Post- Pregnancy Acupuncture

Acupuncture can also help after giving birth. The recovery period after pregnancy and delivery is a very important time to receive treatment. In the East it is considered necessary to regain energy and replenish the blood that has been exhausted, and many instances of post natal depression can be easily avoided by nourishing the body properly after delivery.

Conditions That Can Benefit From Pregnancy Acupuncture:


Acupuncture and Breech Presentation

The turning of breech babies using moxibustion from week 33 onwards is a successful and natural method to avoid medical intervention.

The success rates are as high as 81% in turning a breech baby.

Even women with a very late diagnosis of breech presentation have found that their babies have turned with the use of moxibustion and/or acupuncture.

Moxibustion involves burning a fragrant herb in the form of a moxa stick over one acupuncture point on the feet to relax the muscles in the uterus allowing the baby to turn.

It is extremely safe and relaxing and the great benefit of this treatment is that you can continue the treatment with your partner or friend in the comfort of your own home once we have taught you the technique and frequency of treatment

Acupuncture and Labour Induction

Acupuncture and Labour Induction - how does it work?

Acupuncture for labour induction is used successfully to promote labour naturally when a women is past her due date. It is recommended that a pregnant women has acupuncture for labour induction at least three days past her due date.

The benefits of acupuncture for labour induction are:

Influences cervical dilation and ripening

Naturally stimulates uterine contractions

Reduces time from due date to delivery

Reduces likelyhood of medical induction

Reduces the rate of epidural anaesthesia

Provides relaxation in cases of emotional distress


Acupuncture and Labour Induction — how does it work?

Acupuncture for labour induction is used successfully to promote labour naturally when a women is past her due date. It is recommended that a pregnant women has acupuncture for labour induction at least three days past her due date.

The benefits of acupuncture for labour induction are:

Testimonial

Anna is a miracle worker. The day before her treatment, I had been for my final antenatal check up, where I was informed that the baby was only one sixth engaged and wasn’t likely to be coming out any time soon. At 39 weeks and 6 days, I was at the end of my first pregnancy and my patience, so I called Anna to see if she could chivvy things along a little.

She came to my home the same afternoon and spent around 45 minutes working her magic. As an acupuncture virgin I was more than a little sceptical and freaked out, but Anna was incredibly professional, charming and reassuring, and I was amazed to discover that a) it didn’t hurt, and b) felt quite nice.

Less than 24 hours later, I went into labour, and a mere 4 hours after that, my son was born. All 10lb 3oz of him, with no medical intervention at all... suffice to say my acupuncture scepticism was kicked into touch! Needles or no needles, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Anna: she is a diamond

Rosey, North London