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[13 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 751 views]

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are phenomenal tools to support you from conception through postpartum. Pregnancy is a time of growth and change, during which many women experience discomfort. Chinese medicine brings balance to the body and reduces these common discomforts: nausea, vomiting, edema, fatigue, emotional stress, abnormal bleeding, threatened miscarriage, musculoskeletal pain, and much more. It is recommended you receive weekly treatment during the first trimester, monthly treatment during the second trimester and biweekly treatments during weeks 37 through 40.
Birth preparation treatments are focused on descending and optimizing position …

Fertility, Pregnancy »

[28 Feb 2009 | One Comment | 3,291 views]
Acupuncture as a Routine Prebirth Treatment

Debra Betts, a renowned author, an acupuncturist and a midwife, writes about acupuncture as a prebirth treatment in her book The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth:
“Prebirth acupuncture refers to a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare women for childbirth.  Research has demonstrated that the mean duration of labor in a group of women giving birth for  the first time was reduced from eight hours and two minutes in the control group (7o women) to six hours and 36 minutes in the group …