OH. MY. GOODNESS. You guys!
I just got done treating a young Great Horned owl! She has an injured wing, so we're trying to help her heal and regain full flight so that she can be released into the wild. HOW COOL IS THAT?!
I am so blessed to be able to work with the folks at Perch and Wings Over Wine to help these amazing creatures either return to the wild, or, if they can't be released due to their injuries, at least be the healthiest they can be.
The birds that can't be released often become education birds - travelling around the area with Perch to teach people about Birds of Prey.
Such amazing ambassadors!
It's really important to me to be able to make sure that everyone gets the best medicine for them. For some patients, that will mean acupuncture alone. For some we will need to add in a customized Chinese herbal formula. For others it may mean adding in cupping or gua sha. I want you to be feeling your best as quickly and as simply as possible!
I am now able to offer a solution for those who are afraid of needles! If you don't want to be poked, or you think your child won't tolerate them, or your pet just won't sit still for them, I'm finding that lasers are a fantastic alternative!
Lasers work by sending light (either red or blue) through the skin to stimulate the acupuncture points in a way very similar to what a needle can do!
Here are just a few of the conditions that are treated by lasers:
If you've been shying away from acupuncture because the thought of needles makes you queasy, don't hesitate any longer - you're just a few short laser treatments away from feeling your very best!
This is Banshee the Barn Owl!
I've been treating Banshee for a while now. Previously, we were treating her for a droopy wing due to having been hit by a car in the past (hence her being in captivity). After treatment, Banshee was able to get to high perches, but still not sustain the flight needed to hunt properly in the wild, so Banshee can not, unfortunately, be released back into the wild. The great news is that she is now a working owl! She helps the folks at Perch educate us about birds of prey!
(Side note: if you like wine and have an interest in birds of prey, I recommend checking out Wings over Wine - Perch rehabilitates injured birds and then host a wine party so that everyone can have the chance to witness them being released back into the wild! Cue the need for tissues!)
Currently, we're treating Banshee because she started losing her balance, and was having trouble righting herself. She also seemed depressed - not as active and not as feisty as she normally is.
I'm happy to report that her balance is MUCH improved after just 1 treatment and she's back to her spunky self!
I've got some super exciting news!
How many times has it happened that you've been taking your supplement diligently and then you run out before your next acupuncture appointment?
Or it's cold and flu season and you were wanting to pick up your secret-cold-fighting weapon, but everyone else had bought them already?
If you are a current patient of Thrive Acupuncture, in addition to still buying your supplements through us directly, you can now purchase your supplements through NPScript and have them shipped directly to you!
The supplements available through NPScript are the same ones we carry in our clinic, so you know that they've been tried and tested!
It's super easy to get signed up, too! Simply visit http://npscript.com and enter the code: ThriveAcuPDX
It's back to school time and that means I'll be opening my clinic hours back up!
Beginning Tuesday September 6th, I'll be in the office:
Mondays - 9am to 130pm
Tuesdays - 9am to 130pm and 430pm to 7pm
Wednesdays - 9am to 130pm
Thursdays - 9am to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm
With the coming change in the seasons, now is a great time to get your seasonal tune-up to keep your health in tip-top shape! Schedule your appointment today!
With the kiddos being out of school, I will have new hours for the summer. I will be in office treating patients from 9am to 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. My regular hours will resume the week of August 29th.
I'm always trying to improve your experience in working with me, so I've moved to a new online scheduler that shouldn't send you all junk emails or ask for your credit card number (yikes!) - sorry for those in the past! The new system has a TON of options for notification emails, so please bear with me as I figure them all out!
In order to schedule, you'll still click the "Book Now" buttons around the website, including the one below, which will take you to the scheduler.
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