In This Issue:
Some Clinic News to Share
Some of you may already know of the departure of Catherine Travis, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dilp.Ac. She had an opportunity to move back to Portland to be closer to her family and the support system that she needs.

Catherine will now split her practice between Arizona and Oregon, and is available at ilumina periodically throughout the year.

The first of her return will be:
  • March 7 through March 14
  • June 15 through July 3
If you would like to schedule with her, please call the office.

How Chinese Medicine Helps With Hashimoto's Disease   

A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine stated, "Cases of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and their immune function and thyroid function were observed. It was found that Chinese Medicine was able to reduce the thyroid antibodies in the peripheral blood of the patients with hypothyroidism and to recover their thyroid function."  


Treating patients with Chinese Medicine can help lower anti-thyroid antibodies and regulate thyroid function.

It is essential to keep the body-balanced. Discussing these concerns with your Chinese Medicine practitioner may help you take control of your thyroid health.  


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ilumina Welcomes a New Practitioner
Charlene Hagner, M.Ac.,L.Ac. is the newest addition to the highly educated and professional acupuncturists at ilumina.

"My goal is to create a restorative environment within the human body, so healing can naturally occur. I am constantly inspired by the healing power of this medicine, and the infinite possibilities, and opportunities to restore internal well-being."

She is Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbology by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; a nationally top rated accredited school in Portland, Oregon.

Charlene is a compassionate and skillful practitioner with a desire to help her patients. She provides successful acupuncture treatments for a variety of conditions including:
  • Pain Management
  • Fertility support
  • Arthritis
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Women's and Men's Health
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Gastrointestinal issues
Using Massage Therapy During Pregnancy
Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress and relieve muscle tension. Massage during pregnancy can also do the same.

Research is proving that prenatal massage is an important part of prenatal care. Studies indicate that massage performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.


Prenatal massage can be received at any point during the first, second or third trimesters. It is important to seek a trained, experienced Massage Therapist that is aware of the sensitive pressure points that can stimulate pelvic muscles, including the uterus.


We have many different options to accommodate our prenatal clients wishing to receive prenatal massage at ilumina. Audrey will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire massage and address your specific needs throughout your pregnancy.

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