Pregnancy Acupuncture

Having a baby is not just a physical process, but also a hugely emotional and spiritual one. Dealing with all aspects of this process can be a very stressful experience for the expecting mother.

Thanks to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we know that the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the self are interwoven and inseparable, having acupuncture during this time can help to balance the emotions as well as ensure the physical processes are proceeding as smoothly and as healthily as possible.

The majority of pregnant women will experience at least one of the common ailments of pregnancy and unfortunately, these conditions are often difficult to alleviate conventionally. In addition, most women are reluctant to take Western pharmaceutical drugs unless it is absolutely essential.

Fortunately, pregnancy acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative for the alleviation and reduction of the most commonly experienced symptoms, such as:

  • Morning sickness
  • Exhaustion (emotional and physical)
  • Insomnia
  • Fluid retention
  • Sinus congestion
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Fear & anxiety
  • Breech, posterior & transverse presentation
  • Induction, facilitation of labour
  • Retained placenta
  • Breast feeding difficulties & mastitis
  • Pre-labour preparation

Acupuncture treatment in this beautiful space also bestows a solid chunk of  precious ‘you time’. It is an opportunity to let go, deeply relax, breathe, get back into your body and to connect with your baby.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs may also be of assistance for some forms of infertility, threatened miscarriage, repeated miscarriage as well as dealing with the emotional and psychological aspects of termination of pregnancy, miscarriage and stillbirth. Many of Ngaio’s patients are women with history of miscarriage. We work proactively to prevent this recurring & often get not just some but really positive results. This is an area where Chinese medicine really has a lot to offer and every woman should be made aware that they may very well receive the kind of help they need to hold on to their pregnancy.

Ensuring you regain your physical strength after pregnancy is also an important aspect of the work. Calm acupuncture and nutritious herbal tonics during the days/weeks after your pregnancy help reduce your recovery time, boost milk production, supplement sleep deprivation, lift your spirits and your Qi.

Please bring your hospital card with you to your appointments here.

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