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Clinic Newsletter: Big Announcements!

Clinic Newsletter: Big Announcements!

Dear Friends,

It’s an honor to be able to send you this message. Many of you know how much I love what I do and how much I enjoy practicing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in McMinnville. Over the last several years I’ve given more than fifteen thousand acupuncture treatments and been privileged to meet so many wonderful people and help them find their best state of health.

I’ve got a great announcement to share with you: our office is growing. I have heard the common request for easier access to appointments with me and so have taken the big steps to hire an assistant who can help with the flow of traffic through the office (many of you have met Sofie already), an office manager who has acupuncture experience and opened up a new treatment room. And very soon, we will have some new services to offer:

In-House Foot Soaks

One of the key tools I use with many patients are the Tibetan Foot Soaks that I’ve been able to acquire with help from my friends in China. This is not what you may have heard of as an “ionic foot bath” — the water that changes color with or without feet and may or may not be doing anything useful. Tibetan Foot Soaks are a powerful transdermal botanical infusion — a special blend of 8 herbs that improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, regulate digestive function and stop pain. It has become a key tool in my kit to help my patients with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain, Lyme Disease & Chronic Fatigue, Neuropathy and many other conditions. We are now going to be able to offer the foot soaking service in the office to make it much more convenient for patients. You can learn more about the soaks by listening to these great podcasts by my friends Andrew and Xuelan, who bring these to the US:

Starting in Mid-August, you’ll be able to come in for a foot soak before your acupuncture, sip some of our Xiao Yao tea, and upgrade your health in comfort. And if acupuncture isn’t your thing, you can always come in for a soak and sip. The foot soaks and Xiao Yao tea are two of the products we feature that utilize “Imperial Grade” herbs. This is literally the highest quality botanical medicine on the planet.


So many of you have heard me recommend Yoga as a complement to acupuncture to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain, but the availability of great instruction for beginners and convenient locations in McMinnville has always been limited. And while I’m a decent enough human being, the person everyone really loves in this office is my wife Jocela Mae, but she’s been on maternity leave for the last 3 years and we all miss her presence in the office dearly.

We’re about to tackle both of these conundrums at once: Jocela is returning to the office to teach Yoga! Starting in August she will be offering private lessons, small group and public Yoga classes in our new movement space. Her warm and joyful presence and skilled personal instruction will help you stay pain-free and strong and have fun in the process of learning.

Our Yoga and Movement space will be adjoining the new foot soak room, so you’ll be able to have an “extended savasana” afterwards if you’d like by enjoying a foot soak after your class.

We’ll keep you updated on the construction process and let you know as soon as we have a date set for our open house, where you’ll be able to sample both of these services and see the new space.

In the meantime, access to appointments with me has never been easier; if you’ve been waiting to get in, now is a great time to call (503) 437-3391 to schedule.