Meet the Women of NOURISH
Jennifer Gwin is certified in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. She has 18 years of experience as a licensed acupuncturist.
Jennifer attended the University of Michigan and the University of Washington for undergraduate study before receiving her master’s degree from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. She augmented her understanding of East Asian medicine through additional studies in both China and Cuba.
Jennifer has dedicated most of her life to studying various movement arts including ballet / modern dance, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Aikido. She also performed professionally for many years and is now a certified yoga instructor. This unique blend of experience enables her to assist her patients in developing a deeper sense of relationship between physical and spiritual well-being.
Hadaza Gonzalez had the honor of receiving her Masters in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Texas Health and Science University. She is a certified licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist with the Texas Medical Board and with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
In her 7 years as a practitioner of Chinese medicine she has specialized in women’s health, neurological disorders, pain management, digestive issues and emotional distress. She understands the impact nutrition has on the state of the mind and body and educates her clients in practicing preventive medicine through recommended dietary practices and herbal remedies. Her goals are to help people find physical and emotional relief, balance and empowerment through the reconnection of mind, body and spirit.
Her love for holistic medicine and determination towards helping others was born out of her own healing. Understanding that the mind plays an integral part in the healing process, she practices living a mindful life and incorporates meditation, yoga, breath work, Qi Gong and prayer as daily practices. These help her to maintain a state of balance and well-being.
Jessica Tsing, MSAOM, L.Ac., MAcc. is a second-generation acupuncturist who is licensed and certified in the State of Texas by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Prior to her career in acupuncture she received her Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas and worked in Dallas for a mid-size public accounting firm for four years before pursuing her passion in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She earned her Master’s degree in TCM at Texas Health and Science University as valedictorian of her graduating class.
Jessica’s interest in TCM came at a very young age while growing up in a family of Chinese medicine practitioners, including her dad, aunts, uncles and several cousins. Her holistic approach is aimed at individualized treatment to treat the person and not just the symptoms. That is why Jessica is passionate about TCM. She believes acupuncture promotes balance by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself, thus improving quality of life.
Hands of Light Therapy
Maeve Gallagher, C.S.T., L.M.T., practices CranioSacral Therapy and Omega Energy Work. She helps her patients achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance using a combination of healing techniques such as deep tissue massage, assisted stretching, Neuromuscular therapy, and sports massage techniques. She has had the privilege of witnessing the powerful life-changing effects of these healing arts for the past ten years. This body/mind/spirit approach allows not only the muscular and skeletal structures to be relieved of stress, but the emotional blockages to be released as well.
Maeve enjoys working with autism, vaccine injuries, trauma, jaw and ear alignment, birth trauma, and new mothers and their infants. Her passion is providing a safe space for the activation of continued self-healing and freedom from pain that is brought on by physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. She is honored to be of service to others and help people find balance within themselves.
To learn more, go to http://www.cranioaustin.com
Holistic Health Coaching /Vita-Drip Therapy
Amira Abdelkader has over 30 years of experience as an RN, ten of which were spent in the USAF in Medical Flight Evacuation. She is now also a Health and Wellness Coach dedicated to empowering people to restore their own health and well-being. After overcoming her own chronic disease Amira is motivated to teach others how to do the same. She does this by offering classes to the broader community as well as one-on-one guidance about how to make important lifestyle changes such as proper nutrition, herbal remedies, essential oils, medical massage and more. She even teaches the Qi Gong movements with the 9-Breath technique to minimize stress, pain and PTSD.
Amira has always had a passion for health and the holistic approach to wellness. She feels that in order to cultivate a happy and productive community it is time to create a culture of wellness in our city of San Antonio; and education is they key.
To learn more, go to http://www.vitadripiv.com
Personal Life Coaching
Lecia Grossman is an Executive and Personal Coach helping individuals live and work in alignment with what is important to them and what brings them joy. She is known for being authentic, curious, and filled with possibility and joy. Lecia believes in her clients’ brilliance and her coaching approach is tenacious and compassionate. She helps her clients get clear on their goals, build awareness of their worldview and biases, be mindful in their choices, and gets them into action towards the fulfilling life they desire. Clients come to her for help to see the big picture and possibilities, and the beauty in the process.
For more information go to http://www.dotheworkdeep.com
Vibrational Medicine/ Yoga/ Meditation
Kimberly LaPrade Jackson is a Master Reiki Practitioner and a registered yoga teacher (500 RYT and 200 hour e-RYT courses.) She is trained in Energy Healing, Sound Therapy, Crystal Healing, Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Ayurveda, Intuitive Guidance and Stress Management.
She offers customized one on one services for all of the above as well as group energy healing through sound therapy. She also teaches yoga and meditation classes and conducts a variety of workshops, trainings and women’s gatherings.
Women’s Holistic Health and Gynecology
Rachel Olsson, APRN, CNM, CPM Rachel is a nurse practitioner and midwife who practices functional medicine for women’s health. She received her advanced nursing degrees from the University of Iowa and Philadelphia University. Rachel works with women of All ages (teens through menopause) to optimize their health and well-being. She does preconception and fertility care, prenatal care and integrative postpartum care, as well as GYN and general women’s health. Over the past 14 years Rachel has spent time working in various capacities in 3 hospitals, 3 birth centers, 2 home birth practices, 1 sexual health clinic, and gave birth to two boys at home with midwives. She is certified in John Barnes’ style of Myofascial Release and has been certified by Dr. Crista for treating mold illness.
Rachel feels there is a loss of human connection and quality in so many aspects of society today. Women’s health is a vulnerable realm, and begs to be addressed with dignity and individualization. She believes in both evidence-based care as well as making women’s health a positive and comfortable experience. She does specialized pelvic exams with assessment of pelvic tone and breathing, Pap smears, and microscopic exams, as well as basic (thyroid, anemia, etc) and comprehensive functional medicine testing like stool testing, nutrient testing, and mold testing.
She additionally is a certified prenatal yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and teaches Integrative Coming of Age Classes for girls age 9-19 years.
To learn more, go to her website: http://www.functionalmidwiferytx.com