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Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid While Trying To Conceive and Pregnancy

Common Skin/Body Care Ingredients to Avoid While Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy:

  • Aluminum chloride hexahydrate: Look for it in antiperspirant; also check for aluminium chlorohydrate.
  • Beta hydroxy acids: Typically found in anti-aging skincare products. Look for salicylic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, trethocanic acid and tropic acid.
  • Chemical sunscreens: Read label and look for avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene.
  • Diethanolamine (DEA): Found in hair and body products under the names diethanolamine, oleamide DEA, lauramide DEA and cocamide DEA.
  • Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): Found in spray self-tanners.
  • Fluoride: Found in toothpaste, mouthwash, municipal water sources; scientific studies have linked it to lower IQ scores in children exposed to it in utero.
  • Formaldehyde: A preservative found in hair straightening treatments, nail polishes and eyelash glue; look for formaldehyde, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol).
  • Hydroquinone: A skincare lightening agent; abstain from using products containing idrochinone and quinol/1-4 dihydroxy benzene/1-4 hydroxy benzene.
  • Parabens: Has been linked to cancer in clinical studies. Keep away from propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl parabens.
  • Phthalates: Found in synthetic fragrances and nail polishes; avoid diethyl and dibutyl.
  • Retinol: Linked to birth defects in clinical studies; Found in anti-aging skin care products; Look for the names Vitamin A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin.
  • Thioglycolic acid: Found in chemical hair removers; also look for the names acetyl mercaptan, mercaptoacetate, mercaptoacetic acid and thiovanic acid.
  • Toluene: Found in nail polishes; skip methylbenzene, toluol and antisal 1a.
New clinic hours for September 2021

New Clinic Hours Begin on September 13, 2021

We’re excited to expand our clinic hours effective September 13, 2021!

Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac, DACM will be treating patients as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 4pm-7pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 9am-1pm

Nok Klingfoi, AC, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM) will be treating patients as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 12pm-4pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 1pm-5pm

Dr. Michelle will be available for New Patient Consultations during all clinic hours by appointment.

We are open on Saturdays by special request. Ask Caitlin or Dr. Michelle for details.

 

 

 

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We Won 3 Awards for The Best of Dripping Springs 2021

Thank you for choosing us as the Best of Dripping Springs 2021!

  • Best Acupuncturist (Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac, DACM)
  • Best Alternative Medicine
  • Best Pain Management

At Indigo Healing Acupuncture, we help people find long-term relief from chronic pain/illness, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and infertility with treatment strategies that are clinically-proven and backed by over 2,000 years of knowledge. We provide an effective alternative to physical therapy, chiropractic care, pharmaceuticals, injections, and surgery.

Chronic migraine headaches called Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac., DACM into holistic medicine and she deeply emphasizes with anyone who is struggling with a condition that is missing an effective solution in modern medicine. With this first-hand knowledge, she meets one-on-one with prospective patients to listen to their story and understand them as a whole person, not just a constellation of symptoms. Customized treatment strategies naturally encourage homeostasis in the endocrine system and nervous system to promote healing from the inside out. With convenient appointment times available in the morning, afternoon, and evening, patients benefit from a comprehensive care strategy that focuses on the healing synergy of treating the body, mind, and spirit.

The Indigo Healing Acupuncture Team wakes up every day feeling excited about the opportunity to help people feel better. We love seeing how feeling better manifests in the daily lives of each of our patients. For some, it’s being able to get down on hands and knees to play with a grandchild. It can be a musician playing a two-hour concert without pain or fatigue. It can be a mom who has enough energy to train for a marathon. It can be an orthopedic surgeon who needs a full night of sleep to prepare for a life-changing surgery. We’re driven with a passion to have a positive impact on individuals, which ultimately contributes to the well-being of their family, friends, and community.

Indigo Healing Acupuncture is continually evolving with a blend of traditional medicine, science, and personal connection designed to nurture and guide our patients through their most difficult health challenges. We eagerly await improving the life of every human who walks through our door, right here in our hometown of Dripping Springs!

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