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“I’m Pregnant! Now what?!” Nurturing a Healthy Pregnancy

Even when you’ve meticulously planned your journey to pregnancy, arriving at your destination can catch you by surprise. Now that you’re expecting, what’s next?

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by Emma Thake

New Year, New View!

Having a New Year’s resolution can be a helpful tool for self improvement … but it can also end up being super stressful, maybe even unnecessarily so. Hear me out! Yes, challenging yourself towards self-improvement can be a good thing, but with so many suggestions flying around, the “thing” that you need to improve on […]

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by Emma Thake

Emma Explores: Jade Rollers (as She Attempts to Keep her Self-Care Rollin’)

Hello, c’est moi. I’m back and exploring things. For anyone new here, Emma Explores is a series where I investigate various “things” in wellness! From new fads to ancient formulas, my goal is to dive in headfirst with the hopes of demystifying some of the buzziest buzzwords in wellness. Today, I’m looking at Facial Rollers.

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A Fussy Newborn, Gas & Feedings: What Infant Abdominal Massage can do for you and your baby

Gas. We all get it, we all pass it, we all try to pretend we don’t have it. When your little one, however, starts to display clear signs of pain and discomfort from gas, it becomes an issue of more immediate importance. Not to mention, precious bonding moments as well as the very small amount […]

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The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect is also known as the dreaded compensatory pattern, and I’m betting many of you have experienced the domino effect without having had a name for it.

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Structural Integration in the Rolf Method and Postpartum Health

Naturally after our beautiful babies arrive in the world we notice that our bodies are changed by the experience. While some of these changes will be with us for the duration (hello stretch marks!), other changes ebb away with time and our body gradually returns to some version of its previous self.

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Massage for Muscle and Ligament Strain During Pregnancy

As you may know your hormones affect the muscles and ligaments in preparation for delivery. They become more lax and open which allows the bones to shift throughout the body. When this begins to happen there is a greater strain placed on the muscles causing muscle spasms. Because of this, many times the muscles then […]

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Treating Constipation in Babies and Children Naturally

In Traditional Chinese medicine the Middle Jiao is the area generally below the heart to the pubic bone. All Middle Jiao issues revolve around the transformation and transportation of food and fluids. We can include the Stomach, the Intestines, the Spleen, the Liver, the Bladder and the Uterus in the Middle Jiao.

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All in the Family: Pediatric Massage for you and your Child

Patients often ask about treatments for children – in addition to acupuncture, for a number of common or uncommon conditions. Shonishin pediatric message is a Japanese treatment that uses small tools to tap, rub, press, scratch and stroke the body’s skin. Shonishin translates to “children’s needle” and although primarily used for young ones, Shonishin massage […]

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DIY V-Steam

A vaginal steam (often referred to as a V-Steam) is an effective and relaxing way to promote reproductive health. The V-Steams are ph balanced to help the body naturally cleanse the vaginal and uterine linings in a safe and gentle way. The warm steam and natural essential oils from the plants nourish and tonify the […]

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Some like it hot! The healing power of peppers

When I go to a restaurant and look over a menu, I can be rather indecisive. One question that I never linger on though is “would you like that mild, medium or hot?” Hot peppers are a favorite seasoning in our house, and we grow them from seed in our garden.  This year we had […]

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Vaginal Steams – Traditional Wisdom for Modern Women

Last year an  L.A. Times article on “Vaginal Steaming” caused much comment on the internet and many of our Yinova Center patients asked us about it.  Most giggled a bit with embarrassment and some were intrigued but it seems that what women want to know is — should they steam their uterus? Known in Central […]

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