TCM Pregnancy Treatments: You may not know, but acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be effective when used to treat certain conditions in pregnancy. We have been doing this for over a decade and have pregnant and postpartum women coming in almost every day of the week. Read on below to find out more!
TCM Pregnancy Treatments – 8 Things We Can Help You With!
In threatened miscarriage, you may experience an ongoing pregnancy, but with cramps or bleeding. The cramps often present as mild cramps. The bleeding is often in the form of a smear of diluted blood, or as spotting. It may also present as a mix of bleeding and discharge. While many cases of threatened miscarriage continue safely with the abatement of […]
Morning sickness can range from mild nausea to occasional vomiting during early pregnancy. It usually begins after the sixth week, and often ends early into the second trimester. The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be due to the rapidly rising blood level of a hormone called […]
Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP) is an itchy, bumpy rash that starts in the abdomen during the third trimester. Most women experience this during their first pregnancy, some women experience a pregnancy rash after delivery of the baby. PUPPP is the result of hormonal changes, stretched skin, and […]
Edema is a swelling, usually of the legs, feet, and/or hands due to the accumulation of excessive fluid in the tissues. It starts to present in the third trimester and affects about three quarters of pregnant women. During pregnancy, your body fluids increase in order to support both you and your baby. There is pressure put […]
Sciatica is a feeling of a tension or pulling in your butt through to your thighs. It can sometimes even be felt all the way down to the feet! Lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) are all conditions that come about because the body is pulling in all directions and […]
In 1998, Cardini and Weixin carried out a randomized controlled trial in Italy involving 260 primigravidas in the 33rd week of pregnancy, all with normal pregnancies and diagnosed with breech via ultrasound. Half of these women received acupuncture and moxa stimulation for 7 days and were given […]
Prep for Birth
All first-time mothers from October 2000 to February 2001 agreed to have prebirth acupuncture, once a week for three weeks. Estimates of duration of ‘normal’ labor are around 14 hours for primigravida and eight hours for multigravidae. Results: Janice: normal birth, 5-hour labor; Andrea: normal birth, 9-hour […]
Bring on Labor
While it is preferable not to force an otherwise natural process, induction is worth considering especially for PROM, post-dates or if a medical induction has already been planned. The treatment will be inclusive of a consultation, acupuncture, heat and microcirculation treatment. We can also add on […]