Services Available at Family Care




Acupuncture is probably the most popular technique in the Chinese Medical system. Acupuncture is placing small, sterile, single use needles into the skin at specific places on the body to produce a healing affect. Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that can provide relief from many common ailments. While the complete bio-medical mechanism of acupuncture is not well understood, Acupuncture has been proven to benefit and improve may conditions.


Moxibustion, or moxa, is a warming treatment that involves buring a plant called mugwart over the body.  There are a variety of moxa techniques and tools that can be used during a treatment.  Moxibustion is used to treat many different conditions including arthritis, stress, shingles, muscle pain, bone pain, menstrual pain, and weak digestion.  Moxa treatment is painless and relaxing, and is often combined with Acupuncture during an appointment.


Cupping is a technique that involves the suction of glass cups to the skin.  The cups can be applied in a variety of ways during your appointment, and can be used on most places of the body.  Cupping can benefit many different conditions including, asthma and cough, colds and flus, muscle pain, and stress.  Cupping treatment is very comfortable and relaxing, and can be combined with Acupuncture during an appointment.

Manual Therapies:

TuiNa is a Chinese Massage Style that is used in this clinic.  TuiNa is a musculo-skeletal focused massage that is effective for treating body pain.  TuiNa techniques used here include deep stretching, traction, and tissue work.  TuiNa Massage Techniques may be combined with Acupuncture during your appointment.


Guasha is a bodywork technique that involves rubbing various tools across the skin to treat the soft tissues of the body.  Guasha treatment can be mild or strong depending on the condition being treated, and a variety of different tools, ranging from jade to Guasha spoons are used.  Guasha can be used for many conditions including muscle pain, coughs and colds, and headaches.  Guasha can be combined with Acupuncture during your appointment.

Essential Oil Therapy:

Essential Oils have a long history of medicinal use in many cultures around the world.  There are historical records that indicate aromatic plant oils have been used in Ancient Egypt, China, India, Rome, and Greece for hundreds to thousands of years.  


At Family Care, essential oils are used in a variety of ways during treatment, including topical application, diffusion in the treatment room, and/or inhalation therapy. Natalie Mich LAc is a certified “Aroma AcuPoint Therapy Practitioner” through Snow Lotus.  


Click here for more information about Aroma AcuPoint Therapy.

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Family Care Acupuncture and Health Center
1300 John Adams St
Ste 119 
Oregon City, OR 97045