feel physically, commonly causing itching or pain, they can impact how others perceive us and how we decide to dress, and they can make us feel downright ashamed of ourselves. While western biomedicine doesn’t have many treatment options for these diseases, Chinese medicine and acupuncture can offer significant relief in many cases.Read more
May, 19th 2015
“Acne; a chronic inflammatory skin disorder of the sebaceous glands characterized by comedones and blemishes and is a hereditary trait which is also triggered by hormonal changes.”
What does that mean? You may have inherited acne, and adult hormones kick-start the onset. A rough start to being a grown-up! What now? All acne is composed of three factors including dead skin, bacteria and sebum (oil). Managing these factors is key to minimizing break-outs.
There are three types of acne; inflammatory (papules and pustules), non-inflammatory (comedones, commonly known as blackheads and whiteheads), and cystic or nodular acne. Severity ranges from Grade I minor acne, to Grade IV, the most severe cystic acne including papules, pustules, comedones and inflammation.Read more