I closed down my acupuncture practice in Rancho Bernardo just before I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Kalis. I’d planned to take maternity-leave for several months (or perhaps years). Now, just six weeks later, I’m planning to re-open my practice in Hillcrest. No, I didn’t change my mind about wanting to stay home with my little girl. She was born with bilateral renal agenesis so I got to spend a few precious moments with her and then she was gone.
My little girl taught me a lot. Both her birth and her absence have taught me that I’m a lot stronger than I thought. She also taught me that the moments I have may not last so it’s important to take them in and experience as much joy in life as I can.
I was so blessed to have had regular acupuncture and chiropractic before, during, and after my daughter’s birth. My midwife and acupuncturist were amazed at how quickly I healed physically after giving birth, even in the wake of such an emotional trauma. And while I still miss what I thought I would have with Kalis, I believe that my emotions are healing quickly as well. I attribute the swiftness of my healing to the acupuncture and chiropractic care I received.
One of the things that I notice at support groups for grieving parents is that many parents who have endured the loss of a child have difficulty finding that joy again. They are not only experiencing prolonged grief, but also the physical and mental dis-ease that often accompanies it.
As an acupuncturist, I can support your body and emotions in regaining their natural balance. No, I cannot make you forget your loved one or make you love him or her any less. But when your energy is balanced, your body and mind can begin to heal. My hope is that all those I support can begin to experience the joy in life that Kalis inspired me to have.
If you’d like support in regaining your energetic balance after the loss of a loved one, no matter how long it’s been, call (619) 630-0802 to schedule an appointment.