Summer Newsletter

~Happy nearly Summer!~
I can't believe that the Summer Solstice is a day away on June 20th. I hope you can take time to notice the beauty that surrounds you--nature is so abundant and restorative.

I have two important announcements.
I will be offering a Summer Special ~ 6 Community Acupuncture Treatment for $100~ This is much like buying 5 treatments and getting one free.  You can buy up to 3 of these specials.  If you can't make it inbefore the end of June, just give me a call/email and I can get you set up.

The second announcement is bittersweet... I will no longer be offering acupuncture onWednesdays at my clinic.  My last Wednesday will be July 12th and the following Wednesday, July 19th I will be offer community acupuncture at Luna Chiropractic & Wellness.  This is where I have been working on Thursdays.  I am excited to be offering community acupuncture there a second day of the week and to offer early morning hours starting at 8:30am.  Luna also has FREE childcare in the amazing Sprout Center!  You just need to call ahead or schedule online to reserve space:  (503) 289-1390.

This was a hard decision for me, but one that was necessary financially--Wednesdays just didn't pick up like I needed them to.  On the other hand, I am excited to announce that my Monday acupuncture shift is thriving!! In fact I recommend that you make an appointment versus trying for a walk-in appointment.

To my Wednesday regulars:  I hope you can continue to see me either on Mondays at my studio or Wednesday/Thursday at Luna. For all of my patients that come see me at Luna on a Wednesday or Thursday... their first treatment is FREE!  I will have the free cards at my clinic on the front desk.  After that, appointments for community are $30 a session or a pre-pay option is available--4 treatments for $100.

To schedule a Wednesday or Thursdayappointment with me at Luna,
click here.

My hours at Luna starting July 19th:
Wednesdays 8:30-11am (last appointment 10am) for community and 11am-1pm for individual treatments. 
Thursdays 9:30am-2:00pm (last appointment 1:00) for community.
Luna Chiropractic & Wellness
333 NE Russell ST Suite 200
(503) 289-1390

Unfortunately,  there is no elevator in this historic building and we are located on the second floor.

My hours at Happy Belly Acupuncture starting July 19th:
Mondays 10am-2:00pm

  Current Hours:  Mondays & Wednesdays 10-2 at Happy Belly Acupuncture

Thank you for your continued support! As life continues to change and offer me new ways to treat patients, it is my goal to bring my patients the best possible healing.  I do believe that joining Luna for an additional day will allow me to do this.  Please reach me with any questions or concerns.

Lindsey Dority
200 NE 20th Ave Suite 160
Portland, OR97232
(503) 926-7985 Ext 3


Fall Newsletter

Happy Fall!
I recently had the chance to get out of the city and road trip into rural south-central Oregon. It was great to gain some perspective and refresh the senses (no car traffic, loud noises, and crisp and fresh air). The location was very remote and I am pretty sure that cattle outnumbered people. Getting out into such a solitary place helped me feel rejuvenated about what is important to me in life.
Also, it helped me to take stock of what
I am ready to let go of this Fall.

This is vital and pertinent right now as Fall in Chinese Medicine represents the organ teamof Lung and Large Intestine. The Lung takes in the fresh pure air, while the Large Intestine eliminates the waste. If these organs are not in harmony it may manifest in our bodies as sadness, depression, bronchitis, easily catching colds, allergies, cough, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea to name a few.

I encourage you to take advantage of this auspicious time to take stock of what is important to you and what you are ready to let drop off your map. This can be as simple as going through a closet and donating clothes to letting go of a particular behavior that is n0 longer serving your highest good. Acupuncture isa great tool.
Call or text (503) 484-5402 or email to schedule.


