Posts in Mental Health
How (and Why!) to Track Your Cycle

Where are you in your cycle right now?  How was your last period- was your bleeding heavy or light, dark or pale, clotty or smooth?  Any cramping?  

If you are a patient of mine and you menstruate, then you are familiar with this conversation.  By asking about details from your cycle, I learn about your constitution and how to apply effective acupuncture and herbal strategies that support your overall vitality, help ease discomfort, support healthy periods, and optimize fertility. 

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Iyengar Yoga for Physical and Mental Wellbeing

I often recommend that my patients practice yoga as a means of pain relief and stress reduction.  A yoga student myself, I’ve been practicing with Anneke Faas and other teachers at Adeline Yoga in South Berkeley for the past several months.  I’ve found all the teachers at Adeline to be incredibly skilled, attentive, and willing to meet each student where they are at, while the atmosphere of the studio feels safe, non-competitive, and inclusive.  Curious to understand more about the Iyengar style of yoga taught there, I asked Anneke to expand upon the teachings offered at Adeline.

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