Anne Matthews is the founder of Energy Tree Studios, she is an acupuncturist , her background is in traditional chinese medicine. She is also a fitness coach and as you will hear in this interview, she is an open and true human being, who carries a funny and vibrant energy combined with a deep knowledge and expertise in regards to health and healing.. 

During this conversation Michelle and Ann talk about fertility, hormones, menstrual cycles and tracking, as well as their own families, health and nutrition. 

Listen to this episode for a fun, energetic, deep and real talk. You will not only find how richly Western and Eastern medicine work when they are combined with the purpose of understanding the signs that our bodies manifest, but you will also have the opportunity to meet two authentic human beings who are not afraid to show their flaws and vulnerabilities. 

Key Takeaways:

[7:25] Anne Matthews talks about her professional background.

[10:20] How is hormonal imbalance treated with chinese medicine?

[12:53] The tongue examination.

[14:01] Western and eastern perspectives to approach hormonal imbalances.

[16:03] A healthy mom will have a healthy baby.

[18:34] Testings.

[20:32] When tests make you anxious.

[21:58] Start tracking your menstrual cycles.

[25:53] A happy period from Chinese medicine standpoint.

[26:59] Anne talks about her cycle.

[29:53] Liver Qi Stagnation

[33:22] We are made out of energy and that energy needs to move.

[38:03] Spleen Qi deficiency

[41:00] Steamed carrot vs raw carrot nutritional values

[44:45] Boundaries and isolation.

[54:15] Anne talks about her pregnancies.

[58:50] We tend to hide sadness.

[1:00:20] The importance of connection and communication.

[1:06:04] Feeling you are not enough.

[1:07:52] Anne’s favorite challenge that propelled her forward.

[1:12:17] What makes Anne rebellious?

[1:13:06] Rapid fire questions.


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Designs for Health

When was the last time you felt truly cared for, like your health provider is invested in helping you find the root cause of your dis-ease and is offering common sense solutions to your problems? 

The Poppy Clinic thinks you need an innovative approach to understanding why you are experiencing symptoms in the first place, offering functional tests to help provide the answers that you need and solutions that make sense for your life. At The Poppy Clinic, we believe you deserve to thrive in your health and be an invested member in your healthcare partnership. We are an integrative healthcare team providing services such as naturopathic medicine, holistic medicine, nutrition, IV vitamin therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, scar release therapy and live cell blood analysis. Since we believe community is imperative for transforming your health, we also provide unique community health services: our women’s group Rebel Tribe, a 6 week meditation series, solstice meditation, group nutrition services and mom and baby yoga.

We want to transform your healthcare experience, and we believe that you deserve such clarity in your health that you can separate poppy seeds from soil — and now you know where the clinic name comes from!

We look forward to meeting you very soon! 

Get in touch with Dr. Ann Matthews:

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Quotes and Tweetables: 

“People find hard to admit their health issues.” #therebelpodcast #health #issues

“You can’t have a baby if you are not healthy.” #therebelpodcast #pregnancy #baby

“A healthy mom will have a healthy baby” #therebelpodcast #health #baby #pregnancy

“The integration between western and eastern medicine is just marbellous.” #therebelpodcast #medicine #western #eastern

“Your liver Qi is what moves all your energy.” #therebelpodcast #chinesemedicine #liverQi #energy #mobvements 

 “We are made out of energy and that energy needs to move.” #therebelpodcast #energy #movements

“People are afraid of sadness.” #therebelpodcast #sadness #accept #communication