& post partum
Once pregnant you might discover it’s not all roses! It may come as no surprise then to hear that many pregnancy-related conditions benefit from Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. In China and Europe, midwives are trained in and routinely utilise acupuncture to hasten labour and aid cervical dilation.
Our strongest achievements are seen with pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting, heart burn, itching, sinusitis, anaemia, carpal tunnel, rib or pubic symphysis pain, oedema, anxiety and depression, fatigue and exhaustion and breech positioning, labour inductions.
We recommend weekly pre-birth sessions for new mums, from 37 weeks, to prepare the body and to calm any anxiety. Once you are near or have reached your due date one, sometimes two sessions are all that’s needed to move things along.
For breech presentations moxibustion (herbal heat therapy) on a specific body point is used from the 34th week. This stimulates foetal activity and encourages movement to a new position. In our experience, we have approximately 70% success rate turning breech babies. It’s definitely worth trying. After the first session, you will be able to continue the treatment at home for the required ten day period.