I have first hand experience with healing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical dysplasia naturally. I’ve also helped other women do the same using diet changes, supplements, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as addressing boundaries and other lifestyle factors.Continue reading
What really helps ease morning sickness and fatigue in the first trimester
I recently emerged from the abyss of the first trimester of pregnancy. Now I feel I’m in a more clear and grounded place to share what I’ve learned both from my own personal experience and from supporting other women who are making this bold initiation.
Pregnancy is still mysterious in many ways and I believe it will remain that way. Many are reaching for the perfect remedy for morning sickness, fatigue, emotional ups and downs and more that come with a new pregnancy. While I fully support women finding ways to take care of themselves during pregnancy and beyond, I also realize that our need or desire to be in control of this process only extends the suffering.Continue reading
Slow Medicine: How long do I need treatment?
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.Continue reading
Can acupuncture induce labor?
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 anything, but why can’t you have this baby “on time?”Continue reading
Acupuncture during Pregnancy
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 transformational time.Continue reading