Acupuncture for Pregnancy
I am a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and have been using acupuncture as part of my physiotherapy practice since 2003. I have attended further training courses in acupuncture for pregnancy and am able to offer the following acupuncture services. related pain.
Acupuncture for Induction
If you are at full term and have a medical induction booked, with permission from your midwife or doctor, I can administer acupuncture to help naturally induce birth before your scheduled induction. Usually 2 sessions are required 48 hours apart. Learn more about the evidence for acupuncture here.
Moxa for turning Breech Babies
Moxa is a herb which can be burnt next to a specific acupuncture point on the side of the little toe. The effect is to make the baby move more and so help it turn into a head down position. It is best tried from 34 weeks for 10 mins twice a day for up to 10 days. You will be given Moxa and instructions to continue this at home.
Acupuncture for pain relief during pregnancy
Acupuncture can be used as part of Physiotherapy input to help alleviate back or pelvic pain during pregnancy.
Acupuncture for natural induction
Up to 2 sessions as required
Demonstration, moxa and instructions
Acupuncture for pain relief
As part of a Physiotherapy assessment and treatment
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