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I am a mom of four children each with unique birth stories and various experiences. My ultimate opinion or advise is "Trust your Intuition" and "Informed Consent" often regardless of whom your provider is and their level of experience in their field expertise, confidence, prestige, popularity and or opinions. As the mother of your child it is key to always trust your internal guidance system, trust your gut and trust your instincts. This trust, faith, hope, intuition will always be on point.
Often it is confusing to make informed choices when hormones, emotions, pain becomes the fore front of your perinatal and postnatal experience. I have found it wise to gather loads of referrals and have support handy for various different potential obstacles. For example I highly appreciate recommend practitioners of chiropractic, acupuncture, psychotherapy, PT, hypnosis, cupping, massage, reiki, doula, pelvic floor PT, Lactation support, CNM and LM's. Having a load of referrals is very important with each unique perspective to get through your prenatal and postnatal journey.
Never feel ashamed of prenatal anxiety and postpartum depression, please always reach out for support and referrals. The main reason I chose to become maternity Acupuncturist was because of the deep level of support that is needed during pregnancy and postnatal process. Acupuncture can support a wide variety of concerns such as anxiety, back pain, depression, fertility, headaches, labor preparation, labor support, morning sickness, pain, sciatica, prenatal and postnatal depression and much much more. I am so grateful for the opportunity and challenges of becoming a mother and all the life experience that has brought so much fulfillment, charactor, perspective and love to my life.
Every single human birth experience is so vastly unique to every single birth. With so many variables both internally, externally that shape birth outcomes and overall birthing experience. Simply said I love being a mom, I can also relate to all the stressors that come from being a mom, vast variety of concerns and need for support. My personal birth stories each are so unique and different, birth can be a blissful, incredible, exhilirating and terrifying experience all at the same time. Every single human birth experience is so vastly unique to every single birth. With so many variables both internally, externally that shape birth outcomes and overall birthing experience. The potentiality of birth leads to utter
Maternity leave is (June 19 - Sept.15) She is also happy to offer you a Referral LAc while she is away email us firstname.lastname@example.org.We are actively seeking wholesome like minded practitioners to rent space hourly and or daily. Send headshot + CV: email@example.com
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My practice location of 5 years will be shifting to thousand oaks, CA as of September 1, 2020 my chosen office hour's will be Monday + Wednsday + Friday 9pm - 7pm, with potential to add Saturday. Intended expanded Fall hour's. I would love to hear from you. Your feedback is important to me. My husband whom practices Medical Massage therapy and cupping plans to offer his services at our office Weds, Friday and Saturday. I would love to hear from you so that I can better serve you. With your preferred day or time for Acupuncture Services.
As a busy Mom, busy Acupuncturist, human rights activist and health and wellness advocate. I have been asked to share my favorite immunity hacks. This is by no means a complete list it is probably be considered a mini cliff note version of what can be done. I have probably had the Flu like 1x in the past 5 years. I could be surrounded by sick people all day and rarely ever get sick. The main thing I have done consistently without negotiation is I take my Vegan Juice Plus pills, "Juice Plus+ products are made from the juice powder concentrates and oils from more than 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains. While Juice Plus+ isn’t a substitute for eating fruits and vegetables, our whole food-based products support a healthy diet by offering a much wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins, along with antioxidants and phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Every Juice Plus+ product is made from quality ingredients grown farm fresh, providing the natural nutrients your body needs. "
1. REST ......Get plenty of rest typically 8 hours of sleep is recommended
also from 9 pm - 1am is the most important hours of the night to sleep. If you choose to indulge in naps then the most ideal time frame is 3pm - 5pm which the kidney hour. I personally love to use external Lavender oil to help me relax before bed.
2. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT......Eat your green's 80 % Alkaline plants, Superfoods, Fruits and Veggies. Aim to keep your daily packaged or processed foods to under 20% of your daily lifestyle and diet. Reduce intake of sugar, dairy and gluten.
