Emily Guevara L.Ac is a board certified acupuncturist located in the Dallas, TX. She provides expert care for women's seeking care for hormonal balance, infertility care, and relief from menopause symptoms.
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"you will recognize that "no" really means "yes" to you." 👈👈 Could not have said it better myself.
I truly live by the principle "if it's not a hell yes, it's a hell no" and I encourage my patients & students to do the same.
Life hands us a parade of invitations, offers, and requests that we so often feel that we should say "yes" to. Sometimes, these invitations may even be exciting, but after we realize the mountain of events, presentations, and birthday parties we have to attend, we start to regret our decisions. Like buyer's remorse, we experience "yes remorse" and end up overwhelmed, stress, and possibly flaky (adding to more stress in the form of guilt - and it puts your goals, priorities, and needs on the back burner).
In a world that is fighting for your attention and energy, no is the one of the most powerful words you can use.
Have a hard time saying no? Try this... learn to say:
🌺"let me think about it", or
🌺"Let me check my schedule and get back to you"
This gives you the pause you need to check in with yourself and truly feel in your core whether this opportunity matches with your own priorities, needs, and boundaries, or if it's coming out of FOMO, scarcity, or another internal pressure - like the pressure to please.
Saying "no" might be uncomfortable at first, but I promise you, the more your practice the more you will recognize that "no" really means "yes" to you.
As you go into your week pay attention to when you may be saying yes when everything inside of you is saying no - and give yourself permission to utter that magic two letter word with power, confidence, and maybe even with no explanations needed!
Can you relate to saying yes when you are already overwhelmed? What leads to that? Can you start to identify where in your body you can feel the inner conflict - and start to see this as your inner message? Your gut? Your intuition? What are the challenges you have with saying no? When did you say no and feel REALLY good about it?
P.S. I love this quote by @yung_pueblo
Let your body be your guide. ❤️
An excellent guide to figuring out the different types of cervical mucus we have and what it may mean. Be sure to mark your cycle day too!
Cervical mucus is the fluid produced by your cervix during your menstrual cycle as a result of hormonal shifts. It’s quite amazing - changes in color, texture, and amount are very predictable in healthy cycles - enough so that cervical mucus can be a reliable indicator of the fertile window and guide to best times for conception - or contraception - depending on your goals.
Here’s how it works: As your body ramps up estrogen production before ovulation, the cervix produces more mucus. At first, you may only have the sensation of some wetness. In the 1-2 days before ovulation, when your estrogen is at its highest, and during and right after ovulation, your cervix produces abundant, clear, slippery, wet, stretchy, elastic cervical secretions often described as egg-whites. This is peak fertile mucus and signals the best time for conception. Within just a few days, under the influence of progesterone, the mucus becomes more scant and closer to your period may be more pasty, ‘tacky,’ and you may feel noticeably drier.
How do you track your cervical mucus? Each morning notice and record your bleeding days, dry days, wet days, sticky days, cloudy days, and slippery days. If you don’t have a 28-day or even a regular cycle, track the pattern according to your cycle. At the link in bio you can download a free chart for doing this!
There are a few ways to check your cervical mucus, depending how up-close-and-personal you want to get:
1️⃣: Check out the color and texture of the discharge on your underwear each day.
2️⃣: Wipe your vaginal opening with white toilet paper or tissue before you go pee. Look at the color and feel of the mucus with your fingers.
3️⃣: Insert a clean index finger just inside your vaginal opening then look at the color and notice the texture of mucus between your index finger and thumb.
I highly support getting in touch with your cycle, not just for getting or avoiding pregnancy, but to tap into this powerful marker of your hormonal health.
Have you tracked your cervical mucus? If you’re comfortable sharing your experience, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
🎨 @basakillustrates for Hormone Intelligence
Treatments at new location start 4/4!!
Good morning and happy Monday! This is your friendly reminder that our clinic will be moving soon and seeing all our patients at the new location starting a week from today! We are stoked and can not wait to welcome you to this beautiful space! The new space will have more security and require a code for our front door which we will share in your appointment text reminders, so no need to memorize anything, just pull up your text to find the code.
We have added Wednesday mornings to better accommodate your scheduling needs AND we will be adding 2 new services once we are settled in, so look for an email update on these in your inbox soon!!
And yes, my sidekick, Bev is coming with me! As so many of you have asked :)
2520 N. Carroll Ave, Dallas, 75204
See you there beginning April 4th!
