Chinese New Year is almost upon us! January 28th is the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and will bring with it the year of the Fire Rooster.
This past year of the Fire Monkey has been... let's just say it's been a wild, chaotic ride, eh?
The year of the Fire Rooster should be a bit more grounded and organized. If you'd like to read more about the upcoming forecast for the year, I really enjoyed this article about what to expect!
I look forward to what this year will bring, and I hope it's a good one for us all!
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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.
I'd appreciate any feedback you may have to make scheduling with me as simple and intuitive as possible!
Happy National Cat Day, especially to my cat patients from the Oregon Humane Society! These lovely ladies and gentlemen have all found families to share their national holiday with!
Make sure to give your feline friend a snuggle today (unless they're the sort to gouge your eyes out from that kind of attention - maybe just blow them a kiss ;) )!
Thrive Acupuncture is now, officially, a volunteer for the Oregon Humane Society, offering Chinese medicine to shelter pets in need!
When I was working at OHS while going through acupuncture school, this had been a HUGE dream of mine and now it's come true! I can't even tell you how excited I am - excuse me while I gush about it some more!
Meet Joey (#171359), my very first OHS patient! He's a basset hound/Australian shepherd mix who is a sweetie pie! He's 8 years old and is super stiff, so OHS is sending him to Thrive to get some acupuncture to reduce his inflammation and stress. Joey was a perfect gentleman during his treatment, and even drifted off for a bit while the needles were doing their magic. Such a lucky guy, and a lucky acupuncturist :)
It's time again that the International Academy of Animal Acupuncture (IAAA) needs cat and dog volunteers to receive free acupuncture treatments! Through the IAAA, we teach licensed acupuncturists how to safely and effectively treat animals using Chinese medicine. Our students will be finishing up their clinical training March 13th through March 15th.
All of our students are licensed acupuncturists who have already been practicing acupuncture on humans for many years and they will be supervised by myself and two other acupuncturists with a combined animal acupuncture experience of over 70 years!
The appointments will take place at the Canby Grove Conference Center in Canby, OR. If you're available and would like for your pet to receive a free acupuncture treatment, please follow the link below to choose an appointment time that works for you!
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.
Please sign up for a free Animal Acupuncture Appointment!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Qy73rQ
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!