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Understanding & Treating Lyme Disease: The Facts You Need to Know

May 29, 2018

Lyme disease is unfortunately one of the most misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and mistreated disorders in the United States. In today’s article, the experienced physicians at Urban Wellness Group share their expertise and approach to treating Lyme disease using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and IV therapy.
 
If you or someone you know is suffering from unexplained symptoms or believe that your Lyme disease ...

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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) right for me?

April 13, 2018

Here at Urban Wellness Group, our physicians have been hearing from so many people who are interested in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). But many aren’t sure if it’s right for them. In today’s post, we’ll explain this incredible technology, how it’s helping our patients, and how to find out if HBOT is right for you.
 
The science is there: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is ...

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Recovering From TBI & Stroke W/ Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

March 8, 2018
The Road to Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury & Stroke Through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
 
 
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has been a common topic in the news recently, often mentioned in discussions of the danger of contact sports like football. But did you know that millions of people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury every year?
 
Slipping on an icy sidewalk, falling off ...

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7 Reasons Why Athletes Benefit From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

January 15, 2018

Photo Credit: Keith Allison on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
What do Michael Phelps, LeBron James, and Tim Tebow have in common? They, along with thousands of other world-class athletes, basketball players, football stars, and Olympians, rely on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve their athletic performance.
In today’s blog post, we’ll look at the reasons why HBOT is a powerful treatment that any ...

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High Dose Vitamin C and HBOT for Cancer

January 2, 2018

 
Ever wondered what HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) and high dose vitamin C IV therapy are? Have you considered either for your cancer treatment? Both can help your body recover and have been shown to be effective parts of cancer treatment plans.
 
In this month’s post, we’ll go over just what HBOT and high dose vitamin C treatments entail and how they might be able to help with ...

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Understanding Neuropathy & Natural Treatments that Work

October 18, 2017
 
 
Do you experience tingling, numbness, sensations of hot or cold, or weakness- particularly in your hands and feet? If so, you might be one of millions of people who suffer from neuropathy and neuropathic pain. In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss the causes of neuropathy, how it can affect your overall health, and take a closer look at a few of the most effective treatments for neuropathy, including ...

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Natural Ways to Treat Sciatica Pain

August 30, 2017

Sciatica pain plagues many people throughout Portland, both young and old. The numbness, tingling, and weakness associated with sciatica pain is a source of constant frustration. For many, their pain can be so severe it diminishes their quality of life.
Natural treatments, as opposed to pain medication or invasive procedures, are an effective method for relieving sciatica pain. A holistic pain relief approach allows ...

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Benefits Of Vitamin C IV Therapy

June 26, 2017

Vitamin C is an essential component of your health and wellness. Unfortunately, your body can’t produce Vitamin C on its own. Foods like oranges, lemons, and red bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C and should be a part of your diet.
Unfortunately, only a small percentage of consumed Vitamin C can be absorbed by our bodies. High doses of Vitamin C can cause gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort. The best way to combat ...

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6 Conditions You Didn't Know Could Be Treated By Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

May 23, 2017
 
 
Your body uses oxygen for all kinds of things. It’s carried in the bloodstream to reach cells throughout your body. The higher oxygen content you have in your system, the better your body’s cells and processes function.
 
Now imagine breathing hyperbaric oxygen, which is 97 percent oxygen at a much higher atmospheric pressure at sea level. If you think fresh air is good for you, think of ...

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5 Common Conditions IV Therapy Can Treat

February 22, 2017

 Sometimes, intravenous (IV) therapy is the best way to get the important nutrients your body needs. This can happen for many reasons. Digestive issues may prevent your body from properly absorbing nutrients. Chronic nausea may make it difficult for you to keep certain foods down.
 
At Urban Wellness Group, IV therapy allows us to deliver nutrients directly into your bloodstream so your body ...

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Understanding & Treating Pain From Bike Accidents & Injuries

September 8, 2016

Nearly 10% of people in Portland commute by bicycle. That’s tens of thousands of commuters biking to their offices every single day! That’s the highest percentage of bike commuters in any major city! Plus, thousands more people ride their bikes for fun, either on the road or on nearby trails.
 
It’s amazing to see so many people being active and enjoying the outdoors on their bicycles. ...

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Personal Injury Protection in Oregon: Answers to Your Questions

July 14, 2016

Earlier this year, a new law went into effect in Oregon that extended and improved coverage for people injured in automobile accidents. One area of the law focused on Personal Injury Protection coverage, something that everyone in Oregon should be familiar with. In today’s post, we’ll talk more about this type of coverage and how it might be able to help you.
 
