In 2019, Rebecca had a child with her spouse, Kelzi. The lack of Queer and Trans-affirming care for pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting was glaring. After a gazillion “Who’s the mother?”’ questions and generally feeling invisibilized in the holistic medicine community, she founded Spectrum Chinese Medicine. Here, East Asian and evidence-based medicine meet in service to joyful and gender-affirming care for Queer and trans folks trying to conceive, those who are pregnant and postpartum, their babies, and LGBTQIA-2+ youth.
Rebecca is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, Queer femme, Jew of radical persuasions and second-generation Italian. In her twenties, Chinese medicine found her suffering from relentless tension headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. A friend recommended an acupuncturist. She balked at the idea, but driven by both unremitting pain and hope, she booked the appointment—it was life-changing. After eight years of “getting by”, she was able to really live.
When offered in a container that acknowledges the whole person and the concentric circles of both oppression and love we live within, acu-phototherapy and herbs can unravel harmful patterns and carve a path toward liberation for all.
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in New York and Pennsylvania
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) degree, including 1000+ clinical hours in acupuncture and herbal medicine from Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology
Western Clinical Herbalism, Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies’ Intermediate Program on Salt Spring Island
Pediatric Essentials Training at the Center for Acupuncture Pediatrics
Birth Doula Training with DONA.