Women's Health Support Series: Part 1
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can provide excellent support for women through all phases of the female life cycle.
Here are 3 ways it can support Women’s Health
Fertility is a special interest of ours. Many women see us to support natural conception or in combination with IVF. While our treatment approaches change slightly according to where you might be on your cycle, if you’re actively trying, or where you’re at on the IVF journey, there is an underlying focus on promoting blood flow, balancing your hormones and supporting your nervous system.
During pregnancy, the body is undergoing many changes. As a result, it is very common to experience a wide range of symptoms such as morning sickness, pain, fatigue, insomnia and swelling. Unfortunately many usual medications or treatment methods cannot be used during pregnancy so acupuncture can provide support for some of these issues.
In Chinese Medicine, our job is to treat you as the Empress during pregnancy because the happier and healthier you feel, the better your body can support a healthy pregnancy and labour!
As you approach your due date there are specific acupuncture points that have been traditionally used to help promote healthy labour (we avoid these points during the rest of pregnancy). There are also points and protocols used to optimise the position of the baby.
In Chinese Medicine, we view the postpartum period as a special time to focus on recovery and bonding with your new baby. Traditionally, you would be nourished with wholesome food, not allowed to leave the house or see anyone outside of your immediate family. While some things are no longer appropriate today, the emphasis should still be on recovery and bonding.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have traditional points and herbal medicine formulas to help support recovery during this special period.
If you would like to try acupuncture for a women’s health issue, bookings can be made online. Our Practitioners will work closely with you and discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan.