I am currently postpartum.
Having a baby can be one of the most magical moments in life. For a woman’s body, postpartum is also a life-altering phase. You just had a baby and you are now responsible for its life, your body is healing either from a vaginal birth or a C-section, you are lactating whether you choose to breast feed or not, your body may have trauma from the birthing experience that you may not be registering consciously. Your relationships with your partner, your work, your family is changing, your body is not the same. Your life is not the same. There is a lot of change physically, emotionally, and mentally during a time when you're healing from a major event. A new mother can experience the seesaw of both gratitude and despair.
Centuries ago, we had our village of ladies, midwives, neighbors, sisters and aunties assisting us through this milestone. In the East, the first critical month of postpartum has historically been a significant time of healing. The mother’s job is to heal her body and nourish the baby. The home, food, and care of the mother is taken care of by family, friends or neighbors to help the mother heal during this critical month. In the East, to ensure the health of the mother is to ensure the health of the whole family.
In modern times, women can be mostly doing it alone in nuclear families with busy lives, which can lead to physical ailments, mental health crises, and emotional distress. It is that much more important for modern mothers to set themselves up for physical balance and calibration in order to weather these changes with more grace and self-compassion. In turn, you will be more able to give to your families and be present to the gift of life, no matter the transition. Give yourself the time your body needs to heal and recalibrate. Setting yourself up for support, care and having your team of people around is a modern way to have your village of support around you during this time. The first month is critical, and the first year is all about transition.
In Eastern medicine, acupuncture and herbal therapy has been used for thousands of years to assist women through this postpartum phase. After having a child, we recommend postpartum acupuncture every 2 weeks for the first 3 months, then down to once monthly through the rest of the first year for maintenance care.
Treatment cadence can change based on your individual body’s circumstances. We have worked with women through postpartum depression, fatigue, anxiety, lactation, pain, trauma and simply creating equilibrium in the body.
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"I was referred to Christie two years ago by a friend. I was having problems regulating my cycle for two years, and was looking to have my third child. My friend said, "You have to go to Source Healing and meet with Christie, she works wonders." Well sure enough she did. Within weeks I had my period, and within two months I was pregnant. I have been seeing Christie weekly ever since, and she has helped me in more than a pregnancy. Christie is able to bring balance to people's lives and has made me a better person for that. She builds a one on one relationship and is completely in tune with individual needs. Christie becomes a friend you can trust. Thank you Christie and your team for all your help." - J.L.
Source Healing has been optimizing fertility holistically since 1999, well before it was used in the mainstream. We want you to feel supported during a time that can bring strong emotions that run the spectrum… from joy to disappointment… from fear to hope. We also help you find mindful balance to enable you to be present in your life and relationships, as well as empower you to strengthen your relationship with your physical and emotional body, positioning you to serve as your best advocate on the winding fertility journey.
For over two decades, we have supported women and men in this journey. We have also have the training and accreditations it takes to do it well and with presence.
Whether you hope to conceive naturally, increase your chances with IVF or IUI, or optimize egg quality for egg freezing, we partner with you on your unique path. While our patients are often told their fertility is unexplained, we provide you with an understanding of your body from a Chinese medicine perspective, based on your symptoms and constitutional patterns. As we get to know you, the emphasis will be on optimizing your wellness and giving yourself permission for receiving nourishment and self-care, as well as guiding you on how to receive for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum resilience.
Our acupuncturists methods are rooted in an evidence-based Chinese medicine approach that includes a blend of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, nutritional guidelines, and potentially lifestyle recommendations. Additionally, our founder Christie Jordan can offer intuitive energetic guidance and mindset training to balance mind, body, and spirit. As part of the Source Healing difference, all of our practitioners work collaboratively, so we encourage you to see works as a collective, conducting "think-tanks" on each individual case so that you are benefitting from multiple perspectives and styles.