Acupuncture During Pregnancy

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

 

The Benefits:

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

 

What are the effects of acupuncture?

  • Reduces 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
  • Promotes fertility, pre-conception, and prenatal health. The use of TCM for these areas of health goes back over 5000 years in China.

 

Additional reasons to consider acupuncture during pregnancy:

  • Helps shorten time of labour
  • Preparation of the perineum
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Pain relief: headaches, joint problems, etc.

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

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Lam, Doctor of TCM, at our office – (604) 738-1012

 


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