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A revered form of Japanese massage utilizing Meridians or energetic pathways throughout the body. This gentle form of massage is generally performed with clothing on and is especially suited for anyone who has a fear of needles, as similar results to acupuncture can be obtained. I often incorporate at least a small amount of Shiatsu into each individual treatment session as its benefits are profound.


Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a tempered glass cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a strong vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. Though cupping often leaves purplish marks that can last for days, it is quite painless and is even regularly used by professional athletes and Olympians such as Michael Phelps.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.


Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.


More than 2000 years ago it was spoken: "Let medicine be thy food, and food be thy medicine." — Hippocrates of Cos, Greece, 460-377 B.C

Now this is more true then ever. I will help you evaluate your diet and approach a lifestyle that is in harmony with the seasons, and that can also be very cost effective. Knowing what to eat and when is crucial to optimal health and I am happy to offer counseling in this area.


I may include the use of high quality essential oils to compliment your treatment (with your permission of course). These plant extracts can provide a remarkable addition to the treatments effects, whether it be for relaxation, invigoration or clarity.

Gua Sha

An ancient technique that similar to cupping, increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage to allow the body to process toxins and heal. This is achieved by "scraping" a small curved tool or "spoon" along the affected area. This modality is a staple for chiropractors and is becoming more commonly used by MD's as well.


A very gentle form of acupressure utilizing special, beautiful tools especially for children (and adults!). Learn more about it.


Wildwood Acupuncture
1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste 1F
Portland, OR 97239

Also Practicing at Dewar Chiropractic located at 332 NW 1st Ave.,           Canby, OR 97013