Safety of Herbs in Pregnancy

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.

Spring Cleanse with Vitalize!

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.

Sacred Sexuality & Chinese Medicine

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

Winter Nourishment

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.