April 9, 2010
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Clear Your Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture

Spring is here, and with it warmer weather, beautiful flowers, and for many, allergies.  Acupuncture is known for effectively treating pain, but did you know it is also good for treating seasonal allergies?  Unlike prescription and over-the-counter medications, acupuncture and herbal medicine help the body return to a natural balance, clearing the underlying condition causing the allergies and improving overall health.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used for more than 3000 years and is a part of the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which also includes Tuina massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and Qigong, a form of meditative movement.  Modern research has proven what ancient practitioners already seemed to know: that TCM works by removing blockages of the body's healing energy and stimulating what is now known as the immune system.

What else can Acupuncture treat?

Katelyn Decker, L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M. is our resident acupuncturist now practicing at Zama Massage Clinic. Acupuncture is great for treating pain, allergies and many disorders including sports injuries, insomnia, infertility and digestive complaints.  Some of the other benefits include stress relief and relaxation, and a general feeling of well-being.

How does Acupuncture work?

When you come in for a treatment your acupuncturist Katelyn Decker will read your pulses, look at your tongue, and consult with you about your health.  She then will be able to form a diagnosis and treatment plan specifically for you to treat your symptoms as well as the root cause.  Sterile single-use needles about the width of a hair are inserted into the skin to encourage the free flow of the body's bio-electric energy.  Each point has very specific functions in balancing the body and restoring the recipient to a state of natural health.

Those who try acupuncture for the first time are usually quite surprised by how relatively painless the experience is, and many individuals may take a nap while they are resting on the comfortable treatment table.

Leaving the clinic, patients often feel relaxed and happy. Treatments are cumulative, and your body learns to respond to the acupuncture more over time. Other treatment techniques sometimes used are Chinese medicinal herbs, dietary suggestions, tuina massage, reflexology and cupping. Many conditions are resolved after four to six visits, but some take longer.

Plus, from now until May 9, 2010, book an appointment with Katelyn and receive $20 off your first visit! Please use code kdlac20 when booking your appointment.


Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa

2149 NE Broadway Street
PortlandOregon 97232
Off street parking in back (compact cars only).

Phone: 503.281.0278


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