I see you. I see that you have a kid, maybe a couple of kids. I see that you are smiling, although there’s undoubtedly more to motherhood than appearances suggest. I see that you are busy – wiping faces, giving hugs, driving people, feeding people…
I hear you. I hear you say that you don’t know if you’re doing the right thing. Not sure how long you can go on only 2 hours of sleep a night. I hear you tell your newborn, your baby, your toddler, your child, “It’s alright.”
I know you wonder if it is.
You come to see me for various reasons – postpartum, menstrual concerns, poor energy, poor sleep, low concentration, low appetite, ravenous appetite, trouble nursing, migraines, digestive upset, heart palpitations – and you tell me various ways these things affect you and affect how you are able to do what you need to do. I see you. I hear you.
I am glad you’re here. Three children into motherhood, I know first-hand the difference between doing it and doing it with help.
Just in case you think you don’t have time for treatments, I want you to know that herbs are an option.
Just in case you think you don’t have a babysitter, I want you to know that your child is welcome. I will be glad to play with/wear/sing to him or her while you’re on the table, getting the rejuvenation you need so you will have enough to give to others.
I see you. I hear you. I am you. Sure acupuncture is for children, but acupuncture is for mothers too. You are important to the lives of your children, your family, to society at large. It is my honor to meet you where you are in your health, in your life and help you take care of yourself from there.
Arwen Careaga, mother, L.Ac.