Using acupuncture for pregnancy is safe for many of the common ailments that you may experience, such as morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, back pain, heartburn, anxiety and insomnia.

Acupuncture for pregnancy can also play a significant role in threatened or recurrent miscarriage.

Pre-birth treatment

Acupuncture in the last month leading to birth is a great way to help you relax and prepare your body and mind for labour.

It prepares the cervix and uterus, promoting the energy and stamina required for this time.

Studies suggest pre-birth acupuncture can result in a short, more efficient labour with less intervention. Typically a course at this time involves three treatments a week from the 36th week.

During these treatments, we will also discuss some great acupressure points for you to use to manage pain during labour.

Breech babies

Using moxibustion to change a breech baby position is best performed between 32 and 36 weeks. Moxibustion involves using a herb in a cigar-shaped stick to warm and stimulate particular acupuncture points.

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Labour induction

After 40 weeks, acupuncture can be used to naturally induce an overdue pregnancy, often avoiding the need for medical intervention. Acupuncture induction kick starts the natural process of labour, providing the most natural experience for a woman.

Post-birth recovery

The birthing process depletes the body’s energy so after your little one has emerged into the world, it’s a time for replenishing. Acupuncture is ideal for re-building your body’s energy stores and balancing your hormonal system, helping you feel refreshed in body and mind.

Conditions we can assist with

  • Morning sickness
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Urinary retention and UTIs
  • Thrush and itching
  • Oedema and swelling
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Itching
  • Dizziness
  • Hypertension
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of voice
  • Cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Varicose veins, haemorrhoids
  • Pain – low back, neck and shoulder, pubic symphysis, rib, sciatica, carpal tunnel, leg cramps

Acupuncture for pregnancy Brisbane schedule

Initial treatment: $90

Follow-up treatments: $70

Acupuncture for pregnancy is covered by major health funds

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