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Josie Rodriguez-Bouchier is a queer, non-binary, Latinx licensed acupuncturist and queer reproductive health and justice advocate. Since 2008, they have been helping folks with wombs to conceive with the help of traditional Chinese medicine.
Rodriguez-Bouchier’s mission is to re-center queer, trans and non-binary Black, Indigenous and people of the global majority in the reproductive healthcare realm and beyond.
They have completed numerous National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine-approved infertility courses, as well as king yaa’s Birthing Beyond the Binary training for healthcare workers on how to support the reproductive health of queer, trans and non-binary folks. Rodriguez-Bouchier’s training also includes clean needle technique and Chinese herbology, and adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion (heat therapy), tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (friction therapy), acupressure, cupping, auriculotherapy, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
Rodriguez-Bouchier is the host of The Intersectional Fertility Podcast and creator of the Whole Self Fertility Method™. Fertile, their sliding scale five-week online program, applies the Whole Self Fertility Method to walk queer, trans and non-binary people through the fertility process with community support and professional advice.
They earned their master’s of science in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and attended Colorado College for their bachelor’s in English and creative writing. They have a diplomate in Chinese medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Expertise: Queer reproductive health, fertility acupuncture, non-binary and trans parenthood, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Location: Lakewood, Colo.
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