When you’re coming off hormonal birth control

Oct 05 2018
by Lisa Baird
Treatment room full of patients seated or reclined under red blankets in lazyboys. Standing practitioner covering patient with red blanket.

Given how hard people have had to fight for the right to control their own fertility, it feels complicated for us to raise concerns about any kind of hormonal birth control. We’re addressing this topic anyway, because we see so many patients whose health is impacted by hormonal birth control—often, in ways they didn’t expect and aren’t prepared for. We have seen community acupuncture help people dealing with unwanted side effects of various different kinds of hormonal contraceptives, including the Pill (during and after taking the Pill) Depo-Provera, Nuvaring, and hormonal IUDs.

Acupuncture and Cancer

Jul 30 2017
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A practioner needling a patient's ankles; two patients visible in the background in recliners covered in yellow sheets.

Acupuncture is a useful complementary therapy for cancer. Acupuncture treatment can help with side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea and vomiting, hot flashes, pain and inflammation …

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