Getting at the root cause of dis-ease using functional medicine principles, Rachel digs deep into women’s health and primary care concerns, discussing diet, lifestyle, supplementation, and doing bloodwork. Visits are virtual.
Holistic GYN Checkups / Pregnancy
Virtual Visit with Rachel
Rachel visits San Antonio: birthplace of Functional Midwifery every December for physical exams, paps, breast exams, and full scope GYN care. Virtual visits are available year-round to discuss women’s health concerns, and local blood draws can be arranged.
Belly / Womb Care
Belly / Womb care is perfect for people seeking support with digestion, painful menstruation, fertility, stress carried in the belly area, etc… and may help with digestion, menstruation, fertility, and stress. This technique can help optimize how your body functions. It is based on the ancient Mayan Techniques of abdominal touch and is an external, gentle manipulation that helps to reposition internal organs of the digestive and reproductive system. Repositioning organs helps to restore healthy and optimal blood flow, lymph, nerve, and energy flow within the body. It helps to support the bodies natural healing capacity to prevent disease and restore balance within the body.
While there is no “one size fits all” protocol, it is more about creating balance in the body, opening up the flow of the pelvis, and giving the body a chance to work in a more optimal way. When our muscles are tense or tight they can impede the structures around them. Our hormones travel through our blood in our arteries and veins. If, for example, our muscles are very tight or an organ is misplaced this can impact the flow of our circulation, in turn affecting the proper flow of our hormones. By creating balance and reducing restriction we can help the flow of the circulation, nerve, lymph and energy allowing the body to work better, thus improving our fertility, digestion, cramping caused by menstruation, vaginal dryness, fibroids, cysts, and stress we carry in the belly.
Acupuncture & Herbs
Menopause, Fertility, PMS, etc…
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have long been used to help bring balance to women’s hormones in women. This means that issues like menopause, premenstrual syndrome and infertility are often addressed using Chinese Medicine. It can also aid in fertility, IVF success rates, as well as can help women during pregnancy and postpartum.