Herbal Medicine For LGBTQ+ Adults and Kids

Traditional western medicine isn’t working for you or your child. Wading through the different options to find relief and healing (not just masking what's going on) is confusing and exhausting. There are so many modalities to choose from. 

But you don’t have to choose between a holistic approach and a space that is gender-affirming and Queer-celebrating.

I’m here to help you simplify this process. You can have both.

My name is Rebecca Francesca Cariati (they/them) and I'm a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, Queer, nonbinary-femme, and a parent. I know what it feels like to be looking for relief and knowing that in order to really go deep, you need to be able to bring your whole self to the table.

I help Queer, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming folks with fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatric concerns. I also support Queer adults in any life stage to find healing with herbal medicine.


A bit about me:

  • I founded Spectrum Chinese Medicine after a gazillion “Who’s the mother?”’ questions and feeling invisibilized in the holistic medicine community.

  • In my twenties, I suffered from relentless tension headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. A friend recommended an acupuncturist and herbalist. I balked at the idea, but driven by both pain and a smidge of hope, I booked the appointment—it was life-changing.

  • After eight years of “getting by”, I was able to LIVE again because of this medicine. And there’s no reason you can’t, too.

  • The incredible power of Chinese (herbal) Medicine is understood and respected throughout East Asia, but not here on Turtle Island. I’m out to change that, because it works so darn well.

  • Working with me is easy: your care plan contains the highest impact recommendations for you that seamlessly integrate into your daily routine. The main piece is taking the herbal formula designed just for you, three times/day.

  • To me, you're a collaborator, not a patient.

  • I only take clients I can help. If we’re not a match, I’ll refer you out so you can find the care you need.

  • I run a specialty clinic, Spectrum Pediatric Acupuncture, in Burlington, VT (Abenaki Territories). There I serve kids, people of all genders trying to get pregnant, already pregnant, and postpartum. I also see Queers in all stages of life. Spectrum Chinese Medicine allows me to see Queers and their families outside of my immediate local area.

Here, herbal medicine is in service to you -- Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary adults and kids.  

If you're ready to explore what liberation feels like in your mind, body, and spirit, contact us to book a free Curiosity Call today.

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