Here are three resources to help you prepare for birth. I am working with an extraordinary group of women in the Maternity Acupuncture and Mentorship Peer Support two year program. I am both a student and a presenter in the program. Please use these links as advised to best support you to prepare for birth.
Please download and print them and share the links with others.
Qi Gong is gentle exercise that supports our body, mind and spirit. Research demonstrates decreased pain, increased ease and a decrease in stress and anxiety with this practice.
Enjoy these Qi Gong videos curated by Dr. Cynthia Neipris DACM of the Pacific University of Health and Sciences.
The ASRM, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommends that you wait out the COVID 19 crisis if you have not started an IVF cycle yet.
This is challenging news and can feel really hard. I CAN work with you on supplements, nutrition, Chinese herbal medicine and lifestyle support during this time. To schedule a Telehealth appointment with me go to: AmyMager.JaneApp.com
My office is closed to seeing patients in office as we are being asked to do so by Governor Baker.
As many of you know, in addition to patient care I do board service work as the Vice Chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists. This is a document created and released by our board to provide context.
I am available for Telehealth appointments. You can book them at: AmyMager.JaneApp.com
Contribution to the hive. Blessed be y’all
What can you do to stay healthy in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic
No one can say it enough. Wash your hands – often and well with soap for 20 seconds when you enter your home, after using the bathroom, after touching your face, before and after eating, et..https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/everything-you-need-know-about-washing-your-hands-protect-against-coronavirus-covid-19
Wash/sanitize your phone:https://www.cnet.com/how-to/help-keep-coronavirus-off-your-phone-how-to-effectively-clean-and-disinfect-your-device/
Stay calm and do whatever meditation or breathing practice you do to stay centered. Consider downloading an app like
Simply Being or Calm to help.
Breathe…in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Stay home. Seriously. Limiting contact limits possibility for transmission. Germs are opportunistic and each of us is or has loved ones whose heatlh we would not want to compromise. It’s not just about us.
Do not gather with others IRL – we have FB, IG, Facetime,Messenger and WhatsApp to connect with each other. Is it hard that my mom is in lockdown in her community? You bet. Is is safer for her? 100%
What’s Chinese Medicine got to do with it? Qi Gong: https://youtu.be/Nqn70lirWKc We all need to move our bodies, this will benefit us in multiple ways.
I am taking telemedicine phone and zoom calls at 413.222.8616
Warming foods are our friends. The best way to explain this is is to think about your body as an ATM (bear with me). When you eat something warm, it is an automatic energy deposit. When you eat something cold, it is an automatic energy withdrawal. Room temperature is neutral. All information coming out of China is this virus shows up in Chinese medical differential diagnosis as wet and cold. We use warm and spicy to combat wet and cold. Chicken soup, oatmeal with cinnamon and ginger tea are your best food friends. Please do limit cow and goat dairy as they are wet and cold by nature and temperature. Sugar generates wetness in Chinese medicine so, eat a little less.
Find your siver lining and use found time to play games with those you live with – board games are in and fun. Connect with family members who live with you and share stories, memories or bring back the lovely tradition and experience of snail mail letters.
Do exercise. Whether it’s a walk alone outside or lifting weights or using a machine in your house, activating your Qi/Life force will only help.
Drink adequate fluids and eat adequate fiber. Chia seeds are our friends and can be put into any kind of liquid to make pudding – worth a try!
Remember this is an opportunity to put what matters into perspective and be grateful for what we have. My father, of blessed memory, used to say, “I find that when I am grateful for what I have, rather than focussing on what I don’t, I am a much happier person.”