The Path into health and healing can be a straight, clear line, but often it isn’t. Many of us spend our early careers trying on many other hats while we seek a viable way to make a living. As alternative healing practices have found their footing in our country, many of us find our way to our true calling. Today, we’re talking with Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist Zoe Fallian about Oriental Healing Modalities and the path to practice.

We discussed an article published on theBMJ. com (The British Medical Journal online) entitled “Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study” about the effect eating chili peppers and other spicy foods has on health and lifespan.

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed a question from a listener on herbs for menstruation and the fertility cycle.

Annette “Zoe” Fallian, LAc

“I moved to Portland from Chicago in 2010 to complete a Masters program in Traditional Chinese Medicine. My plan was to stay in Portland for the duration of the program and then move somewhere back in the Midwest to start a practice. But Portland grew on me and I became part of an amazing community which would be very difficult to leave. So for now, Portland is home to me, my dogs Pasha and Anoush, and my cat Peeshig.

I am certified as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) by the Oregon Medical Board and as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. I hold a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the highly respected Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland and a certificate in Asian Body Work (Tui Na and Shiatsu) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.

By understanding the unique circumstances and healthcare needs of each of my patients, I work to create individualized treatment plans to find and correct the underlying causes of imbalance in the body. Education and cooperation are essential in order to stay on the path of health and wellness.”

Find Zoe on www.eugenewellness.com or on Facebook as Annette Zoe Fallian or email her at zoe@lifewellbalanced.com.

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