Acupuncture Happy Hour at FLOAT: Thursday 12/5, 3-7pm

FYI – Acupuncture Happy Hour is a kid-friendly event, but the treatment rooms will be adult-only to preserve a quiet, therapeutic environment in which you can relax.  The holiday craft will be supervised by a fabulous artist/kid-wrangler, and is appropriate for kids ages 18 months and above.  Babies and younger children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times.

This event will sell out, so call now so you can get the time slot you want: 818-392-8797.  We hope to see you there!

Did you just stumble on this blog post?  Find out more about FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts here.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

Post by Abigail Morgan, L.Ac.. Owner of FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts; water image by Dave Clark Photography, all rights reserved.

 

$25 Off Initial Visit for New Patients Only

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Now through December 24, 2013 – take advantage of a rare discount on the initial visit for new patients!  As you’ve surely noticed, the holiday season insanity starts with Halloween (yesterday!), and along with it, stress, common colds and the lack of self-care time.  Prove ’em wrong and thrive through it!  If you have a friend or family member considering acupuncture, please share this post with him or her.

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

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 frontdesk@floatchinesemedicalarts.com – Call or email us today!

We hope to see you there!

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

Upcoming Events for New Moms, Pregnant Moms and Women Trying to Conceive

 

Prenatal Events, Prenatal Acupuncture

September is a busy month for us at FLOAT!

Abigail will be guest-teaching a support group, participating in a panel on Prenatal Wellness, and leading an acupressure workshop for couples here at our office.  Read on, and please send any questions to frontdesk@floatchinesemedicalarts.com.

9/9: HOLISTIC SELF-CARE FOR THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD at BINI BIRTH

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Abigail in 2010 with her kids, 2 weeks and 2 years old

 

Abigail will be the special guest at Bini Birth’s New Moms and Pregnant Moms’ Support Group (led by Rachel Myers) on Monday 9/9/13, 12:30-1:45pm.  This group is open to anyone who is pregnant, recently gave birth, or is supporting moms in any way at all!  Babies are welcome.

The Talk: Abigail Morgan, L.Ac, Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist and mother of two, will speak about holistic ways to take care of yourself during the postpartum period (birth-12 months), and offer a variety of techniques to bring balance to the crazy-insane-overwhelming time that characterizes the first year of a child’s life.  Whether you are pregnant with your first child, just a few months postpartum, or getting used to being outnumbered, putting Mom’s health first is crucial for keeping the whole family happy – not to mention avoiding postpartum depression, baby blues, adrenal fatigue and Depleted Mother Syndrome.  Come learn tips for what to eat, rhythms to incorporate, and home remedies for boosting Self-Care in the postpartum period.  Abigail will also discuss ways you can prepare for a smoother recovery from childbirth while still pregnant.

Location: Bini Birth, 13743 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423

Cost: $20 cash or check (made out to Bini Birth), same-day, or $110 for a series of 6 classes (every Monday, 12:30-1:45)

More info: binibirth.com or 818-286-3944

 

 9/21: PRENATAL WELLNESS ROUNDTABLE

Event: Prenatal Wellness Roundtable, Prenatal Acupuncture, Fertility Acupuncture

 

I’m so excited to have been asked by Fit for Expecting and The Institute for Girls’ Development to participate in this Prenatal Wellness Roundtable, on Sat. 9/21, 10-11:30am.  (Click on the flyer above to see details and ticket information.)  I’ll be talking about how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with conception, pregnancy, labor and birth.  There will be several other prenatal care providers on the panel – hope to see you there!

 

9/26: ACUPRESSURE FOR LABOR & BIRTH: A COUPLES’ WORKSHOP

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 9/19)

Sign Up / More Info: 818-392-8797 or frontdesk@floatchinesemedicalarts.com

We hope to see you there!

 

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

Summer & Fall Free Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce the kick-off of the FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts Summer & Fall Free Lecture Series with the following event:

WHEN:

Saturday August 11, 10-11:30AM

My baby is here. Why am I not happy?

Dr. Aimee Wheeler, PsyD

Founder, Parenting Discovery Center

Dr. Wheeler will speak about the postpartum period and share valuable and useful tools for understanding this much-misunderstood phase of the childbearing cycle.  All are welcome to attend this free event: new moms, seasoned moms, pregnant women and their partners, birth professionals, grandparents and caregivers.  Please share widely with your networks and feel free to bring a guest!

THE TALK:

Many parents experience a wide range of emotions after the birth of a child.  Some of us are elated, some have mixed feelings and others can’t seem to shake a nagging sense of anxiety, sadness or dread.  Maybe you aren’t even aware of having any feelings of sadness or anxiety but are having a hard time sleeping or are feeling compulsive about certain things.  It can go by many names.  The baby blues, post-partum depression, post-partum anxiety.  For some women it is a result of a hormonal imbalance after birth and can be treated with medication and/or holistic approaches (such as herbs, homeopathics, acupuncture, meditation, etc).  For some it is the beginning of an emotional grief cycle or access to unresolved trauma that if left unattended can further bury the parts of them that are ready to be examined and healed.  Come and learn more about how to take the first steps on this journey of exploration and healing!  Snacks will be provided.

WHERE:

FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts

610 N. Central Avenue, Suite 109 (@Doran)

Glendale, CA 91203

FREE PARKING

http://www.floatchinesemedicalarts.com/

WHO:

Dr. Aimee Wheeler is passionate about helping parents strengthen their bonds with their children and develop greater understanding of the ways in which their personal histories impact the relationships they forge.  As the mother of two young children, Aimee utilizes her personal experience and education to approach her work with compassion and understanding.  Aimee received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She is the founder of Parenting Discovery Center ( http://www.parentingdiscoverycenter.com).  The Parenting Discovery Center works with individuals, families, caregivers and groups of parents to enhance their self understanding and build healthy and resilient relationships.

We hope to see you on Saturday, August 11 from 10-11:30 am!  Space is limited.  PLEASE RSVP to abigail@floatchinesemedicalarts.com or 818-392-8797.

Other Upcoming Free Lectures at FLOAT: Chinese Medical Arts – please Save the Date!

Sat 9/15/12, 10am-12pm: Having a VBAC: A Holistic Approach to Preparing for a VBAC – Workshop with Abigail Morgan, L.Ac., featuring several VBAC moms sharing their stories

Sat 10/13/12, 10-11:30am: Why your Baby Doesn’t Want a Perfect Mommy – Lecture w/ Aimee Wheeler, PsyD

Again, PLEASE RSVP to abigail@floatchinesemedicalarts.com or 818-392-8797.

See you soon!