Raphael House Fundraiser

Blossom Clinic Raphael House Fundraiser Portland

As a natural health clinic for women, Blossom Clinic practitioners support the health of women, their families and the overall well-being of their children. This is why we’ve decided to raise money for Raphael House, Multnomah County’s largest domestic violence non-profit. Our goal is to raise $2000. This amount would provide the down payment for an apartment and transition costs from the shelter back into a more permanent housing situation. For women and children who have suffered from domestic violence, safe nights are priceless.

There are three ways we are raising money for Raphael House:

  • 3% of all sales in April will be donated to RH. Just by coming into Blossom for treatments, you will be supporting our efforts.

  • We will be asking patients if they would like to donate an additional amount at check-out. There will be cards on the table to bring to the front desk if you would like to opt in!

  • You can donate online here and mention “Blossom Clinic” in the “How did you hear about Raphael House?” section.

Raphael House Fundraiser

We hope you will join us. Please find additional resources on the coffee table at Blossom.

Liz Richards

 

 

Support Group for Women Trying to Conceive

women's infertility support group Support Group for Women Trying to Conceive

If you have had a bad experience with peer led infertility support groups, this is a refreshing alternative. 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.

The next group is a 6 week series on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Blossom Clinic beginning in May, 2014.

$180 for 6 weeks. Call Anne Dolan at 617-650-3732.

Chaste Tree Berry: A Girl’s Best Friend

chaste tree vitexIndigenous to the Mediterranean countries and Asia, Chaste Tree Berry has been renown as both an aphrodisiac and an anaphodisiac.

It was known in the middle ages as Monk’s pepper because of its reputed ability to suppress sexual desire in celibate monks.  Now in the 20th century it is being touted as the natural female “Viagra”. Chaste Tree Berry’s effects lie in its ability to stimulate and regulate anterior pituitary functions.  In particular it can normalize the amount of progesterone in our bodies. German research has discovered that Chaste Tree Berry does this by binding to dopamine2 receptors in the anterior pituitary and decreasing secretion of prolactin. This decrease in prolactin leads to increased progesterone production in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.  Additionally, Chaste Tree Berry seems to increase luteinizing hormone and help to lengthen a women’s luteal phase.  Luteinizing hormone is produced in the pituitary and it is what signals the female body to release an egg. Once the egg is released it is the empty follicle called the corpus lutetium that is responsible for manufacturing female’s monthly surges of progesterone.

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Twin Vaginal Birth: A Mom’s Story

acupuncture laborPregnant with twins?  Did you assume that you would automatically be signed up for a cesarean?  Well, that doesn’t have to be the case for you.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with a former patient about her amazing twin vaginal birth with her two boys. Every mom is a super mom no matter how their babies come into the world, but if you desire a vaginal birth with your twins, here is an interview to inspire you.  Click here for an additional twin birth story or click here to see an inspiring video. Continue reading

Chaste Tree Berry: A Girl’s Best Friend

Indigenous to the Mediterranean countries and Asia, Chaste Tree Berry has been renown as both an aphrodisiac and an anaphodisiac.  Continue reading

Planning an IVF? Rebecca Matthews, PhD., Answers Your Questions

Planning an IVF and have questions? Here is an interview with Rebecca Matthews, PhD, author of IVF: A Patient’s Guide. Continue reading

Summer MediClear Cleanse

The MediClear Cleanse is user friendly.  In this cleanse, you eliminate foods that are commonly allergenic or inflammatory for 15 days. Continue reading

Spring Cleanse Package Offered by Blossom Clinic

Ready for a gentle approach to change? We are offering a rejuvenating Spring Cleanse package Continue reading

How long have you been trying to conceive?

Trying to Conceive? Take this quick poll to see how long others have been trying.

Blossom Welcomes Jennie King, L.Ac. LMT

The newest addition to our amazing team of practitioners is Jennie King, L.Ac, LMT.  She has a global approach to her acupuncture and incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Meridian Therapy into her treatments.  Jennie also draws from her decade of bodywork experience to enhance each session and to further connect with her patients.

Here are some recent testimonials for Jennie’s work:

“Jennie is an acupuncturist with a rare combination of intelligence, sensitivity and skill. I had the pleasure of working with Jennie at our clinic in Nepal and I was very impressed by her endless dedication to her patient’s well-being. Constantly reflecting upon and improving her understanding of her patient’s condition, she carefully crafted powerful and effective treatments for them.  Her kindness and focused attention on each individual person inspired our entire team of practitioners and interpreters to ever increasing heights of effectiveness. In short, Jennie gets great results because she has an extraordinary capacity to care about people and the patience and wisdom to put that compassion into each and every treatment.”

-Andrew Schlabach LAc, President, Acupuncture Relief Project

Jennie King is one of the rare individuals who approaches her practice with mindfulness, compassion and a genuine call to heal.  I first saw Jennie for massage, as I was having continuous neck and stress related back issues.  As my treatments continued and expanded into acupuncture, our sessions became more about a holistic approach to treating me physically and emotionally.   She has an incredible understanding of the body and is really able to provide an individualized approach to each need and concern.   There are moments during my treatments where I am absolutely amazed at how accurately she is able to locate and address my issues.  Jennie is tuned in to the emotional aspect of healing, and is a committed listener who truly cares about her patients and their well-being. I have now been seeing Jennie for over a year and a half and she has not only be an amazing healer, but a friend and confidant.  She is such a joy to see, always with a smile, gentle hands and an intentional approach.  Jennie is the first and only person I recommend.  I intend to be both a patient and friend for years to come.

-K. T.

I’ve had the pleasure of being a client of Jennie King’s for the last 9 ½ years.  She’s performed massage therapy, acupuncture, shiatsu, and cupping on me.  Jennie’s extensive knowledge of the physical body is only one of her many assets.  She is the most well rounded and balanced person I have ever known.  Jennie is in tune with the body, soul, and mind.  Not only has she helped me physically, but she also factors in my mental and emotional states and provides guidance and treatment based on the entire being.  I have recommended several people to her including my husband, who is also a regular client of hers, as well as my mother, daughter, sister, and friends.  Jennie has proven to be a trusted resource for any of the ailments that I have encountered.  I not only trust her with my physical state, but also my mental well being.  I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of physical, emotional, or mental encouragement in their life.

-C.S.