Mushroom Tea

Kombucha (a.k.a. “mushroom tea”, named after its process where the bacteria and yeast form a mushroom-like film on the surface of the liquid) is fermented sweetened tea, is rich in probiotics and antioxidants, which benefit your gut. Once the fermentation is complete, it will contain vinegar, B vitamin, and cellulose-producing bacteria, which protect your cells. […]

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Cupping Therapy

“Cupping Therapy (CT) is an ancient method and currently used in the treatment of a broad range of medical conditions. Nonetheless the mechanism of action of (CT) is not fully understood.” Here are 4 effects on how cupping works: Pain reduction Anti-inflammatory and Increased Blood Circulation Immunomodulation Hematological Adjustment Source: The medical perspective of cupping […]

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Cold Pasta

Pasta is very delicious, but sadly its not the healthiest food to help us become slimmer. When pasta is digested in our stomach, it is broken down and absorbed as simple sugars. This causes glucose level to sky-rocket. However, there is a way to alter the pasta to make you body digest it more like […]

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The Baby Has Arrived!

A warm welcome to the fourth member of the Lilac Wellness family – Theodore (Teddy) Li! Teddy was born last week on Wednesday (June 19) at 5:34 P.M., he’s 7 lbs. 3 oz.. Feast your eyes on these adorable pictures of little Teddy, enjoy!

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Interstitium

With all of the modern technology today, it seems unbelievable that it’s possible to discover a new organ – the interstitium. This new discovery of the fluid- filled organ holds much potential for greater understanding of the human body. Watch the video below!

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Achoo!

Ah.. achoo! Ah, allergies. Spring is beautiful but allergy makes it hard for some of us to enjoy it. Pollen is the suspect. They’re pesky but no worries, there are ways for you to counter them and still be able to enjoy the spring season. The Willamette Valley in Oregon has one of the highest […]

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Memorial Day Hours

Hello everyone, thank you for your support at Lilac and Wellness! Please feel free to leave a nice review on us in Google. Next Monday on Memorial Day, we have limited hours from 9AM to 2PM. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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A Holistic Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is a very serious national issue that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.  An estimates of total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year. The misuse of and addiction to opioids has lead to a national issue. Many adults […]

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Acupuncture to Relieve of Migraine

Migraine is a common neurological disorder that is described as a moderate to sever pain; it can be throbbing, concentrated to one side of the head, and could include light and/or noise sensitivity. Acupuncture could be used as an alternative treatment to help with patient who may have side effects from medications, and for others […]

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Maternity Leave

Hello everyone! Jenna, our counselor, will be going on maternity leave in mid June. Because of this she will not be able to take in new patients. Please check back with us around late 2019 or early 2020, thank you for your understanding. 😊🤰

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Thank you Marion Polk Medical Society!

A big thank you to Marion Polk Medical Society and Heather Rayhorn for writing about us in the article Taking Health Care Out of the Box published in December 2018. Medical practices vary and the article mentioned how medicine work best as an integrative model, called complimentary medicine. From the magazine Chart Notes, it highlights […]

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Rosie the Nosy Alpaca

Last Friday evening we had a special guest appearance- Rosie the Nosy Alpaca! One of our patients brought in their adorable alpaca for us. Rosie’s age wasn’t specified, but she is a teenager at the moment. Fun fact about Rosie: when she is mad, she likes to stomp her hooves to express her anger.

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Counseling vs Psychiatry

Psychological counseling and psychiatry are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both are mental health professionals– their area of expertise is the mind and the way it affects behavior and well-being. But there are differences between them, people sometimes find those differences confusing, especially when they are looking for help. Click on the link to read and […]

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Welcome Tom Stuck!

Recently, we welcomed Tom Stuck as our newest staff member here at Lilac Wellness and Counseling. He previously worked at Kaiser Permanente as a clinical supervisor for alcohol and drug services for 22 years before retiring in 2008, for the first time. After realizing that he needs for fulfillment than just being in fun activities, […]

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Relieve of Pain Through Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used in to treat many conditions and relieve pain. Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific “acupoints”; this relieves pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. This practice is generally quite safe. The advent of single-use, sealed needle packages has all but eliminated […]

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❤ Valentine’s Day Massage & Acupuncture Special ❤

Looking for a relaxing gift for yourself or significant other? We are offering a gift certificate that includes 1 hour of massage or acupuncture for $50 per session. This may be purchased through phone call or in person. This offer must be bought before February 14 and it’s valid up to 1 year. Happy Valentine’s […]

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Mushrooms

Healthy facts about mushrooms: They’re packed with nutritional value such as vitamin B and potassium. Boost your immune system. Mushroom contain lectins which can help fight cancer cells by labeling abnormal cells for destruction They can improve your digestion by promoting good bacteria in your stomach. Source: Mushrooms Have Stunning Powers to Heal People and […]

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