  • Soak feet at night in warm water to help you sleep more deeply.
  • We need a bit more sleep in the winter so best to try and turn in earlier.
  • Eat warmer foods, avoid too many cold/raw veggies, roast your root veggies, eat white-colored foods like apple and pear to nourish the lungs.
  • Take your Vitamin D, unless you are able to soak up the sun for 15min.
  • If you do end up catching a bug pump up your immune system with some good herbs, I like Kick-It Immunity by Wish Garden--and COME GET ACUPUNCTURE---it will help you avoid getting sick as well as shorten the durationof your cold!

A bit of exciting news--I will be offering community acupuncture on Thursdays at Luna Wellness starting 10/27.  Luna Wellness isa collaboration of wellness practitioners including chiropractors, ND's and LMT's who specialize in working with mom's.  An amazing thing about this space is that we will be offering child care for $5.00 every week. This is HUGE! Also, first day on 10/27 is only $10!  There are a few openings left, call 503-289-1390 to schedule.

Thank you for making it to the bottom of my newsletter. I hope to see you soon!
Lindsey Dority
happy belly acupuncture

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Spring For Self-Care

Spring for Self-Care!

Do you practice good self-care?  In this newsletter I explore what self-care is and how to nurture this daily practice in your own life.
On a side note, Happy Belly Acupuncture will be OPEN on Memorial Day-Monday May 30th. Acupuncture can assist with releasing old emotions.  This can be a wonderful part of self-care.  Emotional release is something I am open to helping you with and is something I enjoy doing.

I hope to see you!     (503) 926-7985 ext. 3 or


Self-care can be described as any intentional action to take care of your physical, mental,and emotional health. Self-care is preventative medicine and often means taking health care into your own hands.  If you are not taking care of yourself—who will?  If your foundation is not well cared for, cracks emerge that are small at first, but if not tended can lead to serious problems.

You are important and worthy of great self-care.

Below are quotes from friends, patients and my exercise instructor.  I asked them to explain to me what self-care meant to them and quickly learned self-care is unique to every person.

“Self care is taking the time to feed your soul.”

"When I am on it, for me it is recognizing my needs are as important as everyone else’s. Trying to do something daily which is why my Biddy the bike has been so impactful in my life. She lets me feel my body move!”

“Self care to me is listening to what my body really needs.  Sometimes it’s exercising when I just don’t fell like it, other times, it’s saying no to plans and staying home and resting, and some days it’s eating chocolate and drinking wine.”
Self care for me was way at the bottom of the barrel before.  But then I realized self-care is really kid care, family care, work care, whatever.  Exercise gives me total focus on me, which I rarely get out of class.”
“Self care is the ability to take the gifts my community of practitioners provide and my own agency to empower myself through healthful choices and lifelong knowledge.”
“Getting good sleep, eating nourishing food. I practice curiosity and self-forgiveness, which helps me engage the world with a sense of worthiness; I practice courage, and vulnerability and resilience! I practice honest conversations and listening up! I like my quiet time to think, cook, and garden. I also seek out funny stuff to laugh about, clips, shows, or a movie, laughing is one of my daily vitamins, Vit. L"

You can make a go-to list for yourself and put it somewhere visible.  Here is my current self-care list:
1. Exercise-long walks or jogs, exercise classes.
2. Meditation- first thing when I wake up, before I check my email, for about 10 min. I love this free app called Insight Timer.
3. Journaling- before I go to bed it helps me empty everything out and I sleep better.
4. Epsom salt baths-help me envision that allI no longer need is seeping from my body, emptying into the bath, down the drain--it is a great emotional release for the day.
5. Acupuncture-not only does acupuncture treat certain conditions, it also helps to take the edge of life. Afterwards, I am always more relaxed and better equipped to deal with whatever comes my way.
6. Positive self talk-helps me to battle negative thoughts. Also, it's helpful to focus on something else if I am ruminating on negativity.
7. Sleep- before 10pm.  I try and give myself an early bedtime and stick to it. When I am not doing a good job with this one, I feel my foundation is unsteady.

Wishing you a happy week and I look forward to working with you.

Thank you.
Lindsey Dority LAc
(503) 926-7985 ext 3