Countdown To Amma Therapy Student Clinic

Countdown to Amma Therapy Student Clinic!

Amma Therapy Student Clinic will be held on Wednesday afternoons, starting September 27th, 2017.It’s that time again! Our current Amma Therapy program group will be kicking off their student clinic experience next month. 

Appointments will be held at 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:15pm for one hour treatments – available for all ages! Student clinic is fully supervised by a licensed senior practitioner. This is a perfect way to experience Amma Therapy at an affordable price!

Red Root A Common Western Herb Used In A Chinese Medicine Practice

Red Root: a Common Western Herb Used in a Chinese Medicine Practice

photo credit: Scott Kloos – Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants

Master Lymphatic Cleanser:
Red Root – Ceonthus Americanus / Ceanothus Velutinas

by Rylen Lee Feeney, Diplomate of Chinese Herbs (NCCAOM)


If you are a gardener then you know that Ceanothus is often referred to as wild lilac and does well in sandy, dry soil – making it a great drought resistant planting choice for Pacific Northwest gardens.

Staying Cool In The Kitchen With The Wellspring School

Staying Cool in the Kitchen with The Wellspring School

It’s summer and temperatures will likely stay in the upper 80’s and low 90’s for the next couple of weeks. For most of us, especially those of us hearty Portlanders without A/C, that means staying out of the kitchen or at least away from the oven for as long as possible! In line with the summer season, we made a couple of delicious salads at our last Cooking Lab that were very easy and delicious.

Alumni Spotlight With Juliet Williams

Alumni Spotlight with Juliet Williams

We love catching up with The Wellspring School’s Alum!

 Juliet Williams graduated from our Amma Therapy Program in February of 2017. Since then, she has started her own practice called Urban BodyWorks, within the Good Life Medicine Center in NE Portland. Visit her website to learn more about Juliet’s services, and to schedule an appointment!

We asked Juliet to tell us more about her practice, and how she is enjoying life so far as an Amma Therapy Practitioner:

“My practice is going really well overall.

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What's Cooking with The Wellspring School?

What’s cooking? Well, let’s see.

How about Smokey Mexican Tempeh or Pork Carnitas, or Chard & Spinach Salad with Miso Lime & Cumin Dressing finished with a Cinnamon Coconut Panna Cotta (vegan & non-vegan) to name a few dishes our Whole Foods Cooking Lab I participants can expect to make (and eat!) in Saturday, July 15th’s class.

One of our goals with the cooking labs is to get everyone together in the kitchen to prepare foods and learn firsthand some of the challenges people face when it comes to cooking.


A Chinese Medicine Practitioner's Perspective on Western Herbs

Contributed by Rachael Myles

Rylen and I recently ventured north to Seattle for a couple of days of R&R (get it?). We took the train, which gave us lots of time to catch up on life and a little work. During the return trip, we had a conversation about herbs, as this is an area that has been near and dear to Rylen for almost three decades.

It was impossible not to get caught up in Rylen’s overall enthusiasm for the subject of herbs.

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