Every birth is unique and while I awaited this birth with anticipation and excitement, I was also moving through the grief of moving across the country and feeling generally displaced. It’s odd to move to a place that you know so well from growing up there but feels so foreign and strange. I know how to get around and generally where things are. I also see people from my past about once a week if I’m out enough. Yet, I am not who I was when I lived here 15 years ago.Continue reading
Yoni Sunning: A Chinese Medicine Perspective
Ahh genital sunning, a wellness trend that has really hit its peak moment. I first considered just writing a quick social media post about this but then realized I really wanted to provide a more nuanced perspective.
I’m writing from the point of view of my understanding of Chinese Medicine theory as well as hormonal physiology and of course my own embodied experience of yoni sunning.
Let’s get started.Continue reading
How to Heal Yeast Infections or Bacterial Vaginosis Naturally
Whether you’re certain you have recurring yeast infections or you think you might have bacterial vaginosis, vaginal health issues can be really troubling and uncomfortable to manage day to day. Even though they are common, they are definitely not normal!
In this article, you can expect to learn some skills for self-assessment and differentiating which type of infection you might have, understand a few potential root causes and gain some tools to work with healing vaginal infections naturally.
Get to the root cause of your period problems with East Asian Medicine
East Asian Medicine theory offers another point of view outside the narrow and pathologizing view of modern allopathic medicine when it comes to womb and hormonal health. In my years of clinical practice, I’ve seen 4 common root causes, also known as patterns in East Asian Medicine. Here we’ll discuss those common patterns and how they relate to potential period or hormone issues.Continue reading
Vaginal Microbiome Basics + Healing
The vaginal microbiome is one of the roots of vibrant womb, sexual and pelvic health. This post is a deep dive into what this ecosystem is, what influences it and how to support its thriving.Continue reading
Vulva Vitality and Care
Without shame-free sex education as the baseline, it’s hardly a surprise that vulva care and health in general remains in the fringes of women’s health. The western medical model has catch-all phrases like “vulvodynia” or “vulvovaginitis” but lacks clarity in offering real solutions or even getting to the root of any genital health issues.Continue reading
Vaginal Steaming 101
So you want to give vaginal steaming (aka pelvic or yoni steaming) a try! Why not right? It’s accessible and very low risk with many potential benefits. This post is meant to give you the basic information you need to get started. It’s a good idea to work with a practitioner who has training in this modality if you’re not sure about how it could help you or what herbs to use.Continue reading
Yoni Care and Healing Vaginal Tears After Birth
While this post is geared towards vaginal birth, there is also something here for cesarean birth mamas. It’s often pregnancy itself that causes internal shifts and changes in pelvic health and genital configuration. So even if a baby didn’t pass through the vaginal canal, there is still great benefit to be had in implementing some of these practices. Let’s get started…Continue reading
The Sacred and the Mundane of the Womb Heart Connection
The connection between the heart and the womb is both mysterious and practical when it comes to whole woman care, fertility cycles, sexuality, birthing and beyond.
Beyond learning through my own felt experience, I solidified my understanding around this connection during my formal Chinese medicine education.Continue reading
How to use castor oil for womb healing, immune support and scar tissue repair
I often recommend self care practices with the use of castor oil in my practice. It is also one of my main tools for softening and mobilizing scar tissue manually during a pelvic healing session.
In this post, I want to highlight how you can use it for self care and healing.Continue reading