3. MOVE YOUR BODY.......30 minutes + of Daily Exercise + Meditation is critical to establish a healthy immunity, Salt bath's and I love daily Smudging rituals. Diffuse essential oils in your home, apply essential oils on lymphatic centers of body. Set up
4. DAILY........ Lemon + Warm Water + Raw Ginger + Raw Turmeric every Morning is an excellent daily beverage to boost immunity, Detox and reduce inflammation..
5. SUPPLEMENTS....... Vitamin C, Colloidal Silver, Zinc, Elderberry Syrup, L-Lysine Supplements and other reputable high quality supplements. I personally take typically "Designs for Health"
6. MUSHROOMS.......Consume Certified Organic "Reishi Mushrooms, Shitake Mushrooms and Corydceps" I personally love Sun Potion Company.
7. CHOOSE ORGANIC Eat mainly Organic fresh, cooked, fermented foods with natural occuring Pre-biotics + Pro-biotics. We follow in our home mainly 80% Plants and
8. RECEIVE SUNSHINE........Vitamin D3 consume a supplement of 5,000 IU + Get outside receive Sunshine and be in Nature.
9. RESPECT HERBAL MEDICINE.......Consume Chinese Herbs Evergreen Immune + or "Yu Ping Feng San" which is a Chinese Herbal Formula that stabilizes, fortifies the lungs and immune system. Ask me how to get those herbs.
10. MINDFULNESS..........Practice Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, receive Acupuncture, receive Chiropractic care. Cultivate positive intentions, thoughts, Positive mindset, trust your body is healthy and Strong.
I personally also consume a Vegan Daily Smoothie of High Fiber and Plant based Protein called Complete by Juiceplus. I love to add my Superfoods, Cinnamon and Adaptogenic Mushrooms. I personally also aim to get plenty of Sunshine when at all possible and engage in positive community efforts. I hope you found this list helpful. Now more then ever we need to listen to our intuition, stay grounded, respect one another and cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose. Thank you for reading this post I appreciate you.
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A message from my Mentor Acupuncturist
A Clarion Call to all Advanced Energy Light Healers
March 15, 2020
By Mikio Sankey Lac, Phd
Esoteric Acupuncture is not merely a different form of treatment modality where the practitioner learns how to sequence acupuncture points in various geometric patterns. Esoteric Acupuncture is a way of life that focuses on staying centered in one’s Spiritual Heart Field. We are strengthening and refining our Axiatonal Heart Grid System.
In this time of excessive fear being programmed to the masses, I am reminding all Advanced Energy Light Healers to stay focused in your in Heart and to hold the Central Spiritual Light. This is what you agreed to do.
Some of my Story .....
I am so grateful and thankful for the life path so far. So many life lessons, hardships and character building and gathered Information over the past 20 years. I initially worked in Lassen's Health food store as a Whole body Manager fascinated by Organic food, Western Herbs and naturopathic principles. Then I was introduced to Acupuncture by: Dr. Gerie Keh LAc at age 16 and huge expansive world opened up of Chinese Medicine. I was studying to enroll in the Nursing Program on track with the ultimate goal to become a Nurse Midwife.I had witnessed my sisters birth center birth at age 9 and was fascinated by the innate, wisdom, intelligence and potent strength. My passion for Natural health was lit on fire as I Worked as an acupuncture assistant doing both front office and back office. I witnessed miracles every shift that was remarkable. So after 5 years at lassens, 3 years assisting Dr. Keh I decided to pursue a career in Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture School was a Tough Program 4 years full time graduate school. So ever grateful that I chose Chinese Medicine and also chose to pursue more spiritual cultivation and felt ultimately inspired by Michael Bernard Beckwith and the Agape International Spiritual Center. I also Became a loyal Patient of Mikio Sankey Lac since 2011 and explored deeply his teachings in Esoteric Acupuncture.
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Peppermint essential oil may decrease milk supply while nursing, and as such, I avoid it topically while nursing.
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