I have experienced exercise induced asthma since high school when I joined the track team. Inhalers didn't work and I wanted a way to run without wheezing. I’ve heard about acupuncture but never really felt like I had a reason to check it out, especially because I have a fear of needles. One hot summer day I could barely run 1 mile compared to my usual 3 due to asthma, and I decided to do something about it. I came across Kaz and decided to give him a try.
Meeting with him was great and helped eased my fears. He was very personable and easy to talk to and explained the concept of Qi and about needling specific parts of the body and how they correspond to other parts of the body. All of this I found very interesting.
I was happily surprised the needles didn't hurt. I like going to treatments because I feel so relaxed when I’m there. I love when he uses the TDP (infrared heat) lamp, its like lying on the beach. I seem to float in the lovely space between being asleep and lucid dreaming, and it feels awesome.
Kaz has also helped me with whiplash from a car accident (he takes care of the insurance paperwork so I have time to heal). I’ve also been treated for back aches and running injuries. Kaz has helped me with my diet and is knowledgeable in Chinese Herbal Medicine. I highly recommend Kaz to anyone who is curious as to the benefits of acupuncture. He would thoughtfully explain everything and ease any doubts or fears you may have.
— Becky, Portland
I decided to visit Yin Yang Acu after reading several great reviews about Kaz. All the positive comments couldn't be more accurate. I came to Kaz mainly for the fatigue and joint pain I'd been experiencing in recent months. It's remarkable how much better I feel after just a few treatments. The herb regimen given each week also seems to be spot on, targeting my areas of concern. Kaz was able to break down each of my symptoms and connect different problem areas to one another. Kaz is very skilled and knowledgeable at what he does. And on top of it all, he's by far the most gentle and comfortable acupuncturists I've been to. I would definitely recommend Kaz to anyone seeking improvement in their health. A great experience all around!
— Marci , Portland, OR
I will admit, I was as nervous as they come about Acupuncture. I am a 48-year-old woman with multiple areas of discomfort that have turned into chronic pain. It took me years of having friends and other medical professionals convince me to give it a serious try. In fact, I HAD tried it before, but due to my high anxiety and an ineffective practitioner it had gone very badly. Then I was directed to Kaz by a close, trusted friend who promised my experience would be different this time. He was so very RIGHT!
Kaz started with a thorough evaluation, pinpointing all of the different areas of possible treatment. He was patient and kind and worked through my anxiety through both his technique and his acceptance/kindness. Since we began treatment, I have seen a tremendous improvement in my inner well-being. I was able to come off both anti-depressants and sleep-aids as my overall stress level decreased. When an auto accident exacerbated an already inflamed neck and shoulder he was able to improve the pain from my injuries tremendously through aggressive treatment.
My issues are on-going and I suspect I’ll be in treatment on an as-needed basis for a long time. I find it so helpful to know that Kaz is able to make big difference in my energy levels, my mood and my discomfort. I’m sorry I waited so long to give acupuncture a serious try – but then again, I’m enormously pleased that I waited until someone could direct me to Kaz.
— Allison Anderson, Portland, OR
I’m a 33 year old woman living in Portland, and I’ve been getting Acupuncture treatments from Yin Yang Acupuncture for a couple of months now. For some time now I’ve been dealing with a lot of fatigue, dealing with emotional stress, and recovering from a kidney infection. I cannot say enough good things about Kaz! It is very clear that he sincerely cares about my well-being and does everything he can to enhance it. I feel like he and I are a team in my path to healing and wellness, and it’s not that easy to find that kind of partnership from a health care provider. Since I’ve been getting treatment at Yin Yang Acupuncture, my energy is returning and I’m feeling much more vibrant and healthy. The space there is warm and inviting and Kaz always takes the time to find out how I’m doing week to week before treating me. I look forward to chatting with him before treatment as much as I do the treatment itself. And I always leave feeling more rested, relaxed, and centered than I did when I arrived. Thank you Kaz for being so awesome!
— Erin, Portland
Being treated by Dr. "Kaz" has been a fantastic experience. I had never been treated with acupuncture in the past, and was a little nervous. My worry was unfounded, as the experience was pleasant and relaxing.
I really appreciate the care taken in reviewing my medical history and conditions, as well as my current overall health status. This provided a good baseline and allowed Dr Kaz to treat me accordingly. After several visits I have really been able to fully relax and even fall asleep (or as Dr Kaz says, "drift into accu-zone".
I would recommend his services to anyone interested in getting a holistic view on their overall physical well-being.
— Vidura Stich, Portland
I went to Kaz for neck and back pain. At first I was hesitant because of the needles and a past acupuncture experience, but Kaz was very professional and personable in answering all my questions. The treatment was excellent and eased my condition after just 1 session. Thanks Kaz!
— Tess, Portland
I was scared to have acupuncture treatment. Kaz was wonderful! He was extremely gentle, caring and listened to all my concerns. I highly recommend Kaz. It was the most relaxing experience I've ever had. His treatments helped me so much!
— Julie D, Portland
I came to Kaz limping and frustrated from a series of injuries that seemed to be lingering. I also came with a "less than ideal" past experience of acupuncture. Kaz's intake and diagnostics seemed to find the right direction to take my treatment. I experienced a swift recovery and spasms that had been recurring have stopped. One month later, I feel steady and injury free.
— David, Portland, OR
Kaz gave me a series of acupuncture treatments last summer to relieve pain in my knee and foot. He is now helping me prepare for ovarian surgery. My acupuncture sessions with Kaz help me relax a lot. I leave his NW Portland acupuncture clinic feeling light as air! Kaz has very focused energy and he is kind and professional. I recommend Yin Yang Acupuncture for anyone new to acupuncture who isn't sure how it will feel. Kaz is my third acupuncturist and by far the best. He has put me completely at ease with acupuncture.
— Adelle Lennox, Portland, OR
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