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Corvallis Acupuncture and Functional Medicine, LLC, providing comprehensive, quality medical care in the Willamette Valley.  A synergistic blend of Eastern and Western medicine creating whole health for each patient.

Our Clinic

2727 NW 9th St.

Corvallis, OR, 97330

(541) 380-1327

Description of Services

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art from China.  We insert needles or simply touch at specific points along lines of physical energy known as ‘meridians’.  The needles stimulate the flow of energy through the meridian, bringing blood, oxygen and immune factors to the muscles, organs and other tissues along the line.  Acupuncture releases neuro-muscular trigger points, relieving tension and pain.  It aligns the functioning of cardiovascular, digestive, lymphatic, and other body systems in harmony.  It is a safe and very effective therapy.  

Massage

We offer Trigger Point and Connective tissue massage work along with auxiliary muscular therapies such as cupping and gua-sha.  These manual therapies break up scar tissue, improve body symmetry and function, and bring healing to areas of acute and chronic pain.  All acupuncture sessions include a significant bodywork portion.  Cranio-sacral therapy and internal organ massage bring deep relief to PTSD, traumatic brain injury, birth challenges, and internal pathologies of all kinds.  

Herbal Medicine

Our apothecary is stocked with Organic, lab-tested, quality assured medicinal herbs.  Each patient receives his or her individualized formula, specific not only to their ongoing pathology, but their personal constitution and ability to digest and utilize the medicines.  Herbal therapy is a crucial, perhaps central element of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is used in conjunction with other treatments, or even as an affordable stand-alone therapy for long term patients unable to maintain a schedule of private appointments.  

Functional Medicine

Using modern laboratory tests and scientific data, Functional Medicine creates a holistic life-style and natural remedy based approach to healing biomedical pathologies including diabetis, heart disease, gastro-esophageal reflux, metabolic syndrome, auto-immune disorders and many others.  In partnership with internal-medicine primary care practitioners and specialists, we create a clear and achievable action plan for total health and life transformation.  More data allows us to hone in on success strategies that optimize wellness.  Greater wellness creates a more empowered quest for our destiny.  

Nutrition Therapy

Patients thrive with day-to-day support in meal planning, and understandable, compassionate check-ins about their agreements and efforts in pursuit of health.  Further, we offer the highest quality, organic meals and snacks for delivery and storage in your fridge and freezer.  Backed by 17 years of experience as a personal chef, health coach, and Nutritional Therapist, Melissa Solar Greene nourishes lasting relationships for wellness and success.  Melissa is particularly passionate about pre and post natal nutrition for mothers and babies.  

Our Referral Team

Our dedicated referral network includes the elite of biomedical and natural medicine practitioners in the Willamette valley.  MDs with over 40 years experience, RNs with 30 years experience, highly skilled veteran bodyworkers, counselors, physical trainers, and spirit-medicine workers comprise the team of well known, beloved colleagues eager and ready to take on new patients and support their absolute care.  Treatments at Corvallis Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Clinic always offer the widest range of community based support and network directly with co-managers of patient care under full HIPAA privacy compliance.  We work together to support your health. 

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"Alex is an amazing practitioner! I would recommend him for anyone! He has excellent bedside manner, experience treating all kinds of disease, excellent medicinal as well as lifestyle recommendations. I felt such improvement immediately after our sessions and a regular practice can be very beneficial. He is timely with both his practice and approach."

Michelle, Age 40 Female Patient

"Alexander is conversant in a wide range of alternative procedures and his method is to approach a problem from multiple angles. His treatment for me combined massage, acupuncture, cupping and moxa, custom Chinese herbal mixes, nutritional advice, and even fiction recommendations. I am particularly impressed by his genuine concern for my progress and well-being. I regularly visited an acupuncturist in Honolulu for 30 years and attribute my sterling good health in large part to this practice. I am pleased to find a worthy successor in Alexander. "

Gerhardt, Age 57 Male Patient

"I am so thankful for your help! I seriously can't thank you enough! I have noticed a dramatic change! I was skeptical at first, but I am definitely a believer in the benefits of acupuncture. I highly recommend you to anyone looking for another option of treatment in their medical team. It takes a great team to have overall wellness on all levels. You are an absolute blessing and I can't thank you enough for all of your help!"

Shelley, Age 46 Female Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture Hurt?:

We practice a very gentle, patient-centered approach to needling.  Sensations of energy movement, activation, and a dull, soft ache most often give way to a total-body relaxation that makes patients feel refreshed and invigorated.  Further, any needle that does cause discomfort can be removed at any time, as determined by the patient.  

Can I afford Functional Medicine?
Though patients do pay out of pocket for certain specific exams and lab tests, the Functional Medicine approach can be used with basic, pre-existing medical data that most patients already possess, or can obtain through their  insurance coverage.  And while this data is important, the commitment and effort of the patient in changing her or his lifestyle, diet, sleep, stress and exercise, as well as mindfulness, are the keys to making big improvements in health.  
How does Acupuncture actually work?

A single and contiguous system connects all the muscles and organs of the body.  Known as ‘Connective Tissue,’ this system transmits piezo-electric currents throughout the patient.  By inserting needles at key points, we send signals for healing, immune function, and tissue-regeneration, down the paths of least resistance, otherwise known as meridians.  With modern scientific proof and thousands of years of clinical success, acupuncture is a highly effective medical modality.

Will I receive massage?
Every session in our clinic includes a body-work segment uniquely tailored to the individual patient’s needs.  
Can I use Acupuncture and Herbs if I am already being treated by a doctor?

Yes.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is a perfect augment therapy to Biomedical treatment.  It also supports natural healing of root-issues that would otherwise be medicated or surgically treated.  Further, it assists in symptom management and the balancing of pharmaceutical related side-effects.  

Our Blog

 

TRAUMA GENESIS

In Functional Medicine, the nervous system is an important factor in the total health of a person.  When the nervous system is functioning well, cortisol levels stay within the optimum range.  This creates a series of down-stream effects that harmonize and regulate functions like immunity, heart rate, thyroid secretions, blood sugar regulation, and sex hormones.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD

Every so often I feel the need to synthesize and understand the chaos that is unfolding in our global society.  As a father, I feel that it behooves me to be aware of the world situation, and make good decisions to help my family and community thrive within this shifting context.  Although the common narrative bespeaks a grim and uncertain future, there are many beacons of hope.  And while the U.S.A. continues to make poor choices in its foreign and domestic policies, an alliance of global actors are moving towards a new hegemony, wherein whole planetary wellness is a top priority.

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DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

Thanks and blessing to all the brave souls supporting the healing of Tropical Storm Harvey’s damage in the Gulf States. And warm compassion to the families suffering without food, water, shelter, and safety.

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