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How can acupuncture help mother and children

At first, most people don't see the connection between acupuncture care and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which acupuncture can help both mother and child.


Healthy parents produce healthy babies. With acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, parents can improve their health to create the most optimal environment for their unborn child.

In addition to their ability to strengthen, support, and balance overall health and well-being, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are an effective treatment for regulating menstruation and hormone levels, promoting an optimal uterine function, reducing stress and addressing any pre-existing medical conditions or concerns that a woman may have.

Many couples who thought they were infertile have been helped by acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine care.


Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can play a vital role in the comfort of a pregnant woman. There is strong evidence to support that acupuncture is highly effective at treating some of the most common problems experienced during pregnancy including morning sickness, heartburn, insomnia, water retention and sciatica. Here is a list of some of the problems that an acupuncturist often treats during pregnancy:

  • Nausea and Vomiting

  • Heartburn

  • Constipation

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Edema and Swelling

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Leg Cramps

  • Fatigue and Exhaustion

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety and Depression

Labor and Childbirth

While there are acupuncture points that can provide natural pain relief during labor, acupuncture is more commonly used to induce labor. There are several points that stimulate contractions and influence cervical ripening. There is also an acupuncture point that has been found to turn a breech baby.

Post Delivery

Many women feel depleted after the birth experience. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can help the transition of those first few months after birth to ensure a quick recovery. Postpartum care focuses on the physical, emotional and psychological recovery of the mother from the effects of pregnancy and labor, as well as encouraging breast feeding. Here are some of the postpartum disorders that can be treated with acupuncture:

  • Fatigue

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Mastitis

  • Insufficient or Excessive Lactation

  • Post Operative Healing

  • Night Sweats

You can relax, knowing we use the hair-thin, disposable needles to stimulate specific areas associated with organ functions in order to restore balance and help our body maintain health. More and more new parents are trusting the innate wisdom of the body. They're looking for a professional who can partner with them, supply information, couch, encourage and use natural approaches that honor mother and baby. We'd like to be that resource for you, call us today at (703)268-5558

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