What we treat

Our number one referral source is our patients, sending their friends and family to see us. As a result, we see a wide variety of conditions and we have had good results treating a wide array of health complaints. 

In order to provide the best care we can, we focus our research and study on a few specialized areas. We are well versed and work to stay on top of developing research within these specializations. In this way we are able to keep our patients informed and provide excellent care.

We provide quality care to all of our patients and strive to help every patient achieve their health care goals. We also understand our limitations as practitioners and will readily refer patients to other trustworthy, qualified practitioners when necessary.


Acupuncture is an effective modality for the treatment of pain and painful conditions. At Inner Gate Acupuncture we see acupuncture effectively treat a great many chronic and acute pain conditions.

Five Ways That Acupuncture Treats Pain:

  • Breaks up scar tissue
  • Promotes blood circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Relaxes muscles and tendons
  • Produces endorphins, natural pain killers

Sports Injuries


      After an injury is sustained a number of physiological changes occur.  There is localized swelling and tissue damage. The body begins the healing process by infiltrating the injured tissue with cells that specialize in preventing infections and clearing away the damaged tissue. Then the body begins to bring in cells, which rebuild the damaged tissues.

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      Five Things Inner Gate Acupuncture Can Do for You:

      • Accurately diagnose
      • Use manual muscle testing
      • Use muscle balancing techniques
      • Teach you proper stretching and strengthening techniques
      • Get you back in your game

      Auto & Bike Accidents

      Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the complicated injuries sustained in auto accidents. With accurate diagnosis and assessment our acupuncturists can steer you to your quick and complete recovery. 

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        Eight Things Inner Gate Acupuncture Does for You After a Car Accident:

        • Reduce your pain and muscle spasms
        • Speed up your recovery & prevent re-injury
        • Reduce inflammation
        • Re-establish stability and strength in damaged joints and tendons
        • Reduce stress and anxiety
        • Manage your insurance billing
        • Provide a strong referral network for you
        • Offer Saturday and evening appointments

        Digestive Disorders

        Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can correct many complicated digestive problems. The digestive system is an essential component of a healthy and vital body. When the digestive system is not working well it can negatively impact one's work, home, and social life. 

        At Inner Gate Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon we diagnose each digestive complaint and then use Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to treat each patient in a unique way. This allows us to work directly with the underlying causes of the disease to create lasting results.

        Fertility & Menstrual Pain

        We help women feel great and live healthy lives by alleviating imbalances and resolving PMS, menstrual related migraine headaches, excessive menstrual cramping and stress and fatigue. 

        Our practitioners are trained and experienced in using Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to successfully support fertility and healthy pregnancies and to manage menopause issues and many menstrual problems.

        With Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture You Can Experience:

        • Enhanced fertility
        • Increased energy
        • Promote healthy, pain-free cycles
        • PMS relief
        • Migraine relief


          Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine relies on a unique diagnostic system which allows us to detect subtle imbalances and deficiencies in a patient's body. Using herbs, acupuncture and tuina massage we can correct these imbalances and deficiencies and fill the body with vitality. This then supports a stronger immune system that can focus on eradicating diseases quickly and effectively.  

          Acupuncture's relaxing effects make it an ideal way to rejuvenate the immune system. Specific acupuncture points have been shown to increase the production of red blood cells and to activate white blood cells so that they can destroy viruses and bacteria. 

          Emotional Health

          The body responds to stress by releasing chemicals into the blood which increases your heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. These chemical changes are beneficial when aiding an accident victim, preparing to speak in public, or fleeing from an attacker. However, chronically high stress levels can become pathological, leading to headaches, high blood pressure, digestive disorder, poor libido, decreased fertility and problems sleeping.

          Most of us live under some form of constant stress, leaving us susceptible to not only the physical ailments mentioned above, but also to psychological problems. These include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, poor concentration, poor memory and low self-esteem. In fact, this is becoming such an epidemic that some studies indicate 4 out of every 5 doctor visits are for stress-related complaints. We are happy to provide a natural alternative or complementary treatment to pharmaceutical medications.


          Our acupuncturists can help you manage your allergies naturally by using Chinese medicine and acupuncture to improve immune function and reduce inflammation. Using the techniques of Chinese medicine to improve immune function and reduce inflammation our acupuncturists can help you manage your allergies naturally.  

          Acupuncture works by treating and strengthening the lung organ system. When the lung is functioning more optimally then the immune system's hypersensitivity is calmed. The acupuncture also works by controlling inflammation and reducing aggravation of the mucus membranes in the ears, nose and throat.

          Cancer Therapy

          At Inner Gate Acupuncture we provide adjunct therapy for people undergoing a variety of different cancer therapies. We are not able to do primary care for patients. We do work with many highly qualified medical doctors and naturopathic doctors to coordinate care for patients undergoing cancer care.

          Cancer therapy can have numerous unintended consequences such as dry mouth, fatigue, nausea and pain. Our treatments reduce these side effects and offer palliative relief. Treatments can have a positive impact on blood cell count and overall immune function.  

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