Four queer patients of color, including masculine of center nonbinary transgender patients and trans men
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Six Steps to More Comfortable Binding: Part One of Six

Guest blog from Sandy Baird DC of Riverstone Chiropractic According to a Health Impact Study published in the Culture, Health, and Sexuality Journal, 97% of people who wear a binder experience uncomfortable side effects such as neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and trouble breathing. Other than limiting the time you spend in a binder, … Continue reading

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Featured on RiverstoneChiropractic.com: Acupuncture and Post-Surgical Care

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share my newest article, which was featured on riverstonechiropractic.com (my favorite—and LGBTQ-focused!—chiropractor). Click to read more. “In Chinese medicine, surgery is considered to block the flow of the meridians (similar to nerve and blood vessel damage in Western medicine). Improperly healed scars and old scar tissue can have the … Continue reading

Scar reduction therapy
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Acupuncture for Scar Treatment

Why Should We Treat Scars? Scars may not only be cosmetically undesirable, but may also have an impact on the health of the individual. This is especially true for very large scars; scars with abnormal coloration, lumpiness, numbness, tingling, itchiness, heat or cold sensations, achiness or pain, tenderness to touch, and muscle restriction. Such scars and associated adhesions … Continue reading

is soy okay to eat when you're taking estrogen or testosterone
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The Soy Controversy

"Women consuming the equivalent of two cups of soy milk per day provides the estrogenic equivalent of one birth control pill... men who consumed the equivalent of one cup of soy milk per day had a 50% lower sperm count than men who didn’t eat soy. -Chris Kresser's Paleo Code Soy is often touted as … Continue reading

Four queer patients of color, including masculine of center nonbinary transgender patients and trans men
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Herbs for Transitioning: Masculinizing Herbs

This is a follow-up post to “The Basics.” Also see the feminizing herbs post here. For gender affirming transition, herbs can be used alone to create very mild 'energetic' effects or to support the body to counteract any side effects of synthetic hormones. Note: Most herbs are unlikely to have a significant effect without any other … Continue reading

a trans kid binding
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Androgel: Info for Trans Men

Androgel can be used to initiate or maintain the development of male secondary sex characteristics, as well as virilization (clitoral enlargement) and cessation of menstrual periods. Though testosterone levels return to baseline 48-72 hours after last dose, most changes (such as cessation of the menstrual period and muscle/fat redistribution) reverse if Androgel treatment is stopped; … Continue reading

A transgender man binding and looking into the distance
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Chest Binding Safely: Save Your Back!

Interested in binding, or already binding? Here are some very important health tips that you need to know!: Do NOT use an ace bandage or similar homemade device for binding. Wrapping around your chest several times can result in dangerously tight binding that cuts off circulation, breathing, tissue damage, and skin irritation. If you want … Continue reading