Dresden Body + Wellness Blogs

  • Acupuncture for Birth Prep and Delivery

    Acupuncture is wonderful at promoting the production and flow of oxytocin. And why exactly is oxytocin important for birth? Firstly, oxytocin is the calm and connect hormone. Important for mother health as it moves one calmly and steadily toward birth (it's responsible for uterine contractions when the body is ready for them), as well as promotes our other feel-good pain relieving endorphins. Oxytocin is important for baby health as it supports mother-baby bonding and elicits a mild euphoria. Read more...

  • A Personal Note About Health on the Winter Solstice

    Over the past month, the darkest month of the year. I've been intimately contemplating, and physically tending to, my health. It's both a long story and a short story.

    Here's the short version. On Nov 1st I was healthy and the next day I was sick. Here's the longer, more intriguing version. What would later be given the official name of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, on Nov 2nd I simply went from well one minute and sick the next.

  • Red Light Therapy and Fertility Acupuncture

    Red LED Light Therapy has been gaining traction in medical literature as an adjunct fertility treatment al. The therapy involves red LED (light emitting diode) and near infrared to shine specific wavelengths of red light on the body to promote reproductive health. To add to the possibilities for fertility improvement with red light therapy, the studies are showing positive outcomes for women of advanced maternal age. 
  • Acupuncture for Postpartum Care: Discover the Benefits

    One of the best ways to rejuvenate and heal after birth is to take advantage of acupuncture for postpartum care. Acupuncture is a safe, natural and holistic approach to healing that has been used for centuries to treat all stages of family health, including pregnancy, birth prep and postpartum care. 
  • curing pills: the handy herbal remedy for stomachaches (and hangovers)

    While there are innumerable herbal formulas in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Materia Medica (herbal literature) focused on the digestion and all the various ways it can go haywire, there is one formula that has such a broad reach of ailments addressed that it’s essential to have on hand. Pro tip: I don’t travel without it! But more on that later. 

    Let me introduce you to Curing Pills. Ta-da!

  • beyond acupuncture: what is integrative medicine?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine has expanded its reach to become more Integrative as a means to work and communicate with western medicine. Integrative medicine views health and wellness through a holistic lens. Ask your acupuncturist how they can support you in your Integrative Medicine journey.
  • traditional at-home immune supporting remedies

    Learn how traditional medicine views pandemics and outbreaks and how you can support your health and body at home. These health tips date back thousands of years and are focused on reducing inflammation and fostering a balanced system to reduce the risk of infection and/or help the body stay strong if ill.
  • what is qi? learn how qi is everywhere!

    Let’s talk about qi, baby Let’s talk about you and me Let’s talk about all the unseen And all the seen things that can be Let’s talk abOoouut qi…o...