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Food as Medicine in Postpartum Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • UC Berkeley 245 Hearst Gym Berkeley, CA USA (map)

This lecture is part of a project to gather postpartum traditions, to expose current postpartum experiences and to define postpartum justice.  Come join us.  Public welcome.

Ethnic Studies 199/ Asian American Studies 199: Traditional Postpartum Wisdom: Implications for Contemporary Postpartum Justice.  (For additional information: or HERE)


Christopher Pearson, L.Ac.

Be Well Natural, Oakland

In the spirit of synergy and holism Christopher brings together a myriad of professional experience. Experiences ranging from anti-oppression and diversity training to coaching youth basketball, Christopher applies the awareness these experiences have provided toward his healing practice. He has obtained a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from AIMC Berkeley, a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Religious Studies from SDSU, and an OBT, Oriental body therapist, from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. With more than 10 years experience in Diversity Trainings and serving for 7 years as a massage therapy instructor Christopher has become proficient in the art of making transitions into new awareness easy, by linking complex ideas into simple lifestyle modifications. As a devoted husband and father of three boys and engaged community member, Christopher embodies his deep commitment to sustainable community development, self-determination for every nation, and the liberation of all beings from the cycles of suffering. Christopher is practitioner of many modalities, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Bodywork and mind-body-spirit counseling. In bodywork, Since 1996, Christopher has been educated in the practice of Tui Na, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. In all of his sessions, Christopher uses a holistic approach to client-based support by utilizing nutritional therapy, somatic psychology, biomechanical efficiency, and the deep ecology of consciousness.