May is Mental Health Month


By Dr. Peter Addy, PhD Wow, life sure can be hard right now. I feel like I have less to do, and also more to do at the same time. It can be more difficult to focus my mental and physical energy, especially when Netflix and the couch are so close by and inviting (I’m [...]

May is Mental Health Month2021-05-03T13:03:45-07:00

Reiki for Body, Emotions, Mind and Spirit


Reiki is a form of healing energy that exists throughout the universe. In recent times it has been classified as a biofield therapy; a biofield is the field of energy that surrounds and interpenetrates the human body, or any biological body. Therapies such as Reiki are noninvasive modalities in which the practitioner works with the [...]

Reiki for Body, Emotions, Mind and Spirit2021-05-01T10:33:55-07:00

Recipe – Green Goddess Smoothie


By Dr Chelsea Eilts, ND, LAc This delicious, healthy Green Goddess Smoothie is a great way to start the day or refresh yourself after a workout. This recipe is gluten-free, without added sugars. Substitutions are suggested for folks who are vegan. This smoothie is loaded with healthy nutrients to do your body and mind some [...]

Recipe – Green Goddess Smoothie2021-04-01T15:37:17-07:00

Elecampane, a Better Bitter for Coughs & Digestion


By Dr Chelsea Eilts, ND, LAc Elecampane (Latin name Inula helenium) is a biennial garden herb that is described as bitter, pungent, salty, and warming. Most often, Elecampane is used to clear up phlegm from the chest and stimulate digestion. You can find this herb in different forms, including bulk dry herb, tincture (of infused [...]

Elecampane, a Better Bitter for Coughs & Digestion2021-04-01T15:40:12-07:00

What You Should Know About Brain Injuries


By Dr Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Over 5 million Americans (just over 2% of the population) currently live with a disability resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries are unpredictable in their consequences. A brain injury affects who we are, the way we think, act, and feel. It [...]

What You Should Know About Brain Injuries2021-03-02T09:27:06-08:00

Been in an Accident?


What to do if you are in a motor vehicle accident. Millions of car accidents happen every year and the Portland Metro area has one of the worst car accident rates of any city in the US. According to Allstate insurance company Portland is 181 out 200 cities ranked for accidents.  If you are in [...]

Been in an Accident?2020-09-08T15:55:08-07:00



Summer is almost here so it’s time to talk about sunscreen. Sunscreens usually come with a sun protection factor (SPF) rating that measures how much protection they offer. An SPF 15 rating means that only ​1⁄15 of the burning parts of sunlight, the UV rays, reach the skin. Research has shown that using sunscreen [...]


Allergy Season


by Dr. Greg Lamont-Mitchell It’s allergy season again and it’s predicted to be a bad year for allergy sufferers. Over the past few years there has been an increase in intensity and duration of allergy season due to climate change. But don’t fear, at Emerge we have an arsenal of treatments available to help defeat [...]

Allergy Season2020-03-17T07:40:58-07:00

Chiropractic, Then & Now


According to the American Chiropractic Association, ‘D.D. Palmer performed the initial chiropractic adjustment in September 1895. Palmer examined a janitor who had become deaf 17 years prior after he felt something “give” in his back. Palmer examined the area and gave a crude “adjustment” to what was felt to be a misplaced vertebra in the [...]

Chiropractic, Then & Now2020-03-17T07:41:25-07:00

Seasonal Affective Disorder


If you have noticed a pattern between feeling depressed and the particular time of year, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. For example, you may notice that you get depressed every fall or winter and that the depression disappears in the spring. Less commonly, a person gets depressed every summer and feels better in the [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder2020-03-17T07:41:50-07:00

Detoxification: Finding a Healthier You


Detoxification includes the ways our bodies identify, neutralize, and eliminate things that are unhealthy for us. These include physical substances such as toxins and pollutants from our environment, by-products from the chemical processes that keep us alive and emotions, mental states and behaviors that are unhealthy like repressed emotions or substance abuse. We live in [...]

Detoxification: Finding a Healthier You2020-03-17T07:42:05-07:00
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