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Mothering the Mother

Preparing for life after pregnancy "The sitting month/moon"-the month after birth where the mother is waited on while she recovers from the pregnancy and birth process. Mothers spend the month breast or bottle feeding, eating,...
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and…periods!

A few years ago I was invited to the end of the week performance at the Rock ’n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland. The last band was a group of roughly 13-year-olds who had...
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Living in Alignment with the Seasons: Spring

The Chinese calendar considers Spring to be February, March, and April, a bit sooner than the Spring Equinox observed in the Western calendar. We see early flowers like crocuses start to poke through the soil...
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“Normal” Stress is Hurting your Body and Mind

As a society, we have learned to adapt to stress and sleeplessness. We have learned to accept that burning the candle at both ends, running on empty, not getting solid sleep, are all “fine” and...
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Gentle Birth Recovery for all Mamas, C Section births in particular

The day has arrived! We finally have our new babies in our arms after months of waiting and we are ready to move a little more freely in our own bodies. Most women I see...
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Acupuncture to Induce Labor

Labor Induction Acupuncture     Here at Willow Tree, we often get folks coming in at the end of pregnancy asking for induction acupuncture. Often times these people are 40+ weeks pregnant and they already...
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Acupuncture for Insomnia? Yes, it works wonders!

Insomnia is a common complaint, affecting well over 25% of the US adult population. It has happened to us all: you're exhausted and all you want is to tuck into bed and sleep forever, but...
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Acupuncture Helps Postpartum Recovery

If you are reading this, chances are you have heard how awesome acupuncture can be in pregnancy. From pain relief to labor preparation, acupuncture truly excels in supporting healthy pregnancies. What many folks don’t know...
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10 Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

1) Get plenty of rest Winter is the time of hibernation, slowing down to conserve our energy in order to protect and best resist illnesses that more easily invade our bodies when the weather is...
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Natural Mind Body Medicine for Depression

Depression is referred to as a mood disorder characterized by persistent sadness, despondency, hopelessness, and/or loss of interest.  It is a condition that brings disruption to daily life and impairs normal functioning.  Other symptoms that...
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