Pregnancy Acupuncture Melbourne
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Almond Wellness Centre have special interest in working with people who have fertility issues. In conjunction with your other fertility treatment, we provide support for your fertility journey with acupuncture Chinese medicine and other natural remedies.
If you are already pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary physical and emotional change. It’s also a time when it’s more important than ever to support and care for your well-being. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you meet the unique challenges of pregnancy, hence ensuring optimal health for you and your baby, in a natural and drug free way.
Pregnancy acupuncture -what to expect?
Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to regulate the female reproductive system. Acupuncture and TCM are based on the concept that Qi (pronounced “Chee”) or vital energy, flows through the body in channels called meridians. Practitioners of acupuncture and TCM work to balance the Qi in the body’s meridian and organ systems by manipulating corresponding points on the body.
Pregnancy acupuncture may be used for
It is common for you to face stress, fatigue, back hip pelvic pain, nausea, and other discomfort. Pregnancy acupuncture can be used to address various discomforts and promote overall well-being during pregnancy. Here’s how it can be beneficial for specific concerns:
Acupuncture can help alleviate common pregnancy-related pains, such as headaches, sciatica pain (pain radiating down the leg), back hip pain, and pelvic girdle pain. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, we may help reduce inflammation, release muscle tension, and promote pain relief.
Nausea and morning sickness
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of nausea and vomiting, commonly known as morning sickness, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy. It can help regulate the digestive system and provide relief from these discomforts. Other than acupuncture treatment, we may give you diet and other managing advices. At the same time we can show you some acupressure points for you or your partner to massage at home.
Relaxation and stress reduction
Pregnancy can be a time of heightened stress and anxiety. Acupuncture sessions can promote relaxation, reduce stress levels, and help manage feelings of anxiety. It may help balance hormones and release endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving and mood-enhancing chemicals in the body.
Sleep and energy
Pregnancy acupuncture aid in improving sleep quality by addressing sleep disturbances commonly experienced during pregnancy. By promoting relaxation and balancing the body’s energy flow, it may help regulate sleep patterns and increase energy levels.
Acupuncture enhance blood circulation in the body, which is particularly beneficial during pregnancy. Improved circulation may support the growth and development of the fetus and aid in the delivery of essential nutrients and oxygen to both the mother and the baby.
“When the fruit is ripe, it falls from the tree” . When the baby is mature, he/she comes out naturally. While some fruit doesn’t fall when is ripe already, some baby doesn’t come out when the due date has passed. Pregnancy acupuncture may be useful to prepare the labor. It is believed to:
- unblock the energy blockage
- relaxed your body – physically and mentally
So that the Mother-to-be may have:
- less pain and discomfort;
- better rest, more energy for labor
Acupuncture sessions in the later stages of pregnancy can help prepare the body for labor. It may assist in relaxing the muscles and ligaments, promoting optimal fetal positioning, and balancing the body’s energy.
After baby has arrived
It’s important to recover properly after childbirth. It is a tradition in China to have Confinement care with Chinese herbal tea – in there new mother choose Chinese herbal tea to regain strength, vitality and boost body’s energy. Other people may need postpartum care to address concerns such as pain, fatigue, and postpartum emotional issues.
Is pregnancy acupuncture safe?
Pregnancy acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced acupuncturist who has the experience and expertise in prenatal care. At Almond Wellness Centre safety is our first priority. Here are some key points to consider regarding the safety of pregnancy acupuncture at our clinics:
Expertise in prenatal care: All our acupuncturist has specific training and experience in providing acupuncture during pregnancy. We have a comprehensive understanding of the physiological and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and how to adapt the treatment accordingly.
Acupuncture point selection: Some specific acupuncture points that are known to stimulate uterine contractions or have other potential risks during pregnancy. We will avoid those points, and we focus on using safe and appropriate points to address pregnancy-related concerns and support overall well-being.
Use of sterile needles: Following proper hygiene protocols, only sterile disposable needles are used to ensure safety and minimise the risk of infection.
Thorough consultation: Enables effective communication. It helps us provide guidance, consider any contraindications based on your medical history or pregnancy-related conditions, and ensure coordinated care.
Individualised treatment: Each woman’s pregnancy is unique, so your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. We will conduct thorough assessment, take into account your medical history, and create a personalised treatment plan to address your concerns safely and effectively.
While acupuncture is generally considered safe, individual responses may vary. Occasionally soreness bleeding or bruising may occur at the acupuncture points. However with a good acupuncturist the risk can be reduced to minimal and usually no damage to your body.
Pregnancy acupuncture, how often and how many sessions do I need?
Each person can be different. For a healthy pregnancy, your practitioner will tailor your treatment entirely to your needs and choose treatment plans based on your symptoms and concerns.
Pregnancy acupuncture fees
Initial assessment and treatment: $160
- Concession card holder $140
Following treatment $105
- Concession card holder $95
Acupuncture and TCM provide a natural, gentle way to care for your health and that of your baby, throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
As individual person is different, results may vary. To know if pregnancy acupuncture right for you, or discuss any treatment or herbal supplements for your pregnancy care, contact our experienced acupuncture Chinese medicine practitioners now.