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Why Acupuncture?

It can help with

Pregnancy Support

Women often ask if receiving acupuncture is safe while pregnant. The answer is yes! However, let your acupuncturist know if you are pregnant or might be pregnant, as there are some contraindicated points we will not use during specific times throughout the pregnancy. Ideally, we would love to see you throughout the entirety of your pregnancy. We will work preventively to lower any potential risks and set you up for a healthy pregnancy and birthing experience. A healthy mom makes a healthy baby. However, regardless of what stage you are in your pregnancy, you will leave your initial visit with a treatment plan outlining recommendations for frequency of treatments, and lifestyle and dietary tips. 

Labor prep: Once the due date starts approaching, we recommend the use of acupressure to help prepare the body for a healthy and efficient labor. When the time comes, we will teach you and your partner or support person research driven acupuncture points to massage within the weeks leading up to labor and before labor. Acupuncture and acupressure during this stage have been shown to be incredibly helpful to ripen the cervix, decrease pain during labor and promote relaxation.

 

Postpartum: Pregnancy support does not stop after giving birth. Postpartum, also known as the fourth trimester, is a crucial time to rest and nourish the body. Certain conditions acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be helpful with during this time include:

  • Lactation production

  • Mastitis 

  • Anxiety, mood swings, and depression

  • Insomnia

  • Recovery from C-Section or tearing

  • Hormonal balance and regulation

 

While many pregnancy symptoms can be very common and of no concern, they also can be highly uncomfortable. Some symptoms that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can effectively treat include:

  • Morning sickness

  • Acid reflux

  • Constipation

  • Mood swings

  • Changes in sleep

  • Stress and anxiety

  • High blood pressure

  • Gestational diabetes

  • Breech positioning

  • Back, hip, and pelvic pain

  • Shoulder tension

  • Headaches 

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