What is community acupuncture?

Many people picture an acupuncture session as follows:

They undress if needed, they lay covered on a massage table in a darkened room with some soft, relaxing music and they take a nap while the needles do their work. This is what most private sessions look like.

Community acupuncture is similar but with a key difference: you share your room with others. This allows me to keep the price low for you and adds an amazing benefit – healing in a shared space with others is a world away from healing privately. It can be easier to relax, to share, to grow and to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

For a detailed look into community and private acupuncture and to prepare for your first appointment check out this blog post.

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Sunday Round-Up 5: Winter is here

November is upon us and the first snows have fallen! I am currently sitting here this Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and my favorite sweater and fleece lined leggings (and a bit of French silk pie because I am an awful example for healthy breakfasts). This week breastfeeding became legal in all 50 states which is a huge, if incredibly delayed) win! Check out this and other things I found on the wide and scary internet in this week’s Sunday round up!

The End of Harvest Season

One month ago, Reverie was a different clinic that it is now. I had a small, community acupuncture practice in the yoga studio of Health Foundations Birth Center in St Paul, Minnesota, where I treated patients twice a week. It was amazing. It still is (because community acupuncture treatments are continuing) but Reverie is getting bigger. One month ago, I decided to expand my practice to the Naturally Well space in White Bear Lake and that started a cascade of things that has kept me from regular updates. But now that things are settling down once again, I figured it was time for a recap.

The First Month Postpartum

Postpartum care and the attitude towards postpartum recovery in this country is terrible. Part of the reason for our absolutely atrocious maternal mortality rate is that once a patient is sent home, that’s typically the end of their care. There might be a postpartum checkup a couple of weeks later but that’s the last time a patient will see their care provider until their next annual exam. Screening for postpartum depression happens at your child’s pediatric visits and that screen ends at six weeks, well before most symptoms of PPD or PPA arise. We have to do something about this. But instead of looking forward, many natural care practitioners are looking back. The traditions that are still alive in many other countries can be used here to support new parents during this time of transition. I’m going to cover the first month of postpartum care from a Chinese medicine perspective, but don’t limit yourself to my view! So many other cultures have rich and supportive traditions for families that could be beneficial and all are definitely worth considering.

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