Modern day prenatal care offers a pregnant woman enough options to make her head spin. Here in Portland, OR we have access to doulas, midwives, prenatal pilates, birthing centers, nutritionists, dozens of options informed by both Western, natural, TCM, and traditional or folk medical practices.
After a ten year reprieve, I recently received the profound gift of becoming a mother for the third time. During my pregnancy, while I was thrilled with the thought of my new arrival, I definitely suffered from the inevitable pregnancy struggles of nausea, body pain, and fatigue, to say the least
At Vitalize, we love working with pregnant mamas. The conditions that arise during pregnancy are unique and the treatment options can sometimes feel limited. There is always the extra step of asking how this will impact the growing babe. It is best to assume that anything you ingest will pass to the baby, and this includes herbs and supplements. This certainly does not mean that you have to stop all your herbs and supplements when you get the BFP (big fat positive!). And it also doesn’t mean we can’t treat your nausea, fatigue, sinus congestion, swelling, heartburn, insomnia, etc. with herbs. Our practitioners are informed about herbal safety and can guide you.
By the time we reach adulthood, almost all of us have at least a few scars. Excepting keloid scars, they are signs of a normal, healthy healing process, and many of us wear certain scars as badges of honor. However, often the case is that we worry
Recently I did a cleanse because it had been a while and someone suggested it…. During the cleanse, I realized a few things …
Join us! We are offering a Spring Cleanse information session on Wed April 17, 6-7:30pm at Vitalize Clinic. We will help you choose a 10, 21 or 28-day cleanse from Standard Process, a whole-food nutrient supplement company. Join acupuncturists Amber Hincks and Molly Erickson for additional support with Chinese medical dietary recommendations for healthy spring eating, recipes, simple meal-planning and group support.
Reiki is a versatile healing modality.
One of it’s more common roles is as a relaxation and rejuvenation technique.
Think massage for your aura.
Sexual energy is one of our greatest untapped resources. You know the energy you feel coursing through your body when you make eyes with that person you’re hungry for, maybe it’s your partner of 30 years, a second date, or a stranger on the street you’ll never see again. We’ve all felt it, chemistry, arousal, desire, passion, etc.; label it what resonates
Massage has so many benefits when received regularly including stress reduction, stimulation of the nerve endings in the skin, blood circulation, and slowing of heart rate leaving the patient with a feeling of relaxation and well being.
In the dead of winter, the days can feel dark short and wet. With February traditionally being the month of love, we at Vitalize have used this month to focus on the heart and all the power it holds. The heart, a magnificent organ is in charge of pumping blood to the rest of the body keeping and supplying every fiber of yourself with life. Thinking of heart health I usually think of exercise and getting outside supporting the function and encouraging the correct flow. However, it is just as important to relax and feed your heart other ways. Below is a list that I have chosen to focus on this upcoming month.