Welcome to Points of Health Acupuncture

Office of Vickie Golab, MAcOM, LAc

My goal is to introduce you to your inner healer through the natural therapies of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I am committed to friendly, personalized, compassionate, and skilled health care for the entire family.

My philosophy embodies a holistic approach to wellness, using Oriental Medical therapies that are gentle and effective without adverse side effects.  I believe in a team approach to wellness and am especially interested to empower my patients with the education and tools needed for self-care.  Placing special emphasis on diet and nutrition, I enjoy coaching people toward healthy food choices.

I view health and healing as a process to be supported and encourage my patients to take responsibility for their own wellbeing.  I believe the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health.  When this ability is hindered, and problems persist, my job is to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery through treatments that enhance healing.  It is in this way that we want to identify the cause of your problems and not just treat your symptoms.

By choosing natural medicine, you are choosing to take responsibility for your own health.  Natural medicine is about learning the language of our body in order to understand what it is telling us. Each symptom that you experience is your body’s attempt to communicate what it needs.  As we learn how to translate that message, we can identify the problem and restore health.

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About Vickie Golab

Vickie Golab, MAcOM, LAc, is a Licensed Acupuncturist in private practice since 1994.  She received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR.  Vickie completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Gynecology for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Heilongjiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin China.

Vickie is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and Nationally certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Vickie provides whole family wellness solutions to people of all ages. Her professional focus includes general medicine with extensive training in the following areas:

  • Zhu Scalp Acupuncture
    • Neurological & Neuromuscular Conditions, Migraine Headache, Post Stroke, and Pain – all forms
    • Cosmetic Acupuncture
      • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
      • Mei Zen Acupuncture
  • Gynecology & Women’s health
    • Menstrual issues, Menopause, Natural Fertility Enhancement
  • Japanese Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
    • Everything from Sinusitis to Plantar Fasciitis
  •  Motor Vehicle Accident
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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The science and art of Chinese medicine is a form of health care developed in China over 5000 years ago. The practice of Oriental medicine in the western world consists of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, various methods of bodywork or massage (including cupping and gua sha), therapeutic exercise, nutrition and the study of energy. Although commonly referred to as Chinese medicine, there are other traditions practiced as well. These can also include Japanese, Korean and other Asian traditions and styles of medicine.

Chinese medical theory explains that pain and disease are caused by either an imbalance or a blockage of the energy circulating throughout the body. This energy must be balanced within the energy pathways of the body in order to maintain health.

Oriental medical diagnosis seeks to determine the deeper, underlying causes of your illness or disorder. The diagnostic process uses skills and techniques with which you may be unfamiliar. Careful visual inspection of the surface of the tongue, detailed reading of the wrist pulse and inspection and palpation of the abdomen are examples of diagnostic arts in traditional Oriental medicine which allow me to understand many aspects of your physiological processes. Even the type of questions asked may be a new experience for you. However, be assured that each question asked, and each diagnostic step performed, is to gain important insight and perspectives, and to help determine the best therapeutic approach for you as a unique individual.

Acupuncture is usually administered with the patient lying comfortably on a treatment table. Only disposable needles are used. New patients report that the acupuncture itself is surprisingly pain-free. In fact, it is most often a pleasant and very relaxing experience.

Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) is thousands of years old and has a good deal of recent scientific data to back up its efficacy. In fact, the World Health Organization has concluded that over one hundred disease can be effectively treatment with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be effectively used to treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Headache
  • PMS
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Cramps
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sprains
  • Bells Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Vaginitis
  • Infertility
  • Energy
  • Common Cold
  • Colitis
  • Asthma
  • Indigestion
  • Ulcers
  • Bronchitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Retinitis
  • Toothache
  • Constipation
  • Stress
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hepatitis
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Pelvic Inflammation
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Infection
  • Neuropathies
  • Substance Addiction
  • Migraines
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Points of Health Acupuncture, LLC, offers a variety of health care therapies including Acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Asian Manual Therapies and Nutritional Guidance.


Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile, needles into specific points on the body to elicit specific physiological responses.  It is safe and has been effectively used for thousands of years in China and other Asian countries.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal Medicine is the internal medicine component of Oriental Medicine.  It has been safely used in China and other Asian countries for over 5000 years.  Chinese herbs may include roots, stems, leaves, fruits, tubers, minerals, and animal products.  Individual herbs are combined into formulas of multiple substances, with formulations customized to the patient’s condition.


Cupping is the application of glass or plastic cups on the surface of the skin.  It is often used to relax muscles, relieve pain, and increase blood flow to the area it is applied.  The sensation is similar to massage.


Electro-acupuncture is the use of electrical current to stimulate acupuncture points.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha involves stimulation of the skin by scraping it with a broad, flat instrument, increasing the flow of qi and blood to the area.


Moxibustion is an external heat therapy using the herb Aiye (mugwort), to warm and nourish the body.  Moxibustion stimulates circulation and protects against cold and dampness

Nutrition Guidance

Traditional Chinese practitioners always looked to the patient’s diet before prescribing acupuncture or herbal medicines.  Many conditions can be relieved simply by eating the right foods or eliminating the “wrong” foods from the diet.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest beauty treatments, dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.).

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a comprehensive, effective and natural system to re-sculpt the face, neck and jaw areas. It is often referred to as Acupuncture Facelift or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA), but it is much more than a cosmetic procedure.  It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.  It is a non-surgical method for reducing the signs of aging that can effectively decrease the appearance of wrinkles.  It promotes a glowing complexion, while supporting an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face.

What are the effects?

The effects are far more profound and inclusive than simply improving one’s appearance. The radiance of natural beauty comes from a healthy body and mind.  Holistic beauty is achieved by working on the inside to most effectively change the outside appearance, allowing innate beauty to emerge.

Some of the results you may expect from Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Improved muscle tone and dermal contraction
  • Takes an average of 10 years off the face
  • Increased collagen production
  • Reduction of bags under the eyes
  • Reduction of sagging and jowls
  • Decreased puffiness around the face
  • Elimination of fine lines on the face
  • Reduction of larger wrinkles
  • Hormonal balancing for hormonal acne or dry skin
  • Moistening of the skin through increased circulation to the face
  • Improvement of facial color through increased circulation
  • Tightening of the pores
  • Reduction of age spots and Acne Rosacea
  • Reduction of stress evident in the face
  • Lifting of droopy eyelids

What is the course of treatment?

This depends on the style of Cosmetic Acupuncture used.  Generally, a treatment course is 10 – 12 treatments, administered 2 times per week*.  The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the 6th or 7th sessions. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment.  Following the initial course of treatments, monthly or quarterly maintenance sessions can prolong the result for 5 to 10 years. These treatments may be combined with facial massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, herbology and nutritional supplements.

The decision to begin treatment may be professionally or personally inspired or a combination of both.  Different methods are emphasized and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging.  Acupuncture points on the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk and legs are carefully chosen to manipulate the movement of energy (qi) in the body according to individual needs.  These points specifically effect the face and simultaneously treat the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.  The whole person is treated and evaluated on the body-mind continuum.

*Certain individuals may need 2 courses of treatments.

Vickie Golab was trained and certified by Virginia Doran, MS, LAc, LMT, to practice Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) and Aromatherapy for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.  She received individual training, which enabled her to assist Virginia in her education workshops.  For more information about Ms. Doran and FRA visit her website at: http://www.luminousbeauty.com

Vickie also received training in Mei Zen Acupuncture, for the face, neck and abdomen, from Dr. Martha Lucas, PhD, LAc.  For more information about Dr. Lucas and Mei Zen Acupuncture, please visit the following websites:



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