925 NW Davis Street · Portland OR 97209 · info@yogapearl.com · 503-525-9642

Brynn Graham, MAcOM, LAc

Brynn received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 2001, and is currently in pursuit of earning her Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a state licensed acupuncturist and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. In addition to her practice of Oriental medicine which utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, nutritional therapy, Asian bodywork, and other modalities, Brynn is trained in the use of MPS Therapy. Her specialities include: treating all kinds of pain including pelvic pain, post-operative pain, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal pain; women’s health concerns; chronic diseases; chronic headaches and migraines; and digestive disorders including IBS. Brynn utilizes her 30+ years of experience in both Western and Oriental medicine to bring a holistic approach to helping you with your health concerns.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient technique of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that promotes your body’s natural healing process through the placement of thin, sterile, single-use needles into precise acupuncture points. A patient’s signs and symptoms determine which points to use. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. Clinical research continues to prove its validity and promote its growth and acceptance for use in many conditions. A more modern use of acupuncture can be used in the treatment of many pain and musculoskeletal conditions. This is done by treating ‘ah shi’  points, according to TCM, which are referred to as trigger points and/or motor points in biomedical terms. Often times, both modern and ancient acupuncture techniques are combined for a more effective treatment; this method works well in conjunction with physical therapy or chiropractic treatments to expedite the healing process in post-operative recovery, sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

MPS Therapy

MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation) Therapy, or Acu-current Therapy, is a quick and effective treatment modality used for patients with any type of musculoskeletal pain including, but not limited to: plantar fasciitis, foot pain, TMJ or jaw pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, any joint immobility or pain, neck or other spine-related pain, myofascial tightness, and many other painful conditions including scar tissue and adhesions. MPS Therapy is performed with the Dolphin Neurostim (dolphinmps.com), a handheld device powered by a 9-volt battery which generates a micro-current that deeply releases tightness in the soft tissues of the body and greatly enhances the effect of acupuncture. Patients usually see immediate improvement in range of motion as well as a reduction of pain. In some cases, it can be an alternative to acupuncture needles for sensitive or needle-phobic patients, as well as for children.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is an important component of TCM. It has been practiced safely for more than 2,000 years. Chinese herbalists were proficient observers who recorded much of the healing and pain relief they achieved, passing the most effective formulas on to future generations. Chinese herbal medicine is used to treat a wide variety of disease, ranging from the common cold to digestive irregularities to traumatic injuries. For best results, Chinese herbal formulas are often prescribed to reinforce acupuncture treatments and to help heal and nourish the body. We offer Chinese herbal formulas in tablet, capsule, tea pill, and tincture form from Plum Flower, Classical Pearls, Evergreen, Health Concerns, and Kan Herbal brands.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique of TCM that uses small glass or plastic cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. The suction and negative pressure created by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and to sedate the nervous system. Most people find it to be very relaxing. It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, and stress.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is another ancient technique of TCM commonly used to treat pain in conjunction with acupuncture. In this procedure, massage oil is applied to the skin of the area to be treated. A smooth-edged instrument is used to apply short or long strokes on the skin of the affected area to help improve microcirculation (blood and lymph flow) to the soft tissues. Research demonstrates that gua sha increases microcirculation in treated areas which reduces pain and inflammation.

 

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Yoga Pearl · 925 NW Davis Street · Portland OR 97209 · info@yogapearl.com · 503-525-9642