Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

 

One of my favorite treatments have been Fertility Acupuncture. Acupuncture is known to increase success for fertility treatment, but today I would like to talk about beneficial effects of Acupuncture during pregnancy and after birth.
I myself a mother of two children, a 8 year old son and 3 year old daughter. I was pregnant with my son right after finishing my degree and I know from my own experience I had a tremendous help to relieve my horrible morning sickness and vomiting.

While you want to avoid everything possible to be on any kind of medication especially during pregnancy Acupuncture is totally chemical free and support and back up your healthy pregnancy life.

Being pregnant means your body naturally prioritize the healthy growth of your fetus which in turn you may experience weakness in your body, catch cold easily and other immune imbalances, thinning and losing hair, constant fatigue, anemic, dizziness, headache, and such. Your body experiences such hormonal changes that you might feel so emotional and sensitive in small details in everyday life.

As I was a working mom and pregnant mom during such times I cannot express how much those simple bi-weekly sessions helped me get through the days. Yes, I am talking from my own experience and know what it means to be pregnant for long 10 months…

Acupuncture can also prevent miscarriage. Some women have no problem conceiving, but having hard time retaining the fetus and experiencing multiple miscarriage within a year. In this case, please please please seek help of Acupuncture. Acupuncture can definitely help you!! It involves such an emotional pain to miscarry, but all you need is a balance and care in your system especially for the first trimester.

From feeling morning sickness, having digestive discomfort, emotional imbalance, back soreness, and other complication of pregnancy, Acupuncture is a natural and safe way to maintain your health. After 5 month of pregnancy we also start the “Smooth Birth Moxisbustion Treatment” (安産灸)which has been used over 1000 years in Japan to promote easier natural birth.

This moxibustion treatment can help balance your body, alleviate fatigue and edema in lower legs, ease labor, shorten the laboring time, recover your body quicker after labor, promote breast milk, and strengthen the baby’s GI system.
It has been said that those pregnant women who had these treatments are less likely to go through the difficult birth, and experience healthier and quicker recovery after birth. The treatment itself is just soothing and relaxing during pregnancy.

Acupuncture has also been known and proven to correct the breech baby. If your fetus is in breech position after 37 weeks you can also get treatment for turning your breech baby.
This is one of a testimonial from Meghan who I induced her labor.

I found great pain relief and improved health with your acupuncture services. Thank you! You were able to help me with pre-natal pain, helped induce my labor without drugs, decreased my post-natal pain, helped me recover more quickly from a traumatizing birth experience, healed damaged muscle and ligaments in my shoulder, dramatically improved the arthritic pain in my hands, and increased the quantity of breast milk I was producing while nursing as well as decreasing my back and neck pain brought on by nursing a very active baby.
I would and have recommended you to others and will continue to do so. You are efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, and you bring relief.
Thank you!

Meghan C from Woburn MA

 

Lastly, I really encourage new moms to get Acupuncture in the first 2 weeks after the labor. Delivering baby is the biggest and most painful job that women can experience in our life time. Either natural or C-section, it is a great deal.
This is also the time the body goes through another hormonal change, postpartum change which your body start producing breast milk. This is when you have to rest as much as possible and get all the help and care you can ask for. During the first month after the labor is the critical time because it can influence your postpartum state even later on, so please rest and get cared for if you can with Acupuncture treatment.

FullSizeRenderRose just had two beautiful twin girls!

 

Have a great pregnancy life to all of us!!

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