Women's Health, Fertility and Pregnancy Support
Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are an incredibly effective modality for balancing your body systems and enhancing your overall fertility. We provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan including acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle change and nutritional assessment. We work with women of all ages in many different stages of fertility and conception, including women who are at the beginning of their fertility journey and want to optimize chances of conception and a healthy pregnancy to women who have had fertility challenges and need a higher level of intervention and support. We also work with women who are using assisted reproductive technology (ART) including IUI and IVF. Many women will also seek care for their partner in this journey as it can make a significant difference in the outcome.
PREGNANCY SUPPORTOur Acupuncturists work with women through all stages of pregnancy, working commonly with the following:
- First Trimester: Many complaints, including: fatigue, nausea/vomiting, threatened miscarriage, anxiety, insomnia
- 2nd & 3rd trimester: Back or pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, spotting, gestational diabetes, Continued nausea/vomiting, heart burn, insomnia, fear and anxiety about the birth, breach presentation, sluggish labor.
In addition, Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Massage work well through pregnancy for patients with acute or chronic pain syndromes or have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident.
Massage during pregnancy is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Some studies have shown that prenatal massage can actually reduce the stress hormones released in the body.