Chinese New Year 2018: Year of the Earth Dog


Chinese New Year 2018Happy Chinese New Year 2018 : Year of the Earth Dog

Chinese New Year celebrations begin on February 16th. 2018 is the year of the Earth Dog according to the Chinese zodiac. The dog is considered to be lucky so expect many good things to happen this year!

This year will be much calmer compared to last year which was the year of the fiery Rooster. If you were born in the year 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or 2018 the dog is your Chinese zodiac. Dogs are considered loyal, honest, faithful and smart. People with the Dog as their sign tend to be helpful, brave, even tempered and patient. They are fiercely loving and loyal in their relationships. Communication and truth telling are among their strengths.

The Year of the Earth Dog will be a great year for lifestyle changes, a big move, or a new business opportunity. It’s an excellent year to make changes to your health especially along the lines of exercise and eating nourishing foods. Food, cooking and gathering with family and friends will be a main focus. Because dogs live in packs, people will work better together for the greater good of the entire community. Friendships will flourish and finding your life partner may come easily.

I personally think one of the best projections for the Year of the Earth Dog is that it will be an exceptional year for fertility and pregnancies!

Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

Here are a few festivities in the Portland area that you can enjoy for the Chinese New Year:

Lan Su Chinese Gardens 

Oregon Convention Center 

New Year Dragon Dance and Parade 


Some more fun facts about The Year of Dog:

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9

Lucky Flowers: rose and orchids

Lucky Colors: green, red, purple

Celebrities with the Dog as their Chinese zodiac: Michael Jackson, Elvis, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Prince William, Kelly Clarkson, Steven Spielberg

If you would like to know what your Chinese zodiac sign is you can find it here.

Contributed by Morgan Hogue, L.Ac.

Portland Monthly Top Docs 2016- Congratulations Liz Richards & Lori Reising

Liz Richards Acupuncture Blossom Clinic Portland Top Docs Portland Monthly 2015 2016

Blossom Clinic owner and acupuncturist, Liz Richards, has been peer nominated as one of Portland Monthly’s TOP DOCS for 2016 in the Acupuncture category. Congratulations Liz!

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Blossom Spring Giveaway Winners Announced!

We are so excited about our Spring 2014 Giveaway and we are ready to announce the winners! This year, in addition to giving away sessions with practitioners from Blossom Clinic, we have gathered fabulous prizes from some of our favorite local businesses here in Portland. It is always our goal to help you feel fantastic from the inside-out and that is the theme for this fabulous giveaway! PLEASE CONTACT US TO PICK UP YOUR PRIZE AT BLOSSOM AS DESCRIBED IN THE ENTRY RULES.

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Infertility Support Group Portland Now Forming

infertility supportWomen’s Infertility Support Group Portland now forming. Limit 5 people.

This session meets every other Thursday from 7-8:30pm with one exception during the holidays.

November 6th, November 20th, December 4th, December 18th, January 8th, January 22nd.

Cost is $180 for 6 sessions.

In this small, confidential group, you will have the support of Anne Dolan, who has over 25 years experience in this field, including leading support groups for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization. Additional focus during this series will be How to Get Through the Holidays,” as well as ongoing support and discussion of other issues facing women dealing with infertility.


Call Anne Dolan, LCSW: 617-650-3732


This group is led by Anne Dolan, LCSW who has more than 25 years experience working in this field, including leading support groups for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization.

Harvest Cleanse October 2013 at Blossom Clinic


The Harvest Cleanse package includes a group class, 2 naturopathic visits and 2 acupuncture visits with a 25% discount.

Blossom Clinic’s two-week Harvest Cleanse is simple and easy to follow.   It has been tailored to the specific needs of our clientele. 

The cleanse is an elimination diet, not a fast and includes 3 meals per day.  During an elimination diet, all major foods that may cause sensitivities are eliminated, giving the body a chance to rest and renew. Continue reading

Spring Cleanse Portland at Blossom Clinic of Portland, OR

It’s that time of year…. Spring Cleanse 2013!

Dr. Elise’s two-week program is simple and easy to follow.  It is not a fast, but an elimination diet, which includes 3 meals a day and is appropriate for omnivores and vegetarians alike.  Participants are fully supported by Dr. Elise with an introductory class* and individual appointments to personalize the experience.


The benefits of the cleanse are many.  There is no better way to shed those extra winter pounds, banish the afternoon energy slump or reduce your susceptibility to spring allergies.

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HypnoBirthing Portland: 5-week course at Blossom Clinic

HypnoBirthing Portland: 5-week course at Blossom Clinic. For latest schedule, click here. 

Classes include textbook, rainbow relaxation CD and a rewarding experience for you, your partner and your baby. Cost is $325 for 5 weeks. Class series begin regularly so give us a call! (503)287-0886

hypnobirthing portlandHypnoBirthing ® is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby is an easier, more comfortable and often, even pain-free manner. Through a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, and education, HypnoBirthing ® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts and to birth her baby in safety and with ease. In HypnoBirthing ® the birth companion is an integral part of the birthing process, enhancing the entire bonding experience. Continue reading

Enter to Win One of Three Healthy Prizes!

Click Here to Enter by 2/13/13

Click HERE to enter!

Here’s what you could win!

Grand Prize – Gift certificates for a 90 minute  Massage, 90 minute Acupuncture session,a 90 minute Naturopathic Medicine visit and dinner for two at Abby’s Table! Plus a $20 iTunes gift card and a lavender eye pillow. Valued at $525.

First Prize – 60 Minute Massage and a lavender eye pillow.

Second Prize – 30 Minute Cranio-Sacral session.

January 2013 Special: Buy 4 Get 1 Free MASSAGE!

Here is an invitation to take advantage of our Buy 4 get 1 FREE Massage special. This package is good to use with both of our massage therapists, Lori or Kelcy.

Simply click here and follow the steps below to purchase the package.  Or schedule your first massage and pay for it when you come in.  

* Click on the “Store: Packages and Discounts” in the upper left tab
* Click on “Packages” on the upper right located under the tabs
* In the drop down menu, click on the “Buy 4 get 1 Free Massage”
* Then simply click “Make Purchase” which will bring you to the “Check out”

Don’t miss out on this great offer! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Elise’s Naturopathic Fertility Program

Dr. Elise has started a new fertility program which takes a naturopathic approach to achieving conception by personalizing each program to the patient’s particular health needs.

Recent pregnancy research has seen success rates for previously failed IVF couples increase from 17% to 81% after proper nutrition counseling. Another compelling survey, Continue reading