At our clinic we offer support during pregnancy by stimulating the body to prepare itself for delivery. This procedure is called, Cervical Ripening. It has been noted that the Cervical Ripening protocol helps labour to progress at a normal rate and can help shorten the average time spent in labour. This procedure and post partum care can also enable the woman to recover more effectively after the baby is born. Chinese medicine teaches us that vital energy or “qi” is depleted by labour and also by the energy necessary to care and feed the baby.
Acupuncture can also be helpful for the following conditions experienced both during and after pregnancy:
- Muscle aches & pains
- Breech presentation
- Post-partum depression
Our therapies can include acupuncture, herbs, laser acupuncture and massage.