For additional information on Traditional Chinese Medicine and related issues, use the links below. At the bottom, I have attached a link to the Zero Waste Alliance and my work on Sustainability and other technical projects.

I hope you find this information useful.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Health Related Issues

  • On Acupuncture
    For general information on the applications and uses of Traditional Chinese Medicine and some details on Chinese history and TCM therapies.
  • Wilsonville Acupuncture & Wellness
    Wilsonville Acupuncture & Wellness is our Facebook page for increasing awareness about community, health, contemporary medical research, and applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM).
  • Institute for Traditional Medicine
    ITM is a Portland powerhouse for information on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Tibetan Medicine.
  • PubMed
    PubMed is the largest U.S. database on health related information that is maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and includes current research/publication abstracts on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since this database lists the primary literature, i.e., published research in professional journals, some of the readings can be technical. Good for those who want details.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center
    FNIC, USDA’s resource for those who want to know more about foods and nutrition. Again, this is a very large source of official information.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements
    Another resource from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Covers most supplements or nutraceuticals, and some herbal product information.
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
    OCOM, my alma mater and a great local resource in Portland for information on Traditional Chinese Medicine education, clinical services, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
    The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.Understanding the principles of both Chinese medicine and chemical dependency can lead to significant benefit in recovery from all forms of drug addiction as well as alcoholism and a variety of mental disorders. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association has specific non-drug based protocols for this type of treatment, which have been carefully developed and extensively tested.

Sustainability and Environmental Concerns

  • Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation Disrict
    The Clackamas SWCD works in cooperation with private landowners to conserve natural resources today and for future generations. Soil and water conservation districts were formed to work with willing landowners to help conserve our renewable natural resources. This is what we mean when we say we work cooperatively with private landowners. Unlike most governmental entities, we are charged with helping to conserve natural resources by working on public and private lands.
  • Melethil Technical Services
    Goals for the next decade
    ♦ Solve problems at the interface of technology, environment, community, and health.
    ♦ Develop systems of engagement to optimize resource allocation and utilization.
    Current focus areas
    ♦ Integrative Health & Sustainable Healthcare
    ♦ Resilience & Sustainability – Dematerialization, Reduce Waste & Toxic Materials
    ♦ Education – to empower the public with regard to Safer Environments & Health Improvement w/o Drugs.