Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine used to promote health and balance within the body. There are 12 meridians, or channels, each corresponding to a different organ. They run along the length of the body from the fingertips all the way up to the head and down to the toes. Along the meridians are specific acupuncture points that each have certain actions and indications when they are used. Single use, sterile needles are placed on these points depending on what is being addressed during treatment and what your body needs.
Chinese Medicine believes that disease and illness arise from blockages in the meridians. Needling these points helps to open up the channels and any blockages there may be. This allows the Qi, or energy, to flow freely through the body.
What can it help with?
- musculoskeletal pain and injuries
- back pain
- digestive issues
- women’s health
- reproductive health
- sleep issues
- anxiety and depression
- stress and mental emotional wellness
Meet our acupuncturist, Natasha. Growing up a dancer, Natasha was always intrigued with the human body and how it works. She pursued her interest in alternative, holistic, and natural remedies for health and illness by getting her masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Prior to that, she earned a BS in Kinesiology Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire.
Bridging her knowledge of Western medicine with Chinese medicine, Natasha treats the body as a whole. As an Acupuncturist and Herbalist, she treats each person individually by focusing on the patient’s constitution to address the root of the problem. Her passion for treating women’s health specifically is fueled by her desire to help empower women of all ages with information on their reproductive cycle and health.
When not practicing acupuncture, you’ll find Natasha biking to dance classes around the city, indulging in foodie adventures, and catching live music!
Natasha accepts the following insurance:
Ash (Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Providence)
United Health Care
Pacific Source (RBH)
Natasha is now accepting new patients! Call today to schedule an appointment or schedule online here.