For over 5000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has been a helpful treatment for women in pregnancy care and postpartum recovery.
Acupuncture may be able to assist in the management of pregnancy conditions and may promote foetal and maternal wellbeing from the first trimester through to birth.
Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery are viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a window of opportunity to enhance a woman’s wellbeing. Conversely, if adequate care is not taken the resulting problems may continue long after the birth.
Value is therefore placed on promoting preventative care to strengthen the mother and baby as well as dealing with problems as they arise during pregnancy.
Acupuncture may be helpful at different stages during pregnancy, from pre-conception to birth and postnatal.
Acupuncture offers women the choice of a drug free treatment and can be used in a variety of ways to promote foetal and maternal health.
Acupuncture is recommended weekly from 37 weeks as part of preparation for birth. Acupuncture points are chosen according to a woman's constitution and pregnancy history and incorporate a set of points that have been trialled to be very beneficial to the woman’s health and birthing outcome and aid in post natal recovery.
Acupressure is a viable alternative to pain relief and can be self-administered or applied by your support person(s) during labour. To learn more, The Healing Point offers one-hour birthing acupressure sessions for expectant mothers and their support person(s).
Melissa will work with you to develop a customised pre-birth treatment plan to reassure, support and guide you through the final weeks.
For more information contact Melissa on 0400 113 212, or Book Online Now.