Welcome to our library!
From meditation and breath work recordings, practitioner grade nutritional supplements and herbal formulas, to upcoming learning opportunities, and photography prints. Here you will find a variety of curated resources to deepen and fortify your healing journey.
Books on culture, medicine, and ecology
Reading is a radical practice. And for many of our elders and ancestors, the act of picking up a book was either forbidden or inaccessible. Books contain stories that come alive when they are read. They help us to connect, think critically, and expand our understanding of the world. My current reading interests include both nonfiction and fiction works that explore topics related to cultural organizing, the history of medicine, and ecological sciences. I also thoroughly enjoy short and long-form writing, such as poetry, essays, blog posts, and research articles. This reading list includes some of my favorite authors and works on the subjects mentioned above. Every purchase helps to support local, independent bookstores.
Meditation + Breath work + Workshops
Contemplative practice is a sacred phenomenon in many, if not all, cultures across the world. Our ancestors evoked the power of the breath and the mind through daily practice, traditional rituals, and ceremonies as a means to transmit culture, healing wisdom and ecological knowledge. Meditation, breath work, and research are powerful tools with benefits that reach beyond the individual, and into the collective consciousness. Our mission and vision at LOAM is to honor the unique wisdom of your inner ecology through health preservation, environmental stewardship, and interdependence. As a compliment to our clinical services, we offer opportunities to reconnect to contemplative practices through online wellness education. You can choose from our curriculum of group workshops, or self-study courses at your own pace.
Herbs + Supplements
Starting a home apothecary is a wonderful way to reclaim and recenter healing. An apothecary is both a place, and a person which carries a lineage of medicine, and with this comes an opportunity to nurture a relationship with plant relatives, and the natural world. As a community member at LOAM, you have access to practitioner grade herbs and supplements at 20% off of retail prices. Shop trusted brands including Gaia Herbs, Pure, Standard Process, Apex Energetics, Nordic Naturals, and much more. It is completely free to open an account. Purchase and refill your home apothecary items at your convenience.
Culture is a valuable and potent form of medicine. When we participate in cultural activities—as artists, or attendants, it improves our health and well-being. A research study in Norway found a definite correlation between participating in cultural events such as gallery shows, concerts, or making art, with increased rates of good health and improved quality of life, while lowering stress, anxiety, and depression. Personally, photography has been a guiding light in my life since the age of nine. This practice continues to be a trusted ally and source of empowerment, and allows the opportunity to connect my work as a clinician and creative. Our print shops is filled with visual medicine that evokes aesthetic appeal, and acts as a balm for the nervous system.
Community Supported Acupuncture
Community Supported Acupuncture (CSA) utilizes a hybrid pay-it forward model united with the well-known Community Supported Agriculture model developed by author and agriculturalist Booker T. Whatley in the heart of Alabama, circa 1960-1970. A similar model was also practiced in Japan, conceptualized by Teruo Ichiraku, a philosopher and organizer of agricultural cooperatives.
With the vision of bringing greater access to East Asian Medicine to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Queer, Trans, Two Spirit, and Disabled relatives who cannot otherwise afford a private or virtual session, LOAM offers a Community Supported Acupuncture Program.
Our goal is to provided low or no cost services, including acupuncture, moxibustion, somatic practices, and virtual health consultations for 3-5 people every quarter. We believe in transparency, and at the end of each year, we will share a review and reflection on our fundraising efforts.