About Optimal Health


Our Practice

Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Holistic Wellness & Functional Nutrition located in Portland, OR

Optimal Health is a premier chiropractic, classical Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbology), Japanese non-invasive needling, gentle bodywork, and nutritional therapy practice in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Led by Terry Ycasas, DC, Scarlett Paau, DSOM, LAc, and Jessica Wells, FNTP, the team adopts holistic approaches to back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal issues, acute and chronic disorders including allergies, autoimmune disorders, oncology, pain, dermatological disorders, thyroid disorders, digestive disorders, insomnia, psycho-emotional issues, women’s health, fertility, pediatrics, and beyond

Dr. Terry welcomes patients for an initial chiropractic evaluation where they examine their medical history and perform a series of tests. After making a diagnosis and taking notes on the details of a patient’s condition, they develop an individualized chiropractic care plan using Torque Release Technique® and other advanced adjustment practices. 

Whiplash injuries and car accident injuries are a specialty at Optimal Health. Both major car accidents and fender benders can lead to long-term neck pain, back pain, headaches, and various soft and hard tissue injuries. The team provides nutrition services in addition to chiropractic adjustments to promote healing and recovery.

Dr. Scarlett Paau specializes in Classical Chinese medicine and Japanese acupuncture. Her modalities include acupuncture & non-invasive needling, Chinese herbal formulas, gentle bodywork (Yin Sotai and Yin Tuina), Japanese direct moxibustion, gentle bodywork, Gua Sha, Cupping, and Qigong, which promote the body’s natural ability to heal and repair, restore healthy hormonal levels and balances, and improve patients’ quality of life in the long term.

Nutritional therapist Jessica Wells specialized in Nutritional Therapy. With a focus on a nutrient-dense, whole food diet, this modality works to balance each person individually. Using functional testing methods (like muscle testing, hair tissue mineral analysis, and blood labs), they offer direct support for each person where they are at.

To explore the treatments and services at Optimal Health in greater detail, schedule an appointment over the phone or book one online today.