These are hectic times, our lives are moving faster than ever before. Technological devices and world wide communications systems travel at rates out of synch with natural human rhythms. Strung to the collective consciousness, most people in our society have committed to lead lives that are overly full. We rush everywhere, agree to the burden of enormous stress, neglect to eat and rest, yet we’re dismayed and surprised when our health fails us. We must slow down, if we wish to regain health and balance.
Becoming well naturally is a process which requires commitment, patience and gentleness. When illness is severe or entrenched we know to seek help, but more often the issues are subtler and yet we don’t feel fully vital. We believe it should be easy to get back to feeling well but at the same time, we may feel confused as to how to make health sustaining choices. The support of natural therapies benefits us well during these times, when we need to refine our habits and learn how to de-stress. We engage preventive medicine as the proactive tool it is meant to be and consciously make a cause to stay on top of our health. A natural medicine practitioner will coach and support us in our efforts to reclaim our vitality.
I am invested in natural health lifestyle, and have prepared myself to help others through the study of both naturopathic and Chinese medicine, yoga and bodywork. I continue to attend classes, workshops and study with mentors to supplement my knowledge. I am committed to walk my own path of natural healing so that I may better assist my patients in their efforts to become the healthiest they can be, in mind, body and spirit.
Hana Lanin, LAc, LMT
Hana holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine since 2002 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1993. She graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine where her studies included acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Qi Gong and Oriental bodywork styles including Tui Na, Shiatsu and Jin Shin Do. Prior to attending OCOM she did coursework in Western medical science and naturopathic philosophy at National College of Naturopathic Medicine and learned western bodywork methods at both NCNM and Oregon School of Massage. Hana incorporates an extensive background in dance and yoga to her understanding of healthy body mechanics and of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction. She has spent many years investigating whole foods nutrition and cooking prior to pursuing formal training in healthcare.