Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is helpful for a number of different conditions during the childbearing year. Many women come in for regular treatments during this time as preventative support during this time of change. Acupuncture is a an effective drug-free approach that can be helpful for many conditions such as colds and flu, back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety, and more. Other conditions that can be helped include but are not limited to:

During Pregnancy

  • Morning Sickness
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Miscarriage Prevention
  • Premature Contractions
  • Placenta Previa
  • Heartburn
  • Uterine Ligament Pain
  • Low Platelet count
  • Breech Presentation

Labor Preparation treatments can be started weekly at week 37. Acupuncture helps to regulate the body prior to labor so that uterine contractions and labor is coordinated once labor begins. Research has show that women who receive labor preparation treatment have a shorter labor time and are less likely to need labor induction or epidurals during delivery.

Postpartum Recovery

In Chinese medical theory a woman does not recover fully until at least 4 months after childbirth with the first month being the most important time to take care of herself. If a woman does not take proper care of herself during this period it can affect her future health and vitality. In addition to supporting general health and vitality during this time with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also help with lactation issues, constipation, insomnia, pain, c-section scar treatment, and postpartum depression. Getting acupuncture during this time is a great way to feel more centered and rested during a quick amount of time when caring for an amazing little one who may need you around the clock.

Miscarriage Recovery

After a miscarriage Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can help the body to naturally expel any remaining tissue, helps the uterus to contract and strengthen the body’s natural vitality. The body is weaker after a miscarriage so it is important to allow ample recovery time before attempting conception. Acupuncture treatment is helpful for providing spiritual support to help center the heart and support wherever you are in the grief process.