Schedule Changes effective 6/19/17
Not much is changing here at Blossom- we still have 3 acupuncturists here 6 days a week and our massage therapist here on Tue/Wed/Sun; However, there will be some changes to Liz RIchards’ schedule effective Monday June 19th:
- Liz will be in Wednesday evenings instead of Monday evenings.
- Liz has added in Fridays to her schedule. You can schedule online here.
- Liz has also added more morning hours to Thursdays.
We hope these schedule changes improve our availability. See you soon!
Schedule online easily by downloading the MINDBODY app, We promise you will love it!
Please welcome our newest acupuncturist, Janene Mitchell, L.Ac! In practice since 2001, Janene Mitchell is new to Blossom Clinic but not to the practice of acupuncture. She comes to us from L.A., where she had a busy practice treating a wide range of conditions including fertility as a Board certified acupuncturist through ABORM. Janene will be seeing patients at Blossom Clinic on Tuesdays 10:30am-7pm and 10am-7pm on Saturdays.
Janene’s early interest in women’s health drew her to specialty training in fertility and pregnancy care. With a background in music, dance and energetic bodywork she developed a sensitive, intuitive approach. Janene loves treating women in all stages of their lives – from the fertile years through pregnancies, menopause and beyond. She also finds it extremely rewarding helping men and women who are having difficulty conceiving.
“I use an integrative approach, combining eastern and western therapies – acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy & massage with nutritional supplements, diet and exercise. How we nourish ourselves is of great importance!
And hidden issues like vitamin deficiencies, gluten intolerance, unhealthy intestinal flora or auto-immune responses may need to be addressed to bring your body back into balance.
I’ve worked with many men and women, helping them create families through natural conceptions or assisted reproductive cycles – providing acupuncture to prepare for IUI or IVF procedures as well as on the day of embryo transfer. Including the wisdom of Chinese Medicine can improve your chances of having a healthy baby – we’ll work together to discover how your diet and lifestyle choices are impacting your fertility.”
Janene has more than a decade of experience working with essential oils and includes them in her treatments for their deeply calming and rejuvenating actions, especially their ability to address emotional as well as physical issues. She is also a certified Chi Nei Tsang practitioner and uses this type of abdominal massage to help regulate menses, improve digestion & elimination, and increase pelvic blood flow.
In over 15 years of practice she has treated a wide range of conditions. Janene works closely with western providers to ensure her patients have the best possible care. She graduated with highest honors from Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA in 2001 with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is licensed in both Oregon and California as an acupuncturist and herbalist. Board certified in the treatment of infertility since 2009, Janene is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
July 1, 2015
Beginning August 1st, 2015, two of our practitioners will be having slight price increases:
Dr. Elise Schroeder (Naturopathic):
New patient visits will be $200.
Lori Reising, LMT (Massage)
There will be a $5 increase for sessions with Lori Reising, LMT (excluding prenatal massages which will stay the same)
60 Minute Massage $80
90 min Massage $110
Beginning September 1st, 2015, Dr. Elise will have the following price increase. Please be sure to schedule sessions this summer before the price increase.
Dr. Elise Schroeder (Naturopathic):
Follow-Up visits: $125
Please let us know if you have any concerns, questions, or a need for discounted fee. We would love to hear from you.
Liz Richards, L.Ac.
Jen Ward, L.Ac. is offering 20% off Ayurvedic Consultations through Labor Day 2015.
What to expect during your first Ayurvedic Consultation:
During your first Ayurvedic Consultation, we will meet for approximately 1 ½ hours. The Ayurvedic Consultation includes a thorough health intake, evaluation and pulse diagnosis to determine your unique constitution (body type) according to traditional Ayurvedic principles. Based upon this, specific recommendations will be offered around lifestyle, nutrition, herbal supplementation, yoga & exercise. Your follow up appointment should be scheduled within two weeks following your first consultation. Continue reading
Join Dr. Elise at Blossom Clinic for a free class: NATURAL OPTIONS FOR ENHANCING FERTILITY
Wed. July 15th 6-7:30 at Blossom Clinic
Join us for a free class: Natural Options for Enhancing Fertility
If you or someone you love is trying to conceive or considering fertility treatment, join us to learn about your natural options for enhancing your fertility.
Sign Up for this FREE Class
One in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. Roughly 12% of all U.S. women receive some level of infertility treatment from their healthcare providers. The options offered in a conventional setting involve medications or hormones to induce ovulation. What’s missing from those treatments is looking at the underlying health of the couple. Join us to learn about natural ways to enhance your fertility.