Let’s get started.
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What to Do in the Hours After a Car Accident

June 3, 2016
Recognizing symptoms of whiplash, back pain, and other common auto injuries
After a car accident, things can feel chaotic. You may be dealing with stress and pain, and it’s hard to know what to do.
In the United States, one out of every three car accidents results in an injury. Some injuries are painful right away; others take hours, days, or even months to appear.
If you’ve recently been in an accident, ...

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Considering Getting the Flu Vaccine? Know the Facts Before You Act

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Kelly Jennings
November marks the onset of flu season, when people begin to wonder whether to get flu shots. In general, I don\'t think healthy adults & children need them. There are many safe alternatives to prevent the need for the flu shot; you should certainly be well-informed and know your options. Come into the clinic for a free consultation to learn more.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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The Director's Corner

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Jason Zabell
 
Greetings and happy holidays to our patients and extended community. I would like to sincerely thank the members of our community for your support, encouragement, and continued business since we opened our doors on January 1st of 2008. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you all during our first year of business. Now, more than three hundred new patients later, we are about to ...

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What are Food Sensitivities and How do they Affect You?

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Marcea Wiggins
 
Allergic reactions mediated by mast cells occur everywhere in the body. Mast cells line the entire digestive tract, all the mucus membranes of the mouth, throat, nose and lungs, along blood vessels and in the skin. When an allergen is encountered, antibodies get produced which then bind to the outside of the mast cells. Mast cells, which have antibodies attached to them, then become “sensitized.” ...

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Sustainability in Medicine

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Kelly Jennings
At Urban Wellness, we are doing our best to be sustainable and promote this value in our practice and with our patients. You’ve already heard about our low VoC (non-toxic) paints, our use of renovated hardware, and our commitment to local businesses. You’ve heard that most of our docs and staff bike or walk to work.
What you may not know is that naturopathic and Chinese medicine has ...

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Radiancy Skin Station

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Marcea Wiggins
 
UWG is now offering dermatological treatments with Radiancy Skin Station Including Hair Removal, Acne Clearance, Skin Rejuvenation!!!
 
In our commitment to excellence in holistic primary care and to offering a wide range of the best that nature and cutting edge science has to offer, we are happy to introduce the Radiancy Skin Station to UWG.
 
Keeping with our philosophy of utilizing ...

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Welcome Tito to Urban Wellness Group

April 11, 2011
Dynamic Balancing
Utilizing Sports Massage, Muscle Energy Technique, and peppering it all with a little bit of Thai Massage, Tito has developed over his 10 year tenure as a massage therapist, a technique that is effective, dynamic, and feels great! One of the particulars is that Tito’s clients wear comfortable clothes to their sessions with him, because there is a lot of movement, stretching and mobilization of ...

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Weight Loss - An Issue We Love to Ignore

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Kelly Jennings
 
No one likes to talk about it, but almost everyone is thinking about it. Lots of New Year’s resolutions center on that last 5 or 10 pounds gained over the holidays. Maybe you’ve got more you want to lose and now you’re onto Oprah’s latest – the Acai Diet. The cycle repeats itself over and over again.
And it’s no wonder! America is fat! In my mother’s ...

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Acupuncture for Treatment of Auto Injuries

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Jason Zabell
 
Have you ever been in a motor vehicle accident? Do you know anyone who is currently recovering from a MVA? If so, then you are probably familiar with the term “whiplash” and the lasting effects of one of these injuries.
 
Acupuncture can be essential for the healthy recovery from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. The most common complaint from an auto injury ...

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Spring Cleaning? Start from the Inside!

April 11, 2011
Feeling toxic, depleted or just bummed out? Addicted to sugar and carbs? Want to lose 5-10 pounds?
 
The Urban Wellness Spring Cleanse is just around the corner. Join Dr Jennings and others on April 30th for seven days of deep internal cleansing. Call the clinic to find out if a cleanse is right for you. Program includes an initial and final consultation, cleanse support services and three group meetings.
 
Hurry ...

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Adrenal Fatigue - One Reason for Weight Gain?

April 11, 2011
by Dr. Kelly Jennings
 
RB is a 32-year-old female who recently came into the office to discuss her chronic fatigue. As we talked, she described an inability to focus, lack of mental clarity and fatigue throughout the day that was worse after meals. Though she had tried multiple diets over the last three years, she had been unable to lose weight, though she ate little and exercised two times a day. She had been ...

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Treating Acne with Phototherapy by Dr. Marcea Wiggins

April 11, 2011
Acne, pimples, zits, no matter what you call it, acne is a serious, often heartbreaking condition - and nearly 80% of people will suffer from acne at some point in their lives. For some, it is simply annoying. For others, acne is a problem with an often negative impact. Now, light-based phototherapy treatments for acne offer hope to millions of sufferers unwilling or unable to take systemic medications.
A disease of ...

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