You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing an acupuncturist, including several right here in Minneapolis who specialize in fertility. How do you choose? I encourage you to ask yourself- what are you looking for in an acupuncturist? Are you looking for a boutique experience or a clinical experience? What aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine speak to you? Are you drawn to the nature-based food and herbs? The energy and qi? Have you have been reading research studies about the physical benefits to uterine blood flow and hormones? Has your doctor recommended you add acupuncture to enhance your fertility treatments? Have you been hearing about spleens and kidneys and liver qi and are intrigued to learn your Traditional Chinese Medicine constitutional pattern? While we all do acupuncture, our styles are very different.
So what is the Pure Point experience like? It's warm and comforting. You feel cared for and supported with plenty of personal one-on-one time. The space does not feel like a doctor's office, so you can work on your fertility without being triggered and reminded of a medical clinic. The space is a comfortable sanctuary of peace with that Minneapolis small neighborhood vibe. There are pillows, cushions, and beautiful rugs, and painted wood floors. There are soft colors, velvet curtains, and flowing fabric ceilings. The rooms are cozy and sweet and one is even affectionately called the "womb room". You can feel the authentic work we do when you walk in the door and take a breath, and you leave feeling renewed. Patients describe Pure Point Acupuncture treatments as the perfect mix of connecting with a friend, a hint of therapy, a relaxing body treatment, and restful meditation.
So what is my style? I am a listener. I am a connector. I work intuitively and study the connections between the spirit world and the physical world. I believe in signs and I believe in timing. I have been doing this for a long time, eleven years and counting. I've lived through terrible menstrual cramps, infertility, bedrest, and C-sections. Not all fertility acupuncturists have the personal experience with the struggles, conflicting emotions, and loneliness of this difficult path. I am a gentle acupuncturist and get great results without pain and deep needles. I am honest. Some women get pregnant their very first cycle of acupuncture with me and some take several months. I am a trained herbalist, but I'm not pushy and I respect boundaries. If you don't want herbs, that's fine! We will talk about diet and foods you can choose that can help your body. You can speak your truth with me and I will not judge. You can laugh and cry and I will be right there doing the same.
The first round of the women's new moon circle is coming up very quickly! Herbalist Shyla Earl is hosting this lovely event. The following are a few of her details. If you are interested in joining, you can contact her here.
The 'circle" is a group of women who meet monthly on the new moon to hold space for one another to explore the divine feminine, share story, set intention, and support each other.
Each meeting is a creation of safe and sacred space held by collective intention to grow, support, and honor one another in our individual and collective journeys toward authentic self hood and whole health.
Shyla will provide tools, rituals, ceremony, and open and close the space at each meeting, but it is up to all of us to show up and be present for ourselves and our sisters. As a way to encourage and empower you, please consider assisting in leading a meeting.
To maintain structure and simultaneously create space for flexibility, we will meet in cycles of three moons so women may leave or join the circle while honoring the contract of sacred space within the frame of three moons.
We hope to have you join us for this precious and timely experience!