Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Acupuncture during pregnancy is safe, and a great resource for you to have a more comfortable pregnancy. It can help you with: morning sickness, low back pain, hip pain, fatigue, stress relief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestion, reflux, heartburn, headaches, swelling of the hands and feet, turning the baby, preparing your body for labor, starting labor, memory loss/focus, and improving health.
For stimulating labor it usually takes several treatments close together. Allow up to 4-6 treatments once a day to every other day.
For turning breeches we start treatment at 34 weeks gestation. A combination of acupuncture with moxibustion is used. It is a very safe and effective treatment.
There are many benefits for your developing baby. Acupuncture can help with healthy brain, organ, and nervous system development. It also helps to reduce inflammation, and improve circulation, helping your baby get everything they need.
We have treatment packages and family discounts available to help you save money and still get the amount and frequency of treatment you need to get the best results. See our Prices page for more information.
Often labor and delivery can be long and traumatic for both mother and child. It can also involve many medications and other medical interventions. These are helpful at the time, but leave left over inflammation in the tissues. This can linger for a long time, and affect the heath of you and your baby down the road. Regular acupuncture treatments for you, and Shoni-shin treatments for your baby (starting at 1 month old) can help prevent this inflammation from causing problems later.
Babies and young children have very sensitive digestive systems. Regular Shoni-shin treatments help to strengthen digestion. Acupuncture and herbs can also help you and your new baby in the postpartum period with many issues including: fatigue, postpartum depression, healing from birth trauma, too much bleeding, irritability, anxiety, trouble with breast milk, stress, sleep, digestion, reflux, and frequent colds.
After birth, you and your child can come and get treatments together in our family treatment room. After your first treatment you get a 20% discount off acupuncture for coming together.