Traditional wisdom healing modalities such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, food medicine, massage, and other life practices, support women of all ages to be vibrant, balanced, and empowered-- to feel at home, in our bodies and the world around us-- throughout all stages of life and life cycle, including teen years, menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, motherhood, menopause, post-menopause, and all the rest....
For young women just beginning to menstruate, these modalities encourage a comfortable and regular menstrual cycle, and build a foundation for long term menstrual and reproductive health, including healthy skin, mood support, and ease throughout the whole month.
For menstruating women, acupuncture and herbal medicine support you to be your most vital self, and can address irregular periods, PMS, cramping, heavy flow, fibroids, endometriosis, vaginal discharge, acne, bloating, breast distention, cramps, depression, anxiety, irritability, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, amenorrhea, and skipped periods, among other things.
For women in menopause, treatment focuses on recreating homeostasis in the body during this important time of transition, by nourishing any areas of deficiency and facilitating movement in areas of stagnation. A variety of menopausal issues can be treated, such as hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, poor sleep, mood swings, headaches, and more.
Fertility, Pregnancy & Post-Partum Care
Acupuncture is shown to encourage fertility, for both women and men. My approach to fertility is to encourage your most vibrant, vital, and whole health as the pathway to being your most fertile, using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other traditional wisdoms, as well as supporting you with any other approaches you may be integrating.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine facilitate a healthy and comfortable pregnancy, as well as treat any issues that may arise, including morning sickness, back pain and sciatica, constipation, hemorrhoids, heartburn, insomnia, and more, as well as to prepare the body for a healthy labor and birth.
After childbirth, acupuncture and herbal/food medicine support are very beneficial in restoring and replenishing the new mother on all levels-- body, mind, and spirit-- during this powerful transition time, and are effective for many common post-partum issues, including healing from birth, sleep and mood, lactation, and much more.