Lastnight it hit Zoey like a ton of bricks, coughing, feaver, vomit, and a crazy runny nose. I hate seeing her suffer and I know taking her to our regular pediatrician doctor is a waste of time, so I took her to The Lotus Center for the fist time to do an Herbal Consult. The Lotus Center is a practice where they offer oriental medicine, accupuncture, herbal consults, and healing body work.
They fit Zoey in to see the senior practioner Michelle, and explained to me how its pay by the hour and babies are never more than 30 minutes, then they formulate herbs for you to take home and make into your own tea like decoction.
When we got there it was this cool little house with all sorts of Asian decorations, moody cool music, a room with tons of glass jarred Chinese herbs, and some very cool books.
I took pictures of the 2 books I really want to get and learn more about.
While Zoey and I were there, Michelle the practitioner and Miriam the holistic health coach/office manager shared with me more about the business and their background. I was and am super entrigued with this whole Chinese medicine stuff, and the healing power food has to help our bodies fix and maintain itself.
Michelle told me that I should get some of my mommy group friends together and take a Chinese medicine workshop on how to keep our babies/kids healthy and treat illnesses naturally! I would love to do this, so I think I shall! Who's in!? Don't be shy, let's do this! Just gotta talk to Michelle about the cost and details, but I would love to beable to whip up some herbal tea for Zoey as opposed to hit up CVS and give Zoey man made medicine that has proven time and time again to be helpful, but, not natural and for those of you that know me, not the old me, but the hardcore, crunchy, natural mommy me, then u know.
Anyways I took the herbs home, made a decoction *see pic* cooled it down and gave it to Zoey is one of those medicine suck and squirt surenge thingies. I'm supposed to do that 3 to 8 times daily and am really excited to see the results!
Right now Zoeys knocked out with Daddy. Thank God. Seriously bc she's been really whiney and crying all day on and off and I'm pooooped!
Goodnight to my new blogging world, its freakin 4:30 in the morning.