I'm Not Sorry You Didn't Shave Before Acupuncture healgrowthriveflow.com

I’ve given thousands of acupuncture treatments, and it’s gotta be more than 100 times a woman has warned me, “I’m sorry, I didn’t shave.” When someone says sorry to me for this, I feel like it’s her who is owed an apology. An apology from everyone who ever told her that her body’s hair was…

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Blood Deficiency and Foods that Help healgrowthriveflow.com

June New Moon greetings! A note this month about that period-time tiredness, restless sleep, and craving for red meat – and some foods that can help. All those symptoms, and several others, are related to the Chinese medicine idea of “Blood deficiency” (or “Blood vacuity”). When your Blood is not rich with all that it…

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healgrowthriveflow The Dream House thestorypoints Leilani Navar

What a delight. Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this. (*scroll to the bottom for my original post! Read the story first – it will be way more fun that way!) First, a little more about what I’m doing with #mythologicalacupuncture and #thestorypoints “Mythological Acupuncture” is a phrase coined by Michael Meade. As many…

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On the Verge of Tears Crying PMS and Acupressure

Weeping is a human behavior. It helps us relieve stress, communicate with others, and feel soothed. Crying can also feel overwhelming, embarrassing, or just “in the way.” Sometimes, it lets us know that our physical or mental health is out of balance. All of these things can apply to the teariness that is ever-present for…

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Do We Alternate Ovaries and Acupressure for Ovary Pain

Happy New Moon and Lunar New Year! First for today, an acupressure tip. If you have pain in your lower abdomen (whether it’s in your ovaries during ovulation, or your uterus during menstruation), a great place to explore for tender points is right here at the base of the palm. Feel around this circled area. Move your finger just…

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See this New Moon Note on Youtube: https://youtu.be/85lCx-LId9I One of my favorite things about learning Fertility Awareness is the end of the confused anxiety, and confused hope, around waiting for a “late period”. This came up twice with my clients this month: One of them got her period 5 days later that she’s used to, and was…

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