Feng shui is an ancient art developed in China over 3,000 years ago. Its goal is to balance the energies of any given space to assure health, wellness and good fortune to those who inhabit it. Like acupuncture, feng shui is based on the principle of qi, an energy that fills our spacesand makes it feel “alive”. You may have heard the expression that the space has “good feng shui” or even walked into a space yourself and had a good or bad feeling when you did. One of the objects of feng shui is to create a free path for the qi to flow throughout your home. Picture qi as a gentle stream flowing through your home. By doing a simple walk through your home you can see where the stream flows smoothly and where clutter and objects get in its way. [Read more…]
Mainstream medical treatment is beginning to shift towards a more holistic approach. Major hospitals around the country are starting to offer “alternative health” services to their patients in addition to conventional care, including acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, massage and nutritional therapies, to name a few. For many people, it may be confusing to determine which services to use and how one modality affects another. (For example, many of our patients ask if they can get massage the same day as acupuncture.) [Read more…]
Winning Futures is a non-profit that I’ve worked with in the past. They pair mentors with at-risk youth. The time commitment is minimal yet it is very rewarding. Can you imagine giving a child the encouragement and self esteem to let them know that they can truly accomplish their dreams?
Winning Futures Mentor Kimle Mitchell stated, “My time with Winning Futures has been very rewarding, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to mentor with this organization. The structure of the program and the guidance from the staff to support its mentors, made me feel confident that I was truly helping my students improve their lives. This year has truly been a life-changing experience for me, which is why I selected Winning Futures to be supported by the National Cares Mentoring Movement for resources to mentor more students.” [Read more…]
Many people have asked me where I completed my birth doula and postpartum doula training. I was trained at the Center for The Childbearing Year and have only positive things to say about it. The center has amazing, knowledgable, and grounded practitioners. They have supported many women during labor and continue to support me in my business as a doula. Please read about their upcoming trainings below.
Are you interested in a career working with moms and babies? All through time, and in all cultures, women have been supporting and mothering other women at the time of birth. In response to the over-medicalization of childbirth, the role of the doula has evolved to safeguard the laboring mother’s emotional experience at a vulnerable time in her life. Doula certification is an effort to professionalize the traditional role of the female support person in childbirth. Doulas help moms and their partners navigate the institutional aspects of giving birth. They encourage, soothe, and educate. You do not need to be a mother yourself, nor have a medical background to become a doula—just a passion for birth and the desire to be in a support role for other moms. [Read more…]
Saturday June 18th
8 am – to 9 am
Access your deep core stabilizers using the amazing Yamuna BODY ROLLING Technique. This gentle and restorative experience will empower YOU to access your deep, innate stabilization system. Think self-guided massage and relief- ahh!!
Using the Yamuna Body Rolling Technique we will explore areas of the body that hold tension and lead to restriction! This user-friendly technique will surprise and delight you with immediate and profound results of stretching and relaxing your muscle and connective tissue. Feel a greater ability to sustain optimal posture. Great for a review or a comprehensive introduction to the work!
Cost: $25 per class
Space is limited, to reserve your spot please call:
Increased range of motion
Improved alignment in all parts of the body
Increased muscle tone
Increased organ function
To find out more or reserve your spot, please contact Inspired Wellness in Birmingham
Join us on Wednesday June 8th
16001 W. Nine Mile Road at Greenfield
Please join us for a free and informative birthing fair! Designed for new parents and expecting couples. Many great people will be present to meet and speak with.
A great opportunity to meet with our resident pregnancy specialist, Monica Mae Leibson (acupuncturist, birth doula, post partum doula).
As healthcare practitioners, we are often asked what books we recommend for various health concerns. One of my favorite books is called “Ask & It is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I first read this book in 2005 and it really has changed my life. The 1st half of the book reviews the basic concept of it which is called the “Law of Attraction”. In simple terms, it says that everything you think or feel has an energetic vibration to it. So every time you have a thought or feeling, you are releasing that energetic vibration into the universe. Then, your circumstances shift to match that vibration. You know that happy-go-lucky person in your life that always seems to have the best things happen to him? Or how about that person who never seems to catch a break? Both of those people are (probably unknowingly) using the Law of Attraction.
The 2nd half of the book is my favorite part because it provides tools to increase your energetic vibration. This means that if you have a certain situation which is really bothering you, you can use a quick tool in the book to shift your mindset regarding that situation. It’s a really great way to keep yourself in the “zone” regardless of what’s happening around you. Just to be clear, this doesn’t mean ignoring something that’s negative in your life. But actually it means that you can be a stand for love and peace, in the midst of fear and anger. What a powerful place to be! The tools are really useful because they help you to make a slow and gradual shift. Often times when people want to move forward in their healing, they want to do it at warp speed! When infact, sometimes the best way to go is slow and steady. That way you are honestly and authentically moving forward in your beliefs about that situation, rather than just covering them up.
Their website also has a lot of videos, cd’s, and other great books you can feel free to check out.
Please let me in on any benefits you’ve gotten from reading the book – I’d love to hear them!
Acupuncture & Chiropractic are modalities that work synergistically together. You can get more benefit by doing them together versus doing them separately. Often clients will say that they don’t want to do more than one modality at a time, so that they can be clear on what has had the biggest benefit. Actually, your body is more likely to heal quickly when you’re doing a few things to help at once!
Today we are highlighting the Birmingham Chiropractic Clinic – check them out!
Excerpt from Marina Lombard’s Blog:
Emma had been planning for weeks to attend a local fertility support group meeting. But every time the regularly scheduled Wednesday night meeting came up on her calendar, she found a reason not to go. Finally she realized that there was more than just last-minute scheduling conflicts that were holding her back. Going to the meeting, she realized, felt like an admission of failure. She felt like she was “coming out of the closet,” acknowledging her infertility for everyone to see.
Not everyone has difficulty becoming involved in infertility support group meetings. For some, this setting may immediately feel like a port in the storm, a safe place to meet like-minded others. But if you find that this is not the case for you, that your first steps are hesitant or even guarded, know that you’re not alone. It can takes a lot of courage to admit that you are struggling with anything, especially fertility issues. One way to ease your entry is to reach out to a close friend or your partner, and ask them to accompany you to your first infertility group. Another idea is to seek out an evening when a group topic is of interest to you, so that this seeking of information can be your focus.
However it is that you get there, just remember that the results are well worth it. As Emma soon discovered, “I felt as if I was finally with women who really understood what I was going through.”
To find out more about Marina Lombardo, please visit http://iammorethanmyinfertility.wordpress.com/
She is the author of “I am more than my Infertility” along with Linda Parker.
Please also join us for our Holistic Fertility Support group at Acupuncture Healthcare Associates.
Our upcoming meetings are Sunday June 12th and Sunday July 10th from 10:30 to 12:00 in West Bloomfield, MI.