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Dr. Jessica Chen

Dr. Jessica Chen, is a Board Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a speciality degree in women’s health and reproduction.

Her extensive work with fertility, obstetric, and gynecology has exposed her to many patients suffering from postpartum symptoms and other fertility-related struggles.

These interactions inspired her to co-author the book, “Sitting Moon” with Dr. Daoshing Ni. The book touches on important themes relating to how a new mother must be cared for in the first month after giving birth.

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Chen grew up with a strong herbal tradition—her mother often used medicinal herbs in seasonal dishes when preparing the family’s daily meals.  As a result, Dr. Chen continued studying the healing properties of food and plants, a journey that eventually led her to devote 12 years to practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine at the prestigious Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, combining herbal medicine, nutrition and acupuncture. She is currently still practicing in Santa Monica in her own private practice.

 
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Sitting Moon:
A Guide to Rejuvenation after Pregnancy

Sitting Moon provides women with information on how to prepare for a new child and how to have a healthy postpartum period. The book includes information on nutrition, especially Chinese nutrition, what physical changes a new mother might expect, common ailments and how to help heal them, qi gong, acupressure, meditation, and exercise. Also includes recipes for the first four weeks after birth and meal plans.