Now offering acupuncture! Current acupuncture hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10-5 pm.
Jake Daumen has been practicing Chinese medicine in Portland since 2006, and has focused his skills to specialize in auto accident and sports related injuries. His formal training culminated in a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005 from Five Branches University as well as a certification in Integrative Sports Medicine, a program where he was fortunate to be able to learn the innovative treatment protocol of Muscle Channel Technique (MCT) directly from it's developer Frank He L.Ac. He also completed extra training in Tui Na massage and Medical Qi-Gong, as well as studying with Tui Na master Dr. Jiang at Zhejiang University Hospital in Hangzhou China. Jake always tries to find the best path to health and recovery for each patient individually and utilizes several approaches in his treatments integrating the classical techniques of acupuncture, cupping, auricular therapy and herbal medicine with more modern treatments such as kinesio-taping and electro-stimulation. Patient comfort is also of utmost concern to Jake, as he believes that the patient can connect to the healing process more efficiently in a relaxed state, and he has spent his entire educational and professional career perfecting a free hand needle technique that is smooth and comfortable for the patient.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. Today, acupuncturists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses in addition to needles. Each meridian point has a specific meaning and can unblock and repair meridians and channels with vital energy or chi. Through the stimulation of the meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore balance and ergo health to the patient.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.