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Ep. 34 – Acupuncture while Breastfeeding: interview with Sasha May of Impact Healing

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Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome! We’ve got a new format!
1:07 We answer a listener question 
3:00 Thank you to our sponsor Liquid IV
4:10 Interview with acupuncturist Sasha May
4:40 Sasha’s journey to acupuncture
8:45 Basics of acupuncture and how it works
9:35 Acupuncture is just one part of Chinese medicine
10:00 It’s all about balance and flow
11:00 The impact of stress
11:30 A little acupuncture recap
13:13 Common reasons lactating people go to Sasha
14:40 Stress and lactation 
15:05 Total health and lactation health go together
15:45 Acupuncture needles aren’t painful
16:30 Acupuncture is self-care
17:15 Where are needles placed?
17:30 Sasha’s process
18:10 A helpful PDF from Sasha for you, see link below!
19:00 It’s not just about needles, other methods
19:25 Nutrition and rest is important
20:00 Heather sums up the acupuncture journey
20:40 Approaches: Chinese vs. Western medicine
21:20 What the problem really is
22:00 Give your body the best chance of healing
22:20 One session vs. multiple sessions
24:10 Tips for breastfeeding people, what you can do
25:20 Sasha says, Just give acupuncture a try
25:35 Are there side effects to acupuncture?
25:55 Thank you, Sasha
26:05 Thank you to our sponsor Happi Tummi
27:20 Research segment: lactation and acupuncture
34:52 The First Ever Breastfeeding Award!!
36:10 Thank you for listening!

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