Creating Peace

The Dragontree’s mission is to create a more peaceful, healthy, and centered world. While we know we can’t massage every person into bliss, we do know that we can contribute… Read More

NW Ministries Food Program

The Dragontree along with other Nobhill business joined together this May to raise money and gather food for the NW Ministries (link to food program. On Tuesday May 12th we were… Read More

afternoon crash…

I find that everyday around 3:30 I feel a lull, and with that a desire for coffee, tea, or sugar to pick me up. And while I have given into… Read More

Recipe for Rosemary Lemonade:

One of my favorite summertime drinks is Rosemary Lemonade – it is easy to make. Rosemary is plentiful in Portland and easy and fun to pick with kids! Take 2… Read More

Positivity…it’s contagious!

This morning I attended my bi-weekly HUB meeting and the discussion topic was: What do you do to stay positive with all the negative economic news? As we went around… Read More


We had such a fabulous Valentines weekend here at the spa…it is so beautiful to see couples and friends expressing their admiration for one another. I have always been a… Read More

Hair Talk

It had been quite some time since I had done anything with my hair – right after Sabina was born I cut it short, and regretted it – so I was committed… Read More

Just Dance

Last night I was honored to attend a dance hosted by a good friend of mine, Leonie North Alaeddine, and two other amazing women.  The intention of the dance was… Read More

Couples Foot Massage Classes

We have been having so much fun with our couples at our couples foot massage classes!  It is wonderful to see people reconnecting with their partner in a whole new… Read More


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