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Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Fertility, Personal Development, Pregnancy, Useful Tips | 2 comments

How To Energetically Protect Yourself As A Highly Sensitive Woman

How To Energetically Protect Yourself As A Highly Sensitive Woman

  I believe highly sensitive, empathetic women are healers. Whether or not you’re in the healing profession, if you’re this type of woman, you tend to assimilate the energy of the people you love and come into contact with in effort to take away their pain. It’s what we do best. While being highly sensitive and empathetic have enormous benefits, it’s imperative that we learn the art of self-protection. With the internet and social media, the amount of people we are in contact with day-to-day has grown exponentially. Side note:  You don’t have to be in someone’s physical presence to feel the effects of their energy, as I’m sure you have already experienced to be true. When I was in acupuncture school treating patients in the student clinic, I would see a patient and later complain of the exact symptoms I was treating earlier that would seemingly come out of nowhere. Interestingly, my patients would report they felt better immediately after our session. This became a pattern I would notice frequently throughout my schooling and into my first...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Perimenopause, Personal Development | 4 comments

Redefine Your Authentic Feminine Power After Age 35

Redefine Your Authentic Feminine Power After Age 35

  After age 35, a woman enters into the Queen or Imperial phase of life, according to ancient Chinese medicine texts written about self-empowerment in 600 CE. She transitions away from the Maiden or Princess phase, where she was concerned with what the world thought of her, how she looked to everyone around her, what others wanted her to do, and procreation. During this transformation, the Heart, also known as the Emperor or Empress in Chinese medicine, heats up and loses communication with the cooling water aspect of the Kidneys. This can lead to irregular periods, mood swings, and fertility issues; a collection of symptoms also known as perimenopause. I believe the Heart heating up is the body’s way of speaking up to be heard. It’s asking the woman, what do YOU want? How do YOU feel? What is YOUR expression of your authentic self in the world, regardless of other’s opinions and expectations? Literally and figuratively, what does your heart want? I recently listened to an interview on Dear Sugar Radio with singer/songwriter India Arie, who talked...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Personal Development | 0 comments

Get In The Right Relationship With Your Desire: A Baby, Idyllic Delivery, Perfect Body… Anything

Get In The Right Relationship With Your Desire: A Baby, Idyllic Delivery, Perfect Body… Anything

  Longing. Obsessing. Aching. The kind of yearning that brings you to your knees. You want something so badly, it’s all you think about. If you could will it into existence, you would:  A baby, an idyllic delivery, a more beautiful or healthier body, a partner, a dream job, THE house, more money… whatever it is for you. Often, you find yourself thinking, “It’s not fair!” with the strong urge to throw a toddler-style tantrum. Working primarily with women trying to conceive, I see firsthand what this obsessive desire for a baby does to the different energy systems in the body, through the eyes of Chinese medicine. As you might have guessed, this intense wanting stresses the body and has a huge impact on fertility and overall health. In fact, strong desiring can negatively effect anyone’s health, no matter what the scenario. Unless you can get to the root of your desires. The goal is not to eliminate your desire, but to get in the right relationship with your desire.  When you intensely want something–let’s say, a...

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Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Nutrition, Postpartum, Useful Tips, Weight Loss | 0 comments

5 Weight Loss Mistakes Every Woman Makes

5 Weight Loss Mistakes Every Woman Makes

  Weight loss is not about deprivation or discipline; it’s about giving your body proper nutrients so that you are finally able to ditch bad-for-you cravings, make healthy food choices and release weight.  As an acupuncturist that specializes in women’s health and nutrition, I’ve coached hundreds of women from all over the world through my online weight loss programs since 2010. And, speaking from experience, I have easily released 40 lbs that I gained with my second pregnancy using the same techniques I teach. I’ve watched women get life-changing results from making a few important but crucial tweaks in their diet, and you can, too. Here are the five most common weight loss mistakes I’ve seen women make:    Counting calories — All calories are not created equal. Different foods elicit different insulin responses, i.e. fat storage response in the body. Think about how 300 calories of cake would make you feel versus 300 calories of veggies. Rather than counting calories, it’s far more important to eat a combination of a good carbohydrate, protein and healthy fat...

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Motherhood, Postpartum, Pregnancy | 0 comments

Learn To Make Postpartum Recovery Nepali Rice Pudding

Learn To Make Postpartum Recovery Nepali Rice Pudding

  I first met Julia when I was pregnant with my second daughter and about to deliver. She showed up at just the right time, offering me sage advice as a postnatal Ayurvedic doula to take care of myself and my baby after delivery. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine share similar roots, so I have always been intrigued by Ayurvedic medicine. As a mother and acupuncturist specializing in women’s health, I was interested and grateful on many levels to read Julia’s book and share her knowledge with my patients and clients all over the world. When she asked me to review her ebook Nourishing Newborn Mothers, it was a no-brainer! Without further ado… At first I was intimidated by the Ayurvedic ingredient list, but I was pleasantly surprised to find we already had almost everything we needed in the pantry, fridge, and garden to make the recipe I wanted to try: Nepali rice pudding. With useful tidbits throughout the book about how to treat common postnatal issues like constipation, depression, sciatic pain,...

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