In this enhancing fertility class, we will discuss:
- Tests to request from your health care provider, including nutritional markers, genetic markers, immune system markers and more.
- What diet and nutritional changes may help your particular body type to get and stay pregnant
- Top 5 vitamins for preconception
- Lifestyle changes that are most important to implement during preconception
- Ways to enhance your body’s ability to respond to treatment like IVF or IUI
Please give us a call 5032870886 or click the button below to RSVP to this class with Dr. Elise Schroeder.
Sign Up for this FREE Class
Blossom Clinic welcomes Jen Ward, L.Ac. to the team as an Independent Contractor June 11th, 2015! Joining us with a dynamic and diverse background, Jen brings an amazing energy to her patient care. We are lucky to have her!
Jen’s services include Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Health Coaching, WomanCode, Marma, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Cupping/Gua Sha.
Jen Ward combines Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Integrative Health Coaching to help you achieve optimal health. By applying ancient wisdom to a modern lifestyle, Jen helps you balance your body by uncovering the root of your imbalance and explore your constitutional health, your nature within. Jen offers individualized support and incorporates the appropriate health tools to help you become a more balanced being.
Jen believes in both the power of food as medicine and the importance of mind-body connection. Jen turned to whole foods, yoga and holistic health in 2001 helping to alleviate her severe PMS, digestive concerns, heartburn, colds/sore throats and neck pain. As a former Advertising Executive of fourteen years in NYC, she relates to her clients needs for stress reduction tools. She is passionate about helping patients refine digestion and balancing their hormones plus educates them about health prevention. Jen has been focused on Women’s Health concerns since 2012 as an Integrative Health Coach with FloLiving.com focused on Fertility, Adrenal Fatigue, PCOS, Endometriosis and additional Women’s Health concerns. Continue reading
I am donating a dollar per like to ALSA.org so please check out this Post on the Blossom Clinic of Portland, Oregon facebook page to see my Ice Bucket Challenge video!
Have some fertility advice you would like to share with women who are trying to conceive? I would love to hear what you have to say! I am writing an e-book that will be available for free on my website and would love to include some fertility tips from you. Simply fill out this form to participate.
Pediatric Oncology and Naturopathic Medicine by Rose Paisley, ND.
Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Services and Children with Cancer
Most current surveys suggest that up to 84% patients with childhood cancers seek Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) to reduce dose limiting side effects associated with cancer therapy, as an adjuvant to conventional medications, to improve quality of life, and to provide support for coping with the diagnosis of cancer. Upwards of 50%-85% of these patients are under reporting the use of CAM (1). Families use CAM in conjunction with conventional therapies, with relatively few reports describing the use of CAM in lieu of conventional medicine. Parents and children use CAM for a variety of reasons including: “to try everything possible,” to reduce the stress of illness, improve quality of life, symptom management, and sometimes for a cure. Strides have been made over the past several years in demonstrating the safety and efficacy of several CAM therapies, however, there is still limited data regarding the use of CAM in combination with conventional cancer therapy among children with cancer.
Why CAM for Survivors of Childhood Cancer?
Blossom Clinic Welcomes Morgan Hogue, L.Ac. We are proud to announce that Morgan Hogue, L.Ac. will be holding her acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice at Blossom Clinic. Known for her compassion, kindness, and great skill, we feel very grateful to have her on our team. Learn more about Morgan Hogue below!
Morgan Hogue, L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist and Independent Practitioner at Blossom Clinic
Morgan strongly believes that our bodies inherently know how to function in balance and harmony. In her practice, Morgan uses acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong, and Oriental massage techniques to renew her patients’ ability to attain health and vitality in their bodies and lives.
Morgan has been specializing in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum issues for 8 years. She feels deeply grateful to be a part of a woman’s fertility journey and finds that Chinese Medicine provides exceptional support for a vital pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a fulfilled life. Morgan also works closely with Oregon Reproductive Medicine and OHSU Fertility Clinic during IUI and IVF cycles.
In addition to her specialized training in the areas of fertility, pregnancy care, and women’s health, Morgan has studied the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™. Morgan brings a distinctive combination of intelligence, wisdom, and kindness to her practice of Chinese Medicine. She has earned deep respect as well as the admiration of many other colleagues and patients. Continue reading