Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Support

Acupuncture during pregnancy offers women the choice of drug-free treatment and can be successfully used to treat a wide range of conditions. These include:

Nausea & Vomiting

Acupuncture is often very effective in reducing the severity and frequency of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Research in Australia has concluded that "Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry-retching in early pregnancy"

Pre-Birth Treatment

Pre-Birth Treatment involves a series of 4 acupuncture treatments done weekly, from 36 or 37 weeks pregnancy to prepare the body for an efficient labour.

The aim of the treatments is to:

Acupuncture points are used according to the woman's constitution and pregnancy history.

Research in a major midwifery practice in New Zealand has demonstrated that Pre-Birth Acupuncture is able to:

Breech & Posterior Babies

Moxibustion treatment is offered to women from 33 weeks gestation. Moxa is a plant (Artemisia Argyi Folium) that is used as a heat source to stimulate acupuncture points. By treating an acu-point on the toe with moxa, the baby can gradually turn to the correct 'head down' position, ready for birth.

Breech babies are ideally treated between 34-36 weeks gestation, and usually involves 1-2 sessions.

Induction

Acupuncture can provide a gentle inducement of labour if the baby is overdue and it is an effective alternative to those wanting to avoid a medical induction

Pain Relief During Labour

Acupressure offers drug-free alternatives for pain relief during labour.

Sessions are available to teach partners/support people these useful acupressure techniques so that they can provide assistance during labour.

CONTACT US
213 Wanneroo Road (Cnr Morley Drive),
Tuart Hill, WA 6060

By Appointment Only
08 9349 6550
imrussell@eastmeetswestmed.com.au
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