PRE/POST NATAL ACUPUNCTURE

After the initial excitement recedes after discovering that you’re pregnant recedes you need to be conscious of the fact that your are now sharing yourself in the growth of a new little individual.

 

After the initial thrill of learning you're pregnant starts to subside, you must remember that you're now a part of the development of a new person.

 

All nourishment, nutrients and environment come from Mum.  It is vital that you are getting sufficient exercise, rest, sleep and nourishment.  Help yourself to have a smoother........

Acupuncture is safe throughout pregnancy and is very effective in dealing with the associated discomforts.  Acupuncture is especially appropriate in minimising or avoiding medication; and of course is very effective in preparing for delivery. You may wish to consider acupuncture to complement your journey while under the care and guidance of your medical team.

Many pregnant women go experiencing symptoms throughout their pregnancy that can be bothersome.

 

Acupuncture is an extremely safe and effective treatment option in helping to provide relief with the associated discomforts that pregnancy may bring.  ACUPUNCTURE IS ESPECIALLY APPROPRIATE IN MINIMISING OR AVOIDING MEDICATION; AND OF COURSE IS VERY EFFECTIVE IN PREPARING FOR DELIVERY.  YOU MAY WISH TO CONSIDER ACUPUNCTURE TO COMPLEMENT YOUR JOURNEY WHILE UNDER THE CARE AND GUIDANCE OF YOUR MEDICAL TEAM.

  • Back pain and sciatica

  • Breech birth

  • Constipation

  • Depression

  • Edema 

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches

  • Heartburn

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Mood swings/Irritability

  • Nausea and vomiting 

  • Sleep problems

How often should you have acupuncture during pregnancy?

To gain the maximum benefits of prenatal acupuncture, we recommend that women have 1 to 2 30 minute acupuncture sessions per week, and should begin to see benefits after 3 sessions.

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1. Promote relaxation and stress reduction. 

Being a new parent can cause a wired but tired state.  Your nervous system is on high alert for the new baby. The lack of sleep and loss of sleep rhythm exacerbates the anxious, alert, and wired feeling. Acupuncture helps to calm the nervous system and allow for a sense of calm in the body and mind. This sense of calm can support a women with the many demands of newfound parenthood. When a mom feels grounded, this creates less anxiety, stress and can reduce the risk of postpartum depression, which every mama needs!

2. Help heal and rejuvenate from the physical birthing process.

Giving birth is a beautifully intense experience. Women use a large amount of qi and blood to create and birth a baby. In China, it was customary for women to take 30 days to rest and recover the qi and blood used during this time. This is far from customary in our culture.

3. Help the body come back into balance. 

Each women has a unique Chinese medicine pattern. As a Certified Acupuncturist, I am trained to look at the underlying patterns and root cause of symptoms that are manifesting, such as postpartum anxiety and depression. By creating a diagnosis unique to each client, I am able to use specific Acupuncture points to lessen the root symptoms to allow the body to heal from birth and prepare for the new journey of parenthood.

Read this interesting study about the effectiveness of acupuncture and postpartum depression.

4. Create a space and time for mom to heal.

Being a mother is a powerful experience. The Love for a child is fierce and consuming. Aside from the physical and mental support, acupuncture creates a time and space for you to employ self-care.  You are alone in a room healing for 30 minutes. Taking care of yourself and restoring homeostasis in your body are essential for your well-being. 

Self-care is essential to a mother feeling supported and capable of the job of motherhood. Moms need to remember they will be better mothers when they take time for themselves and when they advocate for their own healing and recovery. 

Postpartum acupuncture is such a powerfully beneficial treatment for a mother’s physical and emotional health after birth. Acupuncture after birth should be part of each mama’s postpartum plan!