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Jen Conjerti, LAc

Jen Conjerti, LAc, licensed Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine provider

Hello!

I'm Jen — a licensed Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine provider.

I am a full-service Oriental Medicine provider offering Tan, Japanese, and Trigger Point Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Shiatsu and Tuina Massage and lifestyle education. I specialize in treating a wide variety of health concerns as well as preventative care and have a strong focus on sports medicine. My approach is based on the understanding that each patient is an individual — I strive to treat not only the symptom, but also the root of illness, and thus restore the balance upon which holistic health is based.

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About Me.

Jen did her undergraduate work at University of Buffalo, and received her graduate degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2006. She did post-graduate work in Nanjing, China, at the University of Nanjing School Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, working in the Acupuncture and Oncology Department.

Jen is National Board (NCCAOM) certified as a Diplomate of both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, holds an Oregon state acupuncture license, and is certified as an Acudetox Specialist by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She is also certified to teach both One Thousand Hands Buddha and Turtle Longevity Qigong.

Jen is committed to providing my patients with the highest standard of care based on an attitude of gentleness, warmth, professionalism, and respect. I am dedicated to working with my patients to reach the optimum level of wellness.

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ACUPUNCTURE

The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time-tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.

The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of "vital energy," "energetic balance" and "energetic imbalance." Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this "vital energy" within its pathways, known as "meridians and channels".

CUPPING THERAPY

Cupping is one of the world’s oldest medical treatment methods, and it is still widely used in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It quickly relieves sore and stiff muscles and joints and aids in circulation.

For cupping, a glass or plastic container (cup) is attached to the skin and then a vacuum is created within the cup. This is done by heating the air in the cup and then quickly placing it on the skin. As the air cools it contracts, creating the vacuum.

The vacuum exerts a pull on the skin and the underlying tissue (the skin is sucked up a bit into the cup), which improves circulation and metabolism, relieving pain and relaxing the body.

SCRAPING / GUA SHA

Gua Sha or scraping therapy is a method from Chinese folk medicine which produces amazing relief for stiff and sore muscles.

In Gua Sha, the skin is lubricated with an oil or a medical ointment and then scraped with a blunt item, such as a porcelain spoon, a specialized instrument made of horn. The skin is scraped until red, or until little red spots appear in the skin (petechiae). Sometimes the technique itself can be slightly uncomfortable, but once they've had it, my patients often ask for this treatment, because it provides instant relief for pain and stiffness. The red spots themselves do not hurt, and they disappear within 2-5 days.

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