Sunset Healing Arts Center

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine * Naturopathy * Therapeutic Massage * Acupressure

Hello and welcome to Sunset Healing Arts Center!  We are a multidisciplinary clinic of  independent providers offering a variety of complementary and alternative medicine modalities to assist you in finding solutions for your health concerns, including pain management, rehabilitation of injuries from motor vehicle accidents, primary care, women’s health and fertility, and general wellness. It is our hope that this website will provide you with the information you need to help you better understand how the modalities we offer — Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Therapeutic Massage, and Acupressure — can help you to reach and maintain your health and wellness goals.

Sunset Healing Arts Center is conveniently located near the intersections of highways 26 and 217 in the Cedar Hills neighborhood of southwest Portland.  You can click on the link to the right on this page to see a map of our location.  We are easily accessible to the communities of northwest and southwest Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Aloha and Hillsboro.  In addition, residents of north, northeast and southeast Portland who work at Nike, Intel or other companies located on the westside will find our location very convenient to them, as it is directly on their commute path.

Please feel free to browse information on the healing modalities we offer, our practitioner biographies, blog articles and testimonials from our patients and clients.  If you have questions, please call or email us – we are happy to hear from you and to answer any questions you might have about how we can help you.  Our general contact information is located to the right on this page, or you can contact any of our practitioners directly by calling or emailing them at the phone numbers listed to the right or by clicking on the “Email a Practitioner” button and choosing the practitioner to whom you wish to address your email from the drop down list.

Thank you for visiting our site, and we look forward to serving you!

 

The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

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