Exclusive Interview: Ellen Goldsmith on Naturopathy & Acupuncture

Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, author and licensed acupuncturist, Ellen Goldsmith was interviewed by Paubox CEO Hoala Greevy. Pearl Natural Health is a Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic in downtown Portland, Oregon Here, is the brief of the whole interview, take a look. Can you tell us more about your clinic? Ellen: Pearl Natural Health is a Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic serving the public in Portland since 2001. We pride ourselves on collaborative care in which our Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists work together to deliver optimal patient care to people seeking solutions to their health concerns and problems. What kind of conditions does Pearl Natural Health treat and who is an average patient? Ellen: Many people come to us as an alternative to conventional care or when conventional care has failed to help them. We are known for our integrative and programmatic approach to

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Pearl Natural Health Hello, In this holiday season many of you are taking time to celebrate and spend with loved ones, family and friends. We hope that you are able to enjoy, rest and reflect as you enter the winter season and a new year. It is a time of new beginnings. We know that not everyone is in the celebratory mood. Some of you have experienced loss of one kind or another or are dealing with ongoing health and stress. We at Pearl Natural Health are aware that the intensity of these times have affected each of us in different ways which can impact our health and sense of well-being. It truly is important to make some time to rest and restore. We appreciate the opportunity to be part of your journey to increased health and well-being and look

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Podcast: What’s Stress Got To Do With It?

Podcast: What’s Stress Got To Do With It?

Stress and your health: an interview with Dr. Gary Weiner

43% of all adults suffer adverse effects on their health from prolonged stress. Stress can play a big part in health conditions such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, digestive problems, depression and anxiety. Learn about stress, how it affects your health, and what you can do about it.

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More Evidence that Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain

People walk through my door everyday searching for a solution to the pain they have. Some people want to avoid surgery, medication, reduce their medication or, try a more natural approach. Some pain is chronic and has plagued a person for years. Some pain occurs due to a motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or from an activity of everyday. But, most everyone has heard from someone that, ” maybe acupuncture can help,” and it does.  In my many years of experience I find acupuncture to be a crucial part of a comprehensive treatment plan to reduce and ease pain. This recent article in US News and World Reports chronicles analysis from 29 studies involving over 18,000 patients. The study appeared online September 10th in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Acupuncture is now utilized in many hospital pain centers, integrative medical practices as well as dedicated acupuncture and

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Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

     Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain? A national survey found that one in four Americans suffer some sort of pain almost daily. Pain medications have increased to a record 131 million prescriptions in 2012 according to a national survey done by the consulting firm IMS Health. 90% of the people who come to our clinic for acupuncture are suffering some sort of physical or mental/emotional pain which is not responding to medication. Let’s face it pain gets in the way of life, especially if you are high performing person. It causes frustration and fatigue. Relief is what is wanted. So, we have a nation of people purchasing over the counter pain relief medication and others are addicted to pain killers. Yet, has the pain problem diminished? I would say, judging from the people I work with, the answer is most definitely no! 

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