Let's start redefining what menopause means.
We will begin seeing patients at our new and FINAL location starting April 4th!
This is an exciting time for us and we can’t thank you enough for all your support during our transition. Your words of encouragement and congratulations have truly made these last 8 months go by quickly.
I will send another email the week before our big move as a reminder, until then, we will be in our current location through Sunday, April 3rd.
2520 N. Carroll Ave, 75204
Photo by Samuel Clara
How can acupuncture help during pregnancy?
If you are seeking a more natural way to feel your best through your pregnancy, acupuncture may be the answer you are looking for. Acupuncture is extremely safe during all phases of your pregnancy including your post-partum phase for recovery.
Acupuncture is a drug free way to effectively treat:
• Back pain
• Hormonal headaches
• Trouble sleeping
• Hot/warm flushing
• Breech presentation
• And much, much more!
If you want to avoid unnecessary medication, reduce discomfort and stress during your pregnancy or just simply want supportive care in conjunction with traditional OB care, consider acupuncture.
Becky Allen DPT, owner of Genesis PT dropping a knowledge bomb for all of us. 🤯 Know your options and make an informed decision! 😉
Read that again.
It’s true. The medical system would have you believe you’re “unfixable” without a procedure or a pill. They want to immediately prescribe medication for “overactive bladder,” or perform a surgery for prolapse. They want to hook you up to a machine or sit you on a very expensive chair that performs “thousands of kegels in minutes” to “strengthen” your pelvic floor.
But what you don’t realize (which is not your fault) is that your body can heal itself from pelvic floor dysfunction without all of that, and with guidance from a high quality pelvic floor therapist! Muscles crave movement, joints thrive with mobility. Motion is lotion. Training the system that is your body to move better and be functionally stronger will 9/10 times (maybe more) clear up your pelvic floor issues.
I am not saying there are not times for medication or surgical intervention. I’m simply saying let’s give your amazing body a CHANCE to show you what it’s made of. (Except I totally AM saying there is never a time for kegels while hooked up to a machine, or sitting on a kegel chair, or even plain old kegels themselves 👀)
If you’re struggling with urinary leaking, prolapse, painful intercourse, diastasis recti, hip or back pain, pelvic pain, discomfort in pregnancy, or any postpartum issues… You’ve got this! Come see us to guide you through it!
Are you experiencing fatigue, aching joints, or foggy brain and not sure why?
Could your symptoms be caused by your breast implants?
Breast implants illness (BII), also called Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA), is something I was not familiar with until a patient brought it to my attention a few years back. She had done a ton of research and was waiting to get in for her explant surgery and wanted support until then. Well, fast forward to today and not only am I seeing BII more often as a complaint in my patients, I’m also seeing it more commonly in news articles and thought it would be a good idea to share what I know about it.
BII can be caused by any and all types of breast implants, regardless of whether they are saline or silicone, their shape, or surface texture. According to data that was collected from 2008 – 2019, the average time it takes for symptoms to show up is 4.9 years and average age of patients is 43 years old.
Symptoms of breast implant illness include:
• Brain fog
• Hair loss
• Sleep disturbance
• Muscle and joint pain
• GI issues
• Dryness of mouth and eyes
For many women, these symptoms may be brushed off as hormonal changes, signs of aging or even just stress, but these symptoms can actually be a reaction to the chemicals from their implants.
BII should not be ignored. When our body is reacting to foreign substances in the body, it is signaling that there is trouble and if left untreated, BII can lead to autoimmune disease.
What causes breast implant illness?
From what I can find, we don’t really know what the cause is or why it affects some women and not others but there does seem to be a consensus within the medical community where they have found women with family or personal history of autoimmune disease, IBS, migraines, and chronic fatigue can be more susceptible to these reactions.
How do know if you are suffering from BII?
There are other illnesses that present with similar symptoms and they will need to be ruled out before getting a proper “diagnosis”. Finding an experienced plastic surgeon and a community you can reach out to is a step in the right direction. A good resource to begin your quest to find more information including doctors that can help, is Facebook. There are thousands of women out there that have come together out of a shared experience to help each other find answers.
Treatment for Breast Implant Illness is explant surgery or the removal of your implants along with any scar tissue capsulations that have formed. Finding a doctor and support group to learn more about this can be very helpful in understanding your symptoms.
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