Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy, although a beautiful state, can also bring its challenges.  Our programs are safe and effective when applied at all stages of pregnancy.

We can assist you with the discomforts and ailments that may occur during your pregnancy.

In Chinese medicine a woman’s capacity to fall pregnant and give birth to a healthy child is mainly governed by the strength of her Kidney energies. The Kidney’ energy governs growth to maturity, fertility, reproduction, fluid metabolism, bone development and memory.  Other important organs are the Spleen which is in charge of digestion and the Liver which ensures the free movement of energy around the body.

Together these three organs ensure a woman can assimilate nutrients so that muscles, tissues and ligaments are nourished, supple and relaxed and that there is a smooth and even flow of blood throughout the body.

Pregnancy also comes with many physical and emotional changes and challenges and our therapies are very effective in treating these, including:

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Acute and chronic back pain and sciatica
  • Cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Oedema
  • Anxiety
  • Breech presentation
  • Small for term baby
  • Premature labour

Pre-birth preparation includes weekly acupuncture or shiatsu or a combination of both starting at 34 weeks to:

  • Prepare the pelvis and cervix for labour
  • Assist / correct abnormal foetus position
  • Natural induction
  • Assist with due date delivery

 

Post-partum care may include:

  • General care and recovery techniques
  • Caesarean section – wound healing and overall restoration of blood circulation of abdomen
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Urinary problems
  • Post-partum depression

Services that help support your pregnancy: