Queanbeyan Acupuncture...
with experience in pregnancy, babies and kids

During pregnancy there are less than 10 acupuncture points that should not be used. This leaves over 450 others to use for treatment.

for more information about pregnancy and acupuncture visit acupuncturepregnancy.com.au

...or contact us for more information.

Treatment through pregnancy

conceiving

Many patients have come for acupuncture looking for assistance with conception, whether this be natural or assisted (IVF).

during pregnancy

Acupuncture can continue throughout pregnancy for pain, morning sickness, fatigue, relaxation and more. Acupuncture assists the body to release endorphins, your naturally produced pain killers. This is very effective for birthing, particularly for chemical induction which can bypass your own body's ability to cope with pain. Everyone should be entitled to a healthy and happy pregnancy.

in labour

Labour preparation, which can assist delivery, is also something that we can help you with. Acupuncture helps mum and bub relax and prepare for the journey ahead.

Labour preparation can also include induction. There are acupuncture points that can be used to encourage labour to start and/or continue. This kind of treatment can commence at 36 weeks, however, for induction, works best around your expected due date or beyond.

pre-delivery

If bub is presenting posterior or breech, acupuncture and/or moxibustion can be used to encourage a change in presentation. Ideally breech presentation should be addressed around 35-36 weeks.

post-delivery

Acupuncture can be used to aid lactation, assist in recovery and help with sleep and relaxation. Any issues that bub may have can be worked on through Mum whether breastfeeding or not.

Acupressure for the birth

For parents looking for acupressure to use during the birthing process, my colleague Dr Debra Betts has a lovely video you can download for a small fee on the google play store. Debra is a trained acupuncturist and midwife in New Zealand. Her explanation of points is very easy to follow and may allow partners to feel of some assistance during the birthing process.

Acupuncture for children

Rebecca also works with children and is able to adapt treatment to suit the child whether it be needles or needle free (Shonishin).

The Shonishin treatment is being demonstrated on a 3 year old.

© Paul Gauci 2018