While Portland’s been sunnier than usual these last couple of days it’s still perfectly cold and just right for a discussion of Eastern thoughts on winter. What winter represents is… Read More


Healthy digestion is fundamental to our physical, mental, and emotional wellness.  While Western medicine tends to see digestion as the mechanisms by which we process food, Eastern healing traditions take… Read More

Hi Everyone

This is Peter Borten.  I’m a co-owner of the Dragontree and I practice acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition here.  I will be blogging regularly on medical topics, mostly pertaining to… Read More

Remember to Breathe

I started yoga again last week after a long hiatus.  The hiatus wasn’t due to injury.  It was purely based on getting into the swing of NOT exercising.  It’s a hard habit to… Read More