How Traditional Asian Medicine Soothes Beaverton Oregon’s Respiratory Woes
Unburdening Lungs, Reviving Spirits: Acupuncture’s Gentle Touch
Oregon’s damp air and seasonal shifts can trigger coughs, congestion, and wheezing, leaving you gasping for relief. While conventional medications offer temporary solace, Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) delves deeper, treating the root of the imbalance. Acupuncture, a cornerstone of TAM, employs hair-thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body’s meridians, energy pathways believed to influence organ function.
“When applied by a skilled practitioner,” says Dr. Kihyon Sohn, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Beaverton, “acupuncture can regulate lung qi, the vital energy that governs respiratory system function. This harmonization eases congestion, calms coughs, and strengthens the immune system, bolstering your body’s natural defenses against Oregon’s respiratory irritants.”
“After years of struggling with seasonal allergies, I was skeptical about acupuncture. But Dr. Sohn’s gentle touch and calming presence were instantly reassuring. After a few sessions, my chronic congestion vanished, and I could finally breathe deeply again. Acupuncture has been a game-changer for me.” – Kevin K., Portland
Herbal Symphony: Nature’s Bounty for Respiratory Balance
TAM’s therapeutic repertoire extends beyond needles. Dr. Sohn emphasizes the power of herbal medicine, drawing wisdom from across Asia’s rich pharmacopeia.
“Each herb,” he explains, “possesses unique properties that address specific respiratory complaints. For coughs, we might use platycodon grandiflorum, known for its expectorant action. For congestion fructus xanthii can be helpful. And for strengthening the lungs, astragalus is a revered tonic.”
These herbs are often prescribed in custom-blended formulas tailored to each patient’s needs and constitution.
“I used to dread Oregon winters, knowing they meant months of hacking coughs and stuffy sinuses. Dr. Sohn’s herbal tea blends have been a godsend. The natural taste is pleasant, and the relief they bring is incredible. Now, I look forward to winter walks in the crisp air.” – Michael L., Beaverton
Beyond Physical Relief: TAM’s Holistic Embrace
TAM’s approach goes beyond simply alleviating symptoms. It recognizes the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and addresses the emotional and mental components that can exacerbate respiratory issues.
“Stress and anxiety,” Dr. Sohn points out, “can weaken the lungs and leave us more susceptible to respiratory problems. TAM incorporates techniques like acupuncture and herbal formulas to promote relaxation and emotional well-being, creating a holistic environment for healing.”
This comprehensive approach resonates with many Oregonians seeking a natural path to respiratory wellness. Dr. Sohn’s clinic in Beaverton welcomes patients with open arms, offering a sanctuary of tranquility and a wealth of ancient wisdom, ready to be harnessed for the benefit of Oregon’s lungs.
Our holistic wellness clinic is on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, NW, and SW Portland. We have on-site parking, a handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor for everyone’s convenience. Please call us at (503) 404-4567 for a same-day appointment. It’s a good idea to call or book online in advance.