I'm honored you are here.
My name is Sivan Dirks L.Ac and I'm the founder/director
of Rose City Baby and Rose City Family Wellness, a collective of
dedicated practitioners who are committed to supporting you and your family with the most personalized holistic health care here in Portland.
Witnessing the birth of a new family or a growing one is at the heart of my practice! I believe in a healthcare system that empowers and honor your individual needs, goals and life's philosophy through trust, education and choices.
I am here to support your journey of growth and change as a guide, a partner, a cheerleader. Wishing to shine light and celebrate your uniqueness.
Come experience the ease, comfort and balance Chinese Medicine has to offer to your body mind and spirit.
Because health is so much more than just the absence of illness and
it is never too early or too late to nourish and support your well-being.
Let's explore together what that means for YOU!
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness
you touch everything"
- Lao Tzu
Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary physical & emotional change. It is also a time for deep nourishment and care for you & your baby's well being. For over 3000 years Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine has promoted specialized treatments during pregnancy in a safe, gentle and effective way. Regular acupuncture treatments throughout your pregnancy can greatly enhance your health and positively influence the development of your baby as well as support natural labor and postpartum recovery.
Prebirth acupuncture treatments are designed to help prepare the woman's body for the transition from pregnancy to labor & birth. Emphasis is given to improving blood circulation to the pelvis & ripening of the cervix as well as addressing any specific individual needs prior to giving birth.
All women preparing for labor can benefit from theses treatments. In fact many countries such as Denmark, France, Germany,Switzerland & New Zealand have specialized acupuncture training for midwives in hospitals & privet settings.
A beautiful time to bond & connect with your little one.
All too often, women are expected to resume normal activity quickly & great pressure is placed on getting their bodies back in shape.
Following childbirth, care is especially important to the long term health & recovery of the mother. Its a time to regain strength, vitality and re-balance body-mind-soul.
Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs can provide a natural, safe healing option to help restore the physical & energetic changes that have occurred during pregnancy and labor. Treatments can boost your body's defenses, relieve afterpains, fatigue, depression, support breast feeding and much more.
As parents we want nothing more than for our children to be healthy, happy and thriving. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can be a great natural solution for your child's health needs. Today there are many children suffering from chronic contemporary illnesses such as allergies, asthma, eczema, cough, digestive issues, sleep problems and behavioral disorders as ADD & ADHD.
For many of these issues western medicine offers limited resources, frequently involving drugs that may cause unwanted and /or harmful side effects with long term consequences. The beauty of Chinese Medicine is that it naturally stimulates the body's own ability to heal itself from the inside out while protecting it along the way.