Pregnancy, labor and induction


Acupuncture during pregnancy can:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Boost energy
  • Maintain blood pressure
  • Shorten duration of active labor
  • Reduce the need for medical interventions
  • Reduce the chances of needing an induction

Acupuncture during pregnancy has been proven to provide many benefits and help increase blood flow to the uterus, promoting healthy baby development and reducing mom’s stress and physical discomforts.

Potential miscarriage: If you experience spotting, acupuncture and moxibustion may prevent loss. Moxibustion at home is recommended to support treatments.

Nausea and vomiting: Nausea can occur any time during pregnancy, though weeks 8-12 can be most challenging. Also, some moms can experience morning sickness all day long.

Breech Baby: Moxibustion in conjunction with acupuncture can support the baby in turning to a favorable position.

Fatigue: Exhaustion and difficulty sleeping are quite common due to hormonal changes. Acupuncture and moxa can help.

To encourage the onset of labor, weekly acupuncture treatments are recommended between weeks 36-40 and twice a week after that until the onset of labor.

To encourage the onset of labor weekly acupuncture treatments are recommended between weeks 36-40 and twice a week after that up to the onset of labor.


Postpartum acupuncture

As long as women have given birth, they have struggled with the effects of dropping hormone levels following childbirth. Our approach in treating postpartum recovery is to use herbs, acupuncture, moxibustion, and lifestyle suggestions with warmth and compassion, knowing that this is a challenging transition in a new mother’s life. It has been understood in Asia that a woman sacrifices a great deal of “Qi” (energy) and “Blood” (blood and hormones) during the gestational process and is in a deficient state following childbirth. We understand that the new couple, following the intense joy of birth, may be facing new roles and stresses in the family relationship that add a component to the common list of postpartum ailments, which are as follows:

• depression
• anxiety
• insomnia
• irritability
• fatigue
• confusion and lack of clear thinking
• rapid emotional fluctuations
• constipation
• abdominal pain
• vaginal bleeding
• dizziness
• weight gain
• difficulty urinating after birth
• Postpartum Urinary Incontinence
• Soreness or Pain “Down There”
• Continued Bleeding After 6-8 Weeks (please also check in with your doctor)
• Clogged Ducts / Engorgement / Mastitis
• Low Milk Supply
• Low Energy / Fatigue
• Swelling or Edema
• Postpartum Depression / Sadness
• Just Not Feeling Like Yourself


We can help with:

• Bringing In Your Milk
• Sore Nipples