About

My name is Beth Griffing; I’m trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbalism, Qigong, Moxibustion, Cupping), Zen Shiatsu (a Japanese form of massage), and Thai Traditional Massage. I take great interest in the scientific study of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism, yet I really enjoy the artistic nature of this medicine as well.

You can find me working at All and One Acupuncture and Wellness in Portland, Oregon. I give free consultations if you’d like to see how Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine will work for you!

Professional interests:  Helping people take charge of their own health. Using informal language to convey complex ideas.  Allowing for change in the experience of medicine and community support.  Working with youth.  Playing and having fun.  Applying critical and synthetic thinking to classical texts, daily life, and the political sphere.

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3 responses to “About

  1. Thank you for following me! I’ll read your blog as well. I miss acupuncture and can’t wait to start it up again.

    • Hi! Thanks for checking things out! I have a relative with MS and am really appreciative of your shared journey. Thank you for providing such a great resource- personal story is truly powerful. Do you have any advice for helping people try acupuncture who may be reluctant? Just curious!
      Best,
      Beth

      • Sorry I missed this until now. Is the reluctance because of a fear of the procedure or lack of confidence in it’s effectiveness? I wasn’t afraid of needles because I have to give myself a shot every day. The needlarafat acupuncture are quite thin and they didn’t hurt. Occasionally she would hit a spot that pinched a little but mostly no pain at all. I am still not sure if it actually wil cure me, but I do know it relaxes me greatly and that in itself is important for preventing relapses. It’s a great stress reducer and again opening blockages is key. If the reluctance is something that cannot be overcome, I’d suggest acupressure, which contains no needles and can also be effective.

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