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Be Well Sis: The Podcast

Oct 5, 2021

One of the things that I’ve said (and will continue to say) is that while Western medicine has its benefits, it’s not the end all be all when it comes to your overall health and wellness. And while I’m grateful for Western medicine, it doesn’t quite get to the root cause of an ailment the way that Eastern medicine does. On my journey to decolonizing my mind when it comes to being more intentional with my wellness, I’ve been doing what I can to learn about traditional and alternative medicine.

That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to Francesca Isaac, a licensed Acupuncturist and fellow island girl. Francesca fell in love with the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine while receiving treatments for severe menstrual cramps. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in biology, she spent 3 years studying acupuncture at the Tri-state College of Acupuncture in New York City.

Today, Francesca is here to share her expert knowledge on acupuncture and how it pertains to your wellness. We discuss how acupuncture can aid your menstrual cycle. She also shares some tips and tricks that you can easily implement at home to alleviate your menstrual cramps and discomfort. Francesca walks us through the importance of learning and acknowledging the history of Chinese medicinal practices, especially in a world where these practices are becoming more widely available.

If you’re interested in the therapeutic, physical, and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture and you’re ready to incorporate it into your wellness routine, this episode is for you. Listen in to this incredibly insightful episode with Francesca and pick up some pointers on the benefits of adding acupuncture into your wellness routine.

A Closer Look at the Episode

  • [5:16] How Francesca got into the field of acupuncture
  • [7:23] Why acupuncture can aid your menstrual cycle and alleviate your menstrual cramps
  • [8:56] Tips for keeping your pelvis warm
  • [10:11] The benefits of using castor oil in the days leading up to your cycle and tips for using it
  • [14:00] What is cosmetic acupuncture and acknowledging the history of Chinese medicinal practices
  • [17:37] The benefits of Guasha and how it alleviates stress
  • [18:30] Is cupping painful?
  • [19:37] The evolution of Francesca’s business during the pandemic
  • [21:22] Embracing the benefits of Eastern medicine
  • [23:23] Francesca’s top book recommendations


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