IEP was established in Portland,
Oregon in 1992 as a division of the Institute for Traditional Medicine
(ITM). We offer low-cost, traditional-style medical services including:
acupuncture, moxibustion, shiatsu (Japanese massage), herbal formulas,
and nutritional supplements. Treatments at IEP are intended to be an
adjunct to standard medical care that is received elsewhere. The clinic
presents a format for treatments that is different from most private
practices, as outlined below.
IEP is a medical specialty clinic where therapy is offered primarily for patients with cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke recovery, chronic pain, and HIV infection.
- The clinic is a group practice, in which patients may, over time,
receive treatments from the various practitioners. Although you will
be assigned a lead practitioner to oversee your case, during individual
visits to the clinic you may consult with the other practitioners
There are two private treatment rooms available, and 3 tables in
a common area. This is modeled after the typical Chinese clinical
setting, so that you may interact with practitioners and patients
who are participating in the treatment program.
- The treatment costs are partly subsidized by ITM, allowing you to
obtain the level of treatment you need at a modest cost. Services
are either offered on the basis of a monthly fee that includes all
prescribed treatments and supplements (additional supplements may
be obtained at discount prices) or on the basis of a per-visit fee
with supplements and shiatsu available at a discount price. The fee
structure depends on the program in which you are enrolled.
Through this clinic structure,
patients are able to come to the clinic frequently, and are able to
receive the full range of prescribed herbs and nutritional supplements.
Herbs and Supplements
Chinese herbal preparations and nutritional supplements,
most of them in tablet form designed specially for ITM, are provided
to the majority of patients. It is common to receive two Chinese
herbal formulas: one that is specific for the disease condition
being treated, and one that is specific for the individual symptoms
or constitution. Clients will also often receive two nutritional
supplements: one providing a broad spectrum of nutrients, and one
specific for the disorder being treated.
To enroll as a patient in IEP, one should
first consider whether the offering is suited to your needs. Generally,
- Have one of the disorders that is a specialty of the clinic
(call with any questions).
Be willing and able to come for treatments on a regular basis,
usually once per week
- Be willing to take the supplements if prescribed.
- We kindly ask that you stop by the clinic to make sure
the facility meets your requirements.
- Read more about the clinic in Welcome to IEP and Therapeutic Journey at IEP then call 503-233-2101 during clinic hours (it is best to call at times other than Monday or Tuesday morning) to arrange for your initial appointment.
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