Supportive Pregnancy Acupuncture at our Bondi Junction & Sydney CBD Clinics
At Eastern Therapies, we specialise in pregnancy acupuncture, pregnancy massage and traditional medicine, assisting women with a variety of pregnancy-related issues. Our goal is to assist you to achieve a safe natural birth, with monthly acupuncture treatments therapy to help you to attain this goal.
Our practitioners also collaborate with local obstetricians to provide the best care for you during your pregnancy. Please don’t hesitate to enquire about our maternity acupuncture in Bondi or Sydney CBD to find out which connected obstetrician is closest to you.
How Acupuncture Can Help During Pregnancy
Acupuncture can assist throughout various stages of your pregnancy, or with conditions associated with your pregnancy. This includes:
Preparation for labour
In preparation for labour, our aim is to soften the cervix with acupuncture treatments. It is recommended that you commence treatments at 36-37 weeks of conception to prepare the pelvis and cervix for labour. Acupuncture points can assist the baby to descend, while research shows that acupuncture can also reduce your time in labour.
It is important for women who have previously miscarried to be very careful in the first trimester to protect their new baby. Acupuncture treatments can be given prior to your next pregnancy to strengthen your body, while herbs and acupuncture can also be offered during the new pregnancy.
Acupuncture treatments can be used to alleviate symptoms of morning sickness, with treatments sometimes necessary up to three times a week, depending on the severity of the sickness.
Breech Babies and Posterior Babies
To assist with a breech or posterior baby, it is recommended that the mother undergo treatment at 34 or 35 weeks after conception. Combined with a home treatment program for 10 days, research has shown that this technique has a success rate of 80%.
If you are overdue, acupuncture may help with inducing birth, with anywhere from one to six treatments required.
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
Acupuncture in the last three weeks of your pregnancy can help facilitate your wish to achieve a VBAC.
Pre-eclampsia is a very serious condition that must be carefully monitored by your obstetrician. At our acupuncture clinic, we have assisted women with pre-eclampsia to stabilise their blood pressure, as well as carry their pregnancy to full term.
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
This is a condition where the ligaments of the pelvic region loosen during pregnancy, causing pain in the surrounding joints and muscles. Treating SPD with acupuncture is very successful, with studies showing the pain can be reduced by 90% or more.
Talk to Eastern Therapies about how maternity acupuncture or massage can help you achieve a safe and healthy pregnancy and birth. Call 0400 331 321 or book an appointment using the button below.
Post-partum Acupuncture Treatments for You & Baby
Acupuncture treatments can be continued after giving birth, helping new mothers recover their energy to pre-pregnancy levels and treating conditions such as mastitis, uncomfortable inflammation of the breasts and insufficient lactation, which can partially be caused by tension in the shoulders and poor organ function.
We also specialise in a range of other women’s health concerns, including infertility, IVF support, menopause and endometriosis. At Eastern Therapies, we take a holistic approach to your wellbeing, focusing on hormones, pressure points, herbal medicine and more. For a personalised treatment plan, contact us for your first consultation.
- acid reflux
- back pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- fluid retention in the extremities
- hip pain
- high blood pressure
- morning sickness
- back pain
- caesarean scar pain
- fluid retention
- insufficient lactation
- night sweats
- postpartum bleeding
- stiff shoulders
- weight loss
Postpartum Acupuncture Treatments
It is recommended that treatments continue after birth because postpartum health is very important for you and your baby. Acupuncture can help new mothers recover their energy to pre-pregnancy levels while helping to treat conditions such as:
This condition is very painful and will cause a lot of discomforts. Even though you may be on antibiotics for this problem, we can speed up the process of recovery with just a couple of acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can relieve the pain and inflammation and deflate your engorged breast from the very first treatment.
I have assisted women to double their milk supply from acupuncture and herbs. Usually, we free all the tension in your shoulders to assist with the milk let down as well as work internally on your organs to assist milk production.