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New Acupuncture Physician at Holistic Women and Families in Port Orange

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Margaret has joined the staff at Holistic Women and Families to offer more varied services to patients such as acupuncture with electric stimulation, gua sha, moxibustion, and more. She has had the privilege of studying with oriental medicine physicians specializing in areas such as women’s health and fertility, weight loss, insomnia and sleep disorders, depression, and anxiety. Her unique expertise and styles of treatment are welcome additions to the health center. 

Margaret resonates with the individualized approach of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She had such a marked difference in her health with acupuncture and herbs that she decided to become a practitioner to help other women, who may be frustrated with mainstream health care, to live healthier lives. Margaret understands first-hand the heartbreak of infertility and has had personal success with oriental medicine to reduce or resolve many symptoms associated with PCOS.  After acupuncture and herbal treatment to boost fertility, she was able to conceive naturally and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Margaret lives with her husband and miracle “acupuncture baby,” (now four years old) in Port Orange, Florida.  

The ladies at Holistic Women and Families are excited she is now a part of their team. To schedule an appointment with Margaret Thompson-Choi, AP, DOM, please call 386-872-5757. 

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No-cost breastfeeding classes November 2018 Volusia County


The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is hosting no-cost breastfeeding classes for new and expectant mothers. Classes cover the basics of breastfeeding and are scheduled at DOH-Volusia locations from:

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Tues., Nov. 6, at 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Tues., Nov. 13, at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Wed., Nov. 14, at 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach.
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15, at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.

Each class is a one-time session. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Lactation consultants from the department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are chosen from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies.  Breastfeeding peer counselors provide mother-to-mother basic breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

For information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663).

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