We are here to support your body, mind, and spirit during this seasonal transformation.
Fall is here and it’s once again time to slow down and prepare yourself for, dare we say it, WINTER!
Welcome to our September newsletter!
We hope that you have had a fantastic summer. We have been busy with our move but are so happy to be back in the swing of things! We have a number of new offerings that we are excited to share with you and the community.
We are kicking off our mid-life transformation retreat series and have included an article on menopause. We invite you to check-out our lovely new recipe and article on our new service: facial acupuncture!
Cheers to your continued health!
Featured in this newsletter:
- New service – Facial Acupuncture
- Midlife Retreat: Crisis or Commencement?
- Menopause article
- Green Chile Chicken Recipe
by Joi Thomas, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.
Fibroids Especially Troubling Amongst Black Women
Fibroids are a health issue that is very near and dear to my heart, partially because they are so common, but also because they can be treated so effectively by Chinese medicine. Do you know what fibroids are? You should! They are non cancerous tumors which grow in and attached to the uterus. Some of the issues that they can cause are heavier, prolonged and crampy periods, discomfort during sex, uncomfortable pressure on the bladder and challenges with fertility. Due to the heavier bleeding, they can also result in anemia.
According to research, fibroids affect 40% of the general population of women and up to 80% of all Black women. That means 8 out of 10 African American women deal with this issue. Most of the symptoms of fibroids are more severe and they seem to affect black women when they are younger which can negatively impact their ability to have a baby.
Read more “Fibroids: A Serious Issue for Black Women”