We are an integrative medicine collaborative, and we want to be your neighborhood clinic for holistic healthcare in southeast Portland. Serving the surrounding Division, Brooklyn, Sellwood and Ladd’s Addition neighborhoods, we shine in treating pain management, women’s health and pediatric care for acute and chronic conditions.
Nestled within the historic Ford Building of Southeast Portland, The Wildfire Clinic is a small but mighty holistic health care collaborative. Our independent practitioners provide excellence in full spectrum integrative medicine.
The Ford Building
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 268
Portland, OR 97202
Su by appointment and event
For thousands of years, acupuncture was the primary form of medical care across the Eastern world. Acupuncture treats the system by causing the body to respond to the insertion of small pins placed in your body. This, in turn, causes a healing response to occur. Recent research indicates the connective tissue, or fascia, as the main tissue to transmit the lightning quick healing information transmitted during an acupuncture session. As a result of receiving acupuncture, patients tend to report increased feelings of well-being.
There are dozens of Classical Chinese herbal formulas hundreds or even over a thousand years old. When a medicine has proven it’s worth for centuries, it sticks around. Chinese herbal medicine can be taken in many different forms from pills to granules (that can be adjusted to fit your constitution) or teas to topical. according to your signs and symptoms, and not according to Western disease diagnosis. There is a synergy and sophistication to herbal formulas makes them more versatile than the use of single herbs.
Massage in our clinic can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with acupuncture. Whether your preferences are for a deep tissue massage, like Tuina, a more energetic approach, like Shiatsu, or a Swedish or a Structural Integrative approach, we aim to make your healing process as powerful or as gentle as possible. Massage is one way to more quickly heal your body from acute or chronic pain, accidents, and injury.
All of our board certified practitioners are committed to utilizing evidence-based medicine and are committed to balancing a patient-centered model of care with modern healthcare interventions. We respect all modalities that support the individual, social groups and communities to achieve appropriate therapies. We integrate and communicate with other doctors and specialists to establish a treatment care plan that optimizes your wellness and meets your needs.
Nutritional therapies take front and center in any comprehensive integrative health plan. One of the three foundational pillars of health involves a proper diet, alongside adequate sleep and activity. Not only limited to suggestions about food, this can also include special diets, medicinal recipes and functional medicine testing to learn more about the foods that may be right for you. Sometimes you might just need someone to focus on what to eat. We can do that, too.
Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who serve in all areas of medicine. They are trained under a holistic philosophy that emphasizes the body’s capacity for self-healing, the relationship between body structure and function, and the acknowledgment that health exists within the mind, body, and spirit. In addition to completing the same rigorous medical training as allopathic medical doctors (MDs), DOs also spend hundreds of hours learning manual diagnostic and treatment techniques for all areas of the body.
Pediatric services in our clinic are wide-ranging and comprehensive, treating conditions from infancy clear into young-adulthood. Newborns can benefit from gentle, non-retained needle (in and out acupuncture), as well as craniosacral treatments and non-insertive acupuncture techniques such as Tuina and Shonishin. Mostly children (alongside their parents) get to decide for themselves which Chinese Medicine techniques they will try. For primary care needs, we can offer episodic or long-term osteopathic family medicine services.
Over the counter supplements like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other blends including common Western herbs can help you take a shortcut to your optimal health. When it comes to knowing which supplements are ideal for you the standards usually involves a bit of trial and error. For our patients who would like more support, referrals for testing can be made to find out what might be best for your body. Always, we strive to provide you top of the line products at our lowest cost possible.
We welcome you to our site, and look forward to you visiting us in our lovely clinic.