Acupuncture and Allergies


It is that time of year again~ or did it never end? Allergy season is back for some and never left for others. Between mold and filbert pollens in the winter and spring flowers and trees blooming now, people are starting to get hit hard by allergies. Did you know Chinese Medicine can help reduce your allergic symptoms and help make you less susceptible to allergic attacks in the future? Whether your allergies hit you in the nose and face, or skin and chest, we’ve got natural solutions to help you recover and help to prevent allergies. Chinese herbs and acupuncture are great resources to help you enjoy Springtime and not dread it.


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Acupuncture and Motor Vehicles

Do you know you can send yourself to the acupuncturist after an auto accident? If you’ve been in an MVA you can self-refer to both Acupuncture and Chiropractic if you have a claim. Call to make an appointment, we’ll take care of the rest. If we think you also need massage with a licensed massage therapist, we can refer you to an LMT.

Acupuncture is effective in helping heal from whiplash, concussions, brain injuries, PTSD, and any other physical or psychological effects from auto accidents. Call as soon as you can to allow Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to start working for your whole body healing.

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Earth-Moon Acupuncture featured in Chemeketa ad!

Earth-Moon Acupuncture is proud to be part of a promotional campaign for Chemeketa Community Colleges promotion of its Small Business Management Class- part of their Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).

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More than Needles: 6 TCM Therapies You May Never Have Heard of

cuppingMost people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture needles.  You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad.  I put in a few needles.  You leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free.

Using acupuncture needles to heal is part of a broader medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  By observing body systems and the links between symptoms, TCM developed a medical philosophy about the flow of Qi, or life force.   When Qi is balanced, you feel healthy.   When it is disrupted, blocked or unbalanced, poor health is the result.

In acupuncture, needles are placed at specific points along the meridians to balance the Qi.

But did you know that needles are just one way to balance Qi?

TCM is a flexible system.  The principles can be applied in many ways and to many different therapies to achieve the same results.

In the following 2 part series, we will look at the many ways you can balance Qi.  This first part of the series describes the TCM therapies that require the help of a practitioner.

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Honest Answers to Your Top Acupuncture Questions

meridian-man-headA few weeks ago, I asked for your most pressing acupuncture questions.  I’ve compiled the most common questions and I noticed one distinct trend—there are a lot of questions about the needles.  Some of you must be nervous about getting needled!

If these acupuncture answers don’t put your fears to rest, call me for more information.  Acupuncture brings good health, relaxation and vitality.  I don’t want fear to stop you from getting treatment. continue reading »

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T-Shirts! More sizes coming soon!!!

Cupping Sucks... at Earth-Moon Acupuncture
Cupping Sucks… at Earth-Moon Acupuncture

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Our extra soft t-shirts are a pleasure to wear. Due to high demand, we are making more in extra large sizes for both men and women. Call or write to reserve yours today!

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Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Insurance coverage varies from state to state. In Oregon, most insurance companies offer a plan that does cover acupuncture. Medicare does not pay for acupuncture, but some insurance companies offer a supplemental plan that does. Medicaid offers acupuncture coverage only for certain conditions and you will need a doctor’s referral. We also offer affinity discounts for people who’s insurance does not cover acupuncture to help them with their time of service treatment costs.

Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Will my plan cover acupuncture?
  • How many visits per calendar year?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Do I have a co-pay?
  • Do I have a deductible?
  • If yes, has it been met?

We are In-Network with most insurance plans in Oregon. If you are in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) you do not need a referral to receive acupuncture, you can ‘self-refer’ and we will bill your auto insurance using your claim number. Workman’s Comp requires a doctor’s referral, as does The Oregon Health Plan (OHP). If you have questions about whether your insurance will cover acupuncture, we can help find out. Give us a call at 503-383-9796.

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