So far I must say this has been an incredible learning experience and I’m only on my 4th article about Health and Wellness! With so much more to discover, I’m excited to share with you my latest interview with Mrs. Sarah Thompson who founded “Sacred Vessel Acupuncture” back in 2012.
Mrs. Thompson has been in practice for over 20 years, with her passions being a mission to educate women throughout pregnancy and labor, with an emphasis in dedicating her practice to those with complicated fertility and pregnancy conditions. She has worked directly in the fields of Pain Management, Obstetrics & Gynecology, advanced studies in both Functional Medicine and Acupuncture, and had been a doula for over 14 years.
We have been trusted partners with Mrs. Thompson for over 3 years and it has been such a pleasure to work with her to help her clients on their Journey of Wellness. It was so captivating talking with Mrs. Thompson. She has such a deep and thorough knowledge of the physiological processes throughout the phases of pregnancy. Some how, she is able to explain the most complex concepts that occur through all phases of preconception, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum making them totally understandable.
“The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.”
Remember that not all Functional Medicine Practitioners are the same, make sure your practitioner is “Certified”, meaning they have passed rigorous training and testing to practice Functional Medicine.
When I initially walked into Mrs. Thompson’s office for our interview, it was really fascinating to hear that she was reviewing a long genetic makeup report for one of her clients to understand what might possibly be a barrier to their fertility and how to best support them to a successful pregnancy. Oftentimes conversations around challenging fertility are tough and deeply emotional, especially when the news is not the most ideal. Reviewing both the health, medical history, and lifestyles of the mother and father to help support best outcomes is her goal.
Hearing her talk about the importance of really focusing on the “Sacred Vessel” the “Mother” and their continuously changing and developing nutritional and physiological needs during pregnancy felt like a profoundly different shift in focus than just focusing on the developing baby. Oftentimes we hear more about how the fetal baby is developing, if they’re on the right timeline, caudal to cephalad measurements, fetal heartbeat, sex of the fetus, etc. With the maternal plan of care being developed around the developing baby, not the other way around, where caring for the mother is the primary focus which will intrinsically provide all her growing baby needs.
Let’s listen to how Mrs. Thompson explains the importance of focusing on the “Sacred Vessel” first to best support the pregnancy and developing baby.
There are several services that “Sacred Vessel Acupuncture” provides. As aforementioned, there’s a predominant focus on fertility, conception, pregnancy, postpartum, but also acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Women’s Health in general, pain management and injury, and Doula services. She currently provides virtual care for clients internationally as well, and has written the book on Functional Maternity, integrating Functional Medicine and Pregnancy!!
Thompson, S. (2021). Functional maternity: Using functional medicine and nutrition to improve pregnancy and childbirth outcomes. Modern Wisdom Press.
Mrs. Thompson offers a free 15 minute phone consultation to try and understand what each client might be challenged with, what the client may have already attempted or done, and help provide understanding if she would be able to help them succeed through their current health and maternity journey.
I highly recommend reaching out to Mrs. Sarah Thompson to see if she can help you!
Sacred Vessel Acupuncture
Sarah Thompson, CFMP, L.Ac., Doula
2001 S. Shields St. Bldg H – 101, Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 631-8119 email@example.com
Stay tuned for my next adventure into Wellness, until then…
Aloha a hui hou!!