Women's Health

Making it an Easy Peasy Whole30

There is so much good food abound in the summer! Yeah there’s fresh vegetables and garden greens but there’s also ice cream, vacations/lots of eating out and BBQ’s. I always fall off the wagon to some degree during the summer – especially with traveling. By the time Fall comes around, I’m feeling it and need …

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Women's Health

Everything you need to know about PCOS and your fertility

Everything you need to know about PCOS and your fertility It’s Sunday night and my husband is plucking the hairs from my chin and “sideburn” area. It’s a ritual that we repeat at least every other week. It’s something I have dealt with for over two decades. When I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome …

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Fertility

Treating Endometriosis: Western and Eastern Toolkits

One of the things I most love about practicing natural medicine is that I have so much in my toolkit to work with.  Depending on the condition, the circumstances, and the available resources, I can draw from nutrition, vitamins/supplements, acupuncture, Western or Chinese Herbs, and mind-body techniques such as meditation and breath-work to design a …

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Fertility

My fertility journey

I never imagined it would be as hard as it was to get pregnant.   I knew I was older — 38 when we started trying. And I knew I had endometriosis. I also knew that infertility was real because I’d been supporting women struggling to conceive as an acupuncturist for many years…   But …

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Pregnancy and Labor

5 Ways to Promote Labor Naturally

Many women come to me seeking help promoting labor naturally. They’re looking for ways to prepare their body and mind to encourage the natural onset and progression of labor. Many want to avoid or at the very least, minimize, the likelihood of medical interventions such as membrane sweeps, medical inductions, the need for Pitocin, and …

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Fertility

Okyu, a Little Japanese Magic

Other than a little Japanese Magic, exactly what is Okyu Okyu is a Japanese Acupuncture Style application of moxibustion. It’s typically referred to as “thread moxa” as it’s applied in small rolled, thread-like form. Once the moxa is in place, I light the small thread with a stick of incense and the patient experiences a …

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Women's Health

Menopause: Three easy steps to eliminate hot flashes

So many women suffer needlessly with symptoms of menopause. Often times women put up with hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, irritability and insomnia for months or even years. Hot flashes are awful and they can happen as much as once an hour, leaving women soaked, embarrassed and now freezing. Night sweats are just as …

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Fertility

My favorite way to prepare the body for pregnancy

The months before you start trying to conceive are actually super important. Most of us don’t give these months much thought but if you plan wisely, you can increase your chances of conception and prepare your body so you can thrive during your pregnancy, all while providing your baby with the best possible opportunity for …

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Pregnancy and Labor

Pregnant? Prepare Now for Breastfeeding!

I am thrilled to share a guest post with you today but my long-time friend and colleague, Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, ICBLC, childbirth educator, labor doula, and breastfeeding counselor.  We are so lucky to have her here locally as an advocate and amazing resource for breastfeeding mothers.  Please read on to learn more about the …

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