Pregnancy acupuncture and women’s health
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be considered to be a gentle and nurturing treatment option. More and more women are looking for natural options to help them through pregnancy symptoms, regulate cycles, balance hormones, rejuvenate skin, and reduce stress. Women and couples are also looking for more ancillary support when going through IVF and fertility, without the excessive use of synthetic hormones and drugs.
The registered Chinese medicine practitioners at our Moone Ponds clinic have extensive experience in working with a range of women’s health issues, from pain relief during your period, acupuncture for pregnancy symptoms such as muscle aches and nausea, to stress reduction in preparation for labor induction, and much more.
Acupuncture and fertility, pregnancy and post-birth recovery
- Safe pregnancy acupuncture for back pain and pelvic pain
- Neck and shoulder tightness through pregnancy
- Management of nausea through pregnancy
- Pre-labor induction preparation, including reducing stress and muscle relaxation
- Post-birth recovery management, reducing stress and fatigue
- Addressing nutritional needs during pregnancy and after birth
- Promoting emotional and psychological wellbeing post-birth
The team at Qi Medicine have a particular interest in working with women with fertility issues (read more about this on our fertility and IVF page), and are interested in both female and male factors in infertility. We take a unique approach which aims to support and nourish you through what can often be a challenging time.
When it comes time to grow and nurture your child, our therapists may also be able to help you in the management of some pregnancy relates symptoms, such as lower back or pelvic pain, nausea, fatigue, or stress before labor.
We know pregnancy is a roller coaster or emotions and physical changes, and many women can feel stressed leading up to birth, particularly if they do not have the support they need. Our aim is to help you feel comfortable and happy leading up to your birth, so you can embrace this next phase of your life feeling educated and confident.
We take care to closely monitor you alongside your regular health care provider, leading up to and through the birth process. Our caring team will be constantly checking in not only with your physical but mental health, to make sure you are feeling 100% supported.
Post birth recovery- the fourth trimester
This is the time when you and your partner perhaps need the most support. Your hormonal profile changes dramatically after giving birth, which is simial to a state of menopause. This temporary but dramatic change in hormones can lead to huge changes in your ability to cope with stress and fatigue.
On top of this, you may be needing to recover from scarring or surgery, whilst trying to care for the needs of a newborn 24 hours per day. If you do not have the correct emotional, nutritional and physical support at this time, you can quickly become overwhelmed and stressed.
This crucial 3-6 months after birth, or the fourth trimester as it is also known, is a time when our supportive team will be able to guide and nurture you– most of us on the team are mothers who have been there before too! This is especially important when partners go back to work, and you are left to manage with the daily household tasks mostly on your own.
Bringing bubs to your appointment
We know it can be tricky to get a sitter to look after your little one, so please call reception to arrange a time to bring your little one with you to your session. This can make it easier for you to get the care you need- as long as you don’t mind letting us have a cuddle. 🙂
Our practitioners are always available for a chat if you would like to find out more about acupuncture for pregnancy, or if you have any concerns or questions. Feel free to contact the clinic anytime for a private phone consultation.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be also beneficial for:
- Relieving pelvic and back pain associated with irregular or painful cycles (dysmenorrhea)
- The pain associated with endometriosis
- Pain, stress, and fatigue associated with PCOS
- The pain and stress associated with PMS (pre-menstrual symptoms)
- General fatigue and stress
- The pain and stress associated with irritable bowel syndrome and constipation
- Underlying stress that may be leading to acne breakouts and hormonal imbalances
- Elevated stress levels that may be associated with melasma or skin pigmentation
Typically, our therapists will usually recommend you take a course of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, which can involve diet, lifestyle, and stress management advice. Our treatment approach is a little more involved than just popping a pill, but a holistic approach may help provide you with the long-term support you are looking for. We can work with your GP or other health care provider to help ensure a safe, smooth treatment. Our doctors also enjoy working with women with chronic conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and chronic acne.
Menopause is a unique transition time for women. In Chinese medicine, it is seen as a transformation of your energy from growing and nurturing a family, to finding your creative spirit and ultimate freedom in life. Unfortunately, we live in a society that champions youth and beauty over wisdom and freedom, so many women are often left feeling unfulfilled at this time in their lives.
Qi Medicine believes in supporting a woman not only physically (addressing symptoms associated with menopausal changes such as fatigue and elevated stress), but also emotionally, working to help you find peace and fulfillment at this time. It can be a challenging time for many, so it is important to have as much support as possible.
Chinese medicine and acupuncture are unique in that they can support your emotional wellbeing through tress and fatigue reduction, whilst assisting to overcome physical challenges, such as the pain associated with insomnia. Because we work only with your body’s own natural rhythm and hormonal fluctuations, we avoid introducing any foreign drugs or hormones into an already stressed system.
The common approach taken with Qi Medicine includes herbs and acupuncture, along with diet and lifestyle advice. A course of treatment may help you feel like yourself again through menopause, and really unlock the fun and fulfillment waiting for you!
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Are we easy to get to?
We provide acupuncture to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city.