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What is an IUI & How Can Acupuncture Support the Process?

Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, has become increasingly common and often one of the first interventions offered to those struggling to conceive. Let’s break down what it is, when it’s a good choice to try, tips for having optimal outcomes, and how acupuncture can support the whole process.

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Could Acupuncture Lower Your Chances of Needing a C-Section?

We are very grateful for C-sections. Whether the procedure is planned or used in an emergency, it’s a medical feat that saves lives and has changed the landscape of birth. That being said, in many cases, it’s a back-up procedure that an obstetrical team works to avoid.

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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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How Chinese Medicine Can be Used to Treat Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa is a condition characterized by the placenta partially or completely covering the mother’s cervix, the passageway for the uterus. This obstruction can cause a blockage and if ruptured can cause severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery.

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The Scoop on Cold Foods

If you’ve ever been to see an acupuncturist, you’ve likely received advice to steer clear of cold foods. This can be a tough pill to swallow, especially for people who love salads and iced drinks (venti cold brew, anyone?) The good news is that there are definitely some things that you can do to balance […]

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“I’m Pregnant! Now what?!” Finding your Dream Team

While you’re doing the hard work of nurturing the growth of a tiny human, who do you have taking care of you? Your OBGYN or midwife is one player on an all star team you get to select for this journey.

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Finding Support and Healing After Pregnancy Loss

According to the March of Dimes, as many as half of all pregnancies result in a miscarriage, most often occurring before a woman misses a period or even knows she is pregnant. Furthermore, roughly 20% of recognized pregnancies end in a miscarriage. This number is often surprising, as miscarriages or early pregnancy loss are not […]

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“I’m Pregnant! … Now what?!” Choosing a Care Provider

Even when you’ve meticulously planned your journey to pregnancy, arriving at your destination can catch you by surprise. Join me as I go through some key milestones and offer my advice on choosing a great care provider, building a dream team to support you, as well as how to nurture your body throughout your pregnancy.

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Detoxing after an IVF Cycle

After going through a cycle of IVF the body often needs a little extra TLC to come back to center. Irregular periods, hot flashes, muscle aches, and bloating are some common signs that your body might appreciate a gentle detox.  

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What Can We Learn From The Color Of Our Flow?

If you’ve ever been to an acupuncturist, you’ve likely been quizzed extensively about the length, color, and consistency of your period. Why, you may wonder, are we so obsessed with your menstrual blood? Are we secretly vampires? Collecting research for Pantone’s color of the year?

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Women Who Inspire Us

For the month of March, Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating women in health + healthcare. Every day, we will be sharing with you a female hero of ours: from doctors to activists, midwives to scientists. Whether they’ve changed the dialogue surrounding our bodies, pioneered their industry, or changed the way we practice medicine […]

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