Experience one of our therapeutic bodywork sessions for immediate relief and lasting results.

These sessions typically combine cupping, gua sha, craniosacral therapy, acupressure, or shiatsu massage. These sessions benefit people who have compromised immunity, chronic fatigue, acute or chronic pain, and those who have very high needle sensitivity.

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Cupping and Gua sha

Commonly practiced in sports medicine clinics to alleviate pain from muscle sprains, strains, and shortens recovery time after intensive training or competitive events.

Cupping involves the application of glass suction cups to large areas such as the back, shoulders, legs, or arms.

Gua sha involves the use of a wide, flat tool to apply sweeping pressure across the tissue.

These treatments are commonly performed on the back, neck, and shoulders. Together they improve blood flow to the tissue, dissolve adhesions, and provide relief from chronic aches and pain.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Cranio-sacral therapy treatments balance the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

CSF is produced in the brain and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. When the flow of fluid is restricted it inhibits the function of the nervous system and creates disharmony between the body and mind.

Symptoms include headaches, mood swings, pain, low energy, changes in appetite, and more.

This therapy involves very subtle physical adjustments to the head and neck that result in immediate relaxation of both deep and superficial muscle tissue. This allows the fluid to flow more freely and alleviates symptoms in a gentle and minimally invasive way.

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Check out our FAQ page where we answer the most common questions people have about our holistic health services.

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Curious to learn more about how cupping, gua sha, or craniosacral therapy works, and how it can help you? Check out our blogs on this topic.

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Check out the Pricing and Packages Portion of our FAQ page to find pricing for individual services.


"Sarah has been the kindest and most caring soul I have ever met. I have been through many doctors with a complicated health situation.

The first visit I had she took me in and cared for me as if I were a family member. She is very gentle and listens very meticulously. I wouldn't go to anyone else after seeing her. Over the past few months, I've started to see improvement. She has been an incredible encouragement. I recommend her to anyone looking for a skilled and caring acupuncturist."


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Manager of a Business Development Center (Overland Park, KS)

Tim Nelson, L.Ac. has been a godsend to me. As a cancer survivor and joint replacement recipient, I rely on regular visits for ongoing care and maintenance. He takes time to listen carefully to my words and their underlying currents and meanings. And I appreciate his ability and skill in both being able to offer a variety of treatments, and to explain how what he is doing is bringing balance to my body. Some of his treatments include acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs and salves, heat, massage, and meditation. I must say that I have never been in better health than these past few years of being under his care.


Teacher, Portland, OR

"As an active trainer in the aerial arts and hand balancing I put my body through a lot on a daily basis. My visits with Sarah at Ancient Fern have become an absolute necessity!  Her needle work and cupping always calm my angry muscles and her herbal concoctions were a miracle worker on my angry digestion issues. She even helped me sort out some confusing insurance hiccups along the way! Appointments with Sarah always leave me feeling calm and grounded and I've already sent several of my friends her way!"

Sarah M.

athlete, circus and movement arts enthusiast

"I have some complex physical issues. The team at Ancient Fern have helped me skillfully navigate my path to health. They are extremely knowledgeable in acupuncture and natual medicine. They have supported me with my chronic knee pain, back issues and general health challenges. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone."


Owner of a Web Development Company, Portland, OR

"Tim Nelson is warm, intuitive and an incredibly good listener. That he is then able to parlay that into effective treatment makes his perspective on healing in actuality a blueprint for living. Lucky me!"


Child Advocate, Rancho Mirage, CA

"I have been seeing Tim off and on for the last year or so for various treatments. Every Spring and Summer I am pretty debilitated by my allergies. This season, with Tim’s help I didn’t have any major issues and was able to minimize the amount of medications that I would typically have to take. Additionally, Tim has helped me get back to work from a very painful neck injury. He does a great job of listening and asking pointed questions to get to the root of issues.

Tim takes time to talk to you about your concerns and expectations, and does a great job treating you holistically rather than just chasing symptoms."


Nurse, Portland, OR