As I shared in my previous post, postpartum care is a vital aspect of the childbearing cycle that is often misunderstood or not represented in modern birthing practices. Today, I want to share a few simple tips to help you get started in restoring your vitality after birth.
It's been a season of babies and birth, both in my practice and in my personal life. I've been witnessing many women step through the portal of birth and linger in the luminal space that follows. It's an intense time that comes with many joys and often many challenges. Postpartum experiences [...]
A few weeks ago I quietly crossed the threshold into my thirties. While this felt intentional for me personally, in many regards we live in a culture that lacks rites of passage, whether it be the entry point to adulthood, sacred union, childbirth or becoming an elder. There is also a near [...]
By far, one of the questions I get asked most frequently is how long or how many treatments it will take to see results with acupuncture or how long herbs will be needed. While I have a clear foundation and explanation that follows, I often feel that it's not being fully received or understood.
Imagine you are 40 weeks pregnant, give or take a few days and the text messages and phone calls start coming in: Have you had that baby yet? Are you still pregnant? When are you going to have that baby?
We are generally not patient with pregnant women in our culture. No pressure or [...]
I work with women at different life stages and transitions and recently I'm seeing more and more women seeking prenatal acupuncture care to support the time surrounding childbirth. I'm thrilled that more women are coming to understand the value that acupuncture can have during this [...]
Women are intimately connected to the moon through the menstrual cycle. This is a really powerful concept for women to understand. Just like the moon waxes and wanes, so do our hormones, our moods, our energy levels and so much more. When I began to tune into this wisdom and the way it is [...]
Today marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the longest night of the year. In Chinese Medicine, we would consider this the time of the year most associated with yin energy. It's dark, cool and drawn inward. Similarly, Winter is the season associated with the water element. Water [...]