Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Pregnancy?

Coordination between acupuncture sessions and consultations with your midwife or physician can prevent illness, harmonize pregnancy, encourage healing and helps prepares for birthing.

benefits are:

  • Subdue morning sickness and nausea
  • Relieve pain and reduce stress
  • Increase circulation to promote healing
  • Improve lymphatic function
  • Change breech presentation
  • Natural preparation for birthing/cervical ripening/induction

facts about Acupuncture and TCM:

  • Reduce stress and negative emotions
  • Calms and rebalance the mind and body
  • Creates communication between the brain and central nervous system
  • Encourages healthy growth and regulation of the fetus
  • Increases endorphin secretions and neurotransmitters
  • Fertility, pre-conception and pre-natal TCM literature and Acupuncture goes back over 5000 years in China

reasons to use Acupuncture and TCM during pregnancy:

  • Helps shorten time of labour
  • Preparation for the perineum
  • Hypertension
  • Headache
  • Joint problems
  • Pain relief

Acupuncture can start anytime during pregnancy.  Recommended is 1 treatment per month until 37 weeks then weekly afterwards until your baby arrives.