May 1, 2013
It has been some time since the last newsletter, and it has certainly been a busy year. RedWood TCM continues to grow. The practice is a happy part of the 5th Street Market family of businesses located in downtown Eugene. I continue to provide herbal formulas from Blue Poppy, and have expanded the prepared medicinals to also include The People’s Herbs and Evergreen Herbs. Experience shows that combining acupuncture treatments with effective Chinese medicinals improves outcomes for patients.
My running activities have been limited to the occasional recreational run. Miles have been replaced by academic rigor as I am currently part of the doctoral program (DAOM) at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), which is located in Portland. It is a challenging and wonderfully positive experience. With a graduation date of August, 2014, I am looking forward to the opportunity to make a larger and farther reaching contribution to the field of Traditional Chinese medicine, and to health care in our country.
A reminder that we are in the Willamette Valley’s allergy season – grass pollen is on the way. Using acupuncture and herbal formulas is a time tested way to avoid the activity limiting discomfort that effects many at this time of the year. If you are not sure that acupuncture can help you in this situation you can call and make an appointment to come in for a consultation.
The Running Ducks are into the outdoor season. And it looks like Oregon Track Club will have another banner year. Good luck to our world class Track and Field community.
Chinese Medicine is a complete health care system. I enjoy speaking to groups who have an interest in knowing more about the subject. I am available to share information on the subject, and on my approach to the practice of Chinese Medicine with church groups, substance recovery groups, and retirement community groups. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in hearing about this medicine.
Hammer Nutrition products and Kinesio Tape packets are available at the RedWood TCM office. Hammer Nutrition has been keeping runners and cyclists happy and healthy in their recreational and performance pursuits for many years. I have used their products in my training for marathons and found them second to none. Products like Tissue Rejuvenator have proved invaluable to patients suffering from arthritis and joint pain. As a certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner I recommend this product for rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal injuries. While hastening recovery it also protects against re-injury of the damaged joints and muscles.
Wishing you all Health and Happiness,