Our guest, Liz Carlson is an acupuncturist and herbalist with a focus on women’s health. Her Chinese Medicine practice helps people buy,”looking at the body holistically and taking a functional approach-I ask why something is happening and find the root cause…this leads me to the right acupuncture+herbal protocol”. During her college years, Liz was exposed to the functional approach by her mother, a nurse, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and chose to begin an alternative healing route using acupuncture.Liz was intrigued by this modality and with the encouragement of her mother applied to Acupuncture School, a five-year program.Liz’s practice, CommonPoint Care, they call themselves,”A modern approach to acupuncture”. Liz explains,”Ideally we are moving towards a more preventative, less reactionary, patient-centered and individualized health care system….we are making acupuncture more accessible by explaining the process and what is happening in Western terms, simplifying the language and lowering the cost”. She concludes by saying,” I love helping people find the tools to feel empowered about their health and I absolutely love helping women on their path to motherhood”.