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 are as varied as women themselves. All unique in their expression and form.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
Winter Solstice Wisdom
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 runs deep into the earth for nourishment before the onset of Spring, when the wood element comes to life.Continue reading