Jen practices Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Ayurveda at the Asula Wellness Centers below.
ASULA in Portland, OR
Mondays and Wednesdays
Many insurance plans are accepted. Call the office to schedule and learn about your benefits or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jen’s Services at Asula include:
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Dietary Advice, Herbs, Cupping, Gua Sha, Shiatsu, Qi Gong
Ayurvedic Medicine Health Consultations
Learn your Dosha
Chinese Medicine appointments include multiple approaches for a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to you.
Acupuncture - Acupuncture is used to stimulate specific points on the body by inserting very fine needles into those areas. This action stimulates the flow of pain-decreasing bio-chemicals, increases the immune response to the specific site in the body that is injured or vulnerable to disease, and tonifies the Qi to better support the body’s innate healing abilities.
Dietary Advice - In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is said the key to health lies in our understanding of food. Often when we focus on the basics of eating, it helps us to to discover the root of an issue, because healing does not occur with a bandaid approach. Dietary guidance from a Chinese Medicine perspective emphasizes on cooked foods over raw, often an omnivorous diet over a vegetarian one, food recommendations by season, your constitutional makeup and any health conditions you may have.
Cupping - Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. This approach is used to relieve pain and inflammation throughout the body as well as treat a variety of conditions such as common cold, allergies, blood disorders, rheumatic diseases, anxiety and depression, varicose veins, migraine and fertility and gynecological disorders.
Prescription of Chinese Herbs - Chinese Herbology draws from a variety of natural herbs, extracts and minerals to supplement the body with substances known to have particular healing effects. Instead of just one herb, patients are given a formula. Herbal formulas consist of 6-12 different plants customized for you. Your herb formula can be taken in a variety of ways either as a tea, a capsule, pill or tincture.
Gua Sha - In Gua sha, the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. This Chinese medical treatment is used to release unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulate blood flow and healing.
Shiatsu - Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork based on the theoretical framework of traditional Chinese medicine. The word Shiatsu is Japanese. “Shi-” refers to finger, and “-atsu” means pressure. The Japanese Ministry of Health defines shiatsu as “a form of manipulation by thumbs, fingers and palms without the use of instruments, mechanical or otherwise, to apply pressure to the human skin to correct internal malfunctions, promote and maintain health, and treat specific diseases. It has been widely practice around the world since the 1970s.
Thousand Hands Buddha Qi Gong - I often tell my patient’s that Qi Gong is the Yoga of Chinese Medicine. This particular method is inspired by the symbolical positioning of Buddha's fingers, referred to as "mudras" by Buddhists. It is an approach producing calmness and which inhibits the heart from "galloping away," thus leading to a state of silence and peace a little at a time. The focus is to remove suffering, fortify energy, calm the heart and helps the spirit attain wisdom. The method also helps fight stress and maintain the memory.
Ayurvedic Medicine appointments include multiple approaches for a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to you.
Ayurvedic health consultations - Ayurvedic consultations focus on your health concerns, imbalances, chronic medical conditions in addition to preventive health or diet/lifestyle management. Ayurveda is “The Science of Life,” a natural healing system that draws from ancient Vedic traditions to achieve and sustain emotional, mental and physical balance. Ayurveda focuses on holistic approach. It is safe, gentle and highly beneficial lifestyle program and can be taken as complementary regimen to western/conventional medicine. In this 90 minute discovery session we will determine a patient’s natural dosha, or constitution aka Ayurvedic Body Type, in order to determine specific wellness plan recommendations including nutritional plans, herbal treatments, marma and yoga. You will receive a Wellness Report and together we will discuss challenges and hurdles in meeting health goals and set out the steps achieve them.
Follow-up sessions are 60 minutes and in these meetings we will discuss nutritional goals, make supplement recommendations and also incorporate marma therapy, an energy healing of Ayurveda just as Acupuncture is to Chinese medicine. It has all the benefits of acupuncture but without needles. Based in Ayurveda, Marma points, similar to acupressure points, when gently pressed along the body improve the flow of energy to different organs and systems, promoting mental clarity, emotional balance, stress relief, improved sleep, and an overall feeling of well-being and vitality. Marma points are gently stimulated with hands on pressure, then a tuning fork is used to help ground the breath and increase circulation. Colored gemstones or essential oils may be placed along the body to clear the emotional body. Most people require between 2-6 follow up appointments, depending on their specific goals. Over the course of these sessions you will address your health goals in phases, ensuring you have a solid foundation for sustainable change.