Pregnancy and Children

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Everyone should be entitled to a healthy and happy pregnancy. Contact us to see if we may be able to assist you.

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.

Massage is a wonderful experience to have whilst pregnant. To accomodate you and your bump, we have you positioned on your side surrounded by comfy pillows to make you feel blissful and at peace.
Massage is a great way to relax and may even help with muscular tension related to hormones being released whilst pregnant and changes to your body to adapt to a change in centre of gravity. Evidence has shown that there can be benefits to massage whilst pregnant. Some women experience less pain during childbirth, others benefit in a decrease of feelings of anxiety and depression. Please read this link for further information.

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).

Children are such dynamic creatures as all parents and caregivers know!
For our paediatric cases we have a variety of options available to use. Younger children can be treated with a Japanese style acupressure called Sho Ni Shin, developed in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Sho Ni Shin involves the use of a small tool to stimulate the body in a non invasive way. This is used generally for ages 0-12 years.
Sho Ni Shin can be used at any age, whether newborn or teenager. It can even be used on the adults too.
For children who are comfortable with the idea of needles, traditional acupuncture can be used. Children often don’t need to have the needles retained for as long as adults. The length of time varies according to age and size.
If you think your child would benefit, please contact us to discuss.

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