Licensed Acupuncturist Sarah Frances Butler Fan is also NCCAOM certified in herbal medicine as well as acupuncture and provides diet, exercise and lifestyle advice, cupping, gua sha, Tuina and Shiatsu massage as appropriate within the context of the acupuncture session.
Acupuncture is becoming increasingly recognized as a great method of preventative care and a complement to Allopathic (Western) medicine. Frances often has doctors refer patients to acupuncture for headaches, pain, sports injuries, stress or anxiety and digestive disorders as well as other complaints. She also enjoys working alongside Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists and Chiropractors to ensure her patients progress as fast as possible in recovery. Because acupuncture has its roots in traditional East Asian medicine, it can provide a unique way of looking at stubborn conditions that may not have responded well to other therapies in the past.
By treating holistically, the body, mind and emotions are all cared for.
One thing about traveling in China: You never really understand the reason behind half the things that are going on. For example, 7:30 am every morning is bird time. As I walk by the tiny park near our hotel, there are birdcages full of tiny brightly colored birds hanging from the trees or being carried Read more about “The New China Diet” Multiple Sclerosis and Barefoot Doctors[…]
Today I finally arrived on time to the shift by biking with Grant. The traffic was crazy but you get used to it. Road rage is a little more personal on a bike or scooter, so I was glad to see very little of that. In the clinic, our patient with diabetes and foot numbness Read more about Cancer, Diabetes and Shopping! Also, a “Crime Scene”[…]
Day 9: Tuesday September 29, 2010 We took a car from the university to the shift today, so we were only 15 minutes late. Traffic was heavy and riding in a vehicle of any kind of reminds me of the game “crazy taxi” with the way people here drive. I have yet to see a Read more about The socks ARE comfortable[…]
Day 8: Monday September 28, 2010 Today got off to a rainy start, so most of us decided to get taxis to our shifts. The rest of the city must have had the same idea, because we spent a long, long time trying to flag down taxis. Most already had people in them and others Read more about The Great Taxi Crisis of ’10, Dermatology, Chinese Opera and Free Booze[…]
Today I finally got to sleep in late then had a “white breakfast” as usual. I went to a café with an Italian name “La Pavoni” for lunch. La Pavoni – Its in English! They are the closest thing to a Portland coffee shop we’ve found yet, and at reasonable prices. The owner even spoke Read more about Buying Medicine Labeled in a Foreign Language is Fun! Kind of…[…]
Day 6: Saturday September 26, 2010 Freedom! As today was Saturday, we had no clinic and no prearranged tours for once. I was starting to have a stuffy nose and a bit of a cough after being so wet and cold a few days before, but wasn’t about to spend my free time in China Read more about The Money Tree, an Awesome Taxi and Chinese SUV’s[…]
Day 5: Friday September 25, 2010 Chicken Feet Make You Pretty This morning I didn’t have my regular shift again because of the holiday week, so I biked to a new hospital for an herbal medicine shift instead. I didn’t know where we were going, so I was following another member of our group, Read more about Chicken Feet Make You Pretty[…]
Day 4: Thursday September 24, 2010 Dr Qiao was still on holiday for the autumn moon festival today, but I didn’t want to miss out on any learning opportunities, so I attended an acupuncture shift at a different hospital. It soon became obvious that the way Dr. Qiao practiced acupuncture was very different from the Read more about The “Elf Service Bank”, A Different Needling Style and Running Away[…]
Day 3: Wednesday September 23, 2010 No shifts today. As the fifteenth day of the eighth month by the Chinese calendar, there is a national holiday for the autumn moon festival. This festival dates back over 3,000 years to the Shang dynasty. Our self dubbed “Chinese Father”, Dr. Wang, took the day to show Read more about On wet socks, nuns and the lovesickness carrying pavilion[…]
Day 2: Tuesday September 22, 2010 Wildlife, Foosball and Moon Cakes I woke this morning at 6:30am feeling quite comfortable and reluctant to leave my bed. Sleep still in my eyes, I stumbled into the bathroom to wash my face and brush my hair. As I was doing so, I noticed movement on the wall Read more about 2nd Day of Clinic[…]