Acupressure for Labor & Birth: A Couples’ Workshop, 9/26 6:30-9:30pm

Event: Acupressure for Labor & Birth, Prenatal Acupuncture

Acupressure for Labor & Birth: A Couples’ Workshop
Abigail Morgan, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist and mother of two, will lead a workshop on 9/26/13 from 6:30-9:30pm, on how to support your partner during labor and birth using simple acupressure techniques. Learn how to use your hands to give physical support to your partner during the birth process. What points can help reduce pain, soothe anxiety, bring baby down, make contractions stronger? We will go over good body mechanics for the partner, and do lots of hands-on work to help each couple find ways to use this ancient method to enhance the labor process. Becca Gordon, doula/childbirth educator/yoga instructor, will co-teach this class and bring a fresh perspective to supporting the birth process. You will leave with a detailed handout of the techniques we learned in class, as well as questions to discuss with your partner during the rest of your pregnancy.
This class is designed for couples, but we define “couple” loosely; if you’d like to bring your sister/mother/friend/doula instead of a partner, that’s fine with us. Please be informed that this is not a professional-development class for birth professionals – Abigail offers that workshop at other times – but we do welcome doulas if they are accompanying a pregnant client.
When: Thursday, 9/26/13; 6:30-9:30pm

Location: FLOAT, 800 S. Central Avenue (at Windsor), Suite 302, Glendale, CA 91204. Parking is free in the garage under our building, but be sure to arrive no later than 6:45 pm.

Cost: $100 per couple (we accept all credit cards, checks and cash; payment in advance is required by 9/25)

Sign Up / More Info: 818-392-8797 or – Call or email us today!

We hope to see you there!

Post by Abigail Morgan, L.Ac. of FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts.

Foods for the Spleen

Four of the five main organs in Chinese Medicine have a season they correlate with, but the Spleen is unique in that it doesn’t have a designated season.  Some say that late summer (also known as Indian summer) is the season of the Spleen.  Others have said the Spleen’s energy dominates the end of each season.

Regardless of what time of year it is, these foods that support the Spleen can usually help improve digestion as the Spleen is the center of the digestive system in Chinese Medicine.  More detailed nutritional suggestions are made based on a patient’s specific diagnosis, but if you’ve been having digestion problems you might want to start by incorporating small amounts of these foods into your diet.  Many of them have a yellow color, which is the color associated with the Spleen, and most of them are slightly sweet in nature because that is the flavor of the Spleen.

(Guest post written by Jacqueline Gabardy, L.Ac. of FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts; Infographic also by Jacqueline Gabardy, L.Ac.)