Valley Acupuncture

Discomforts during pregnancy

If you are looking for a drug free option during pregnancy, acupuncture offers a safe and natural approach in helping to alleviate symptoms such as back pain, swollen ankles, headaches, lethargy and nausea and itching.

Preparing for labour

Pre-birth acupuncture, starting at 37 weeks can help you feel relaxed, prepared for childbirth and helps to give your body an energy kick ready for the labour ahead. If you are anxious about going over your due date, acupuncture can help ease the transition into labour and depending on your history, acupressure for labour can also be demonstrated.

Post Natal Recovery

Traditional Chinese Medicine holds the view that after the delivery of baby, the mother should rest and recover her energy that has been depleted during labour.. Benefits of acupuncture during the post-natal phase can include increased energy levels, improved sleep, stabilised mood and reduced pain levels. Many women find acupuncture helpful in the weeks after delivery and up to 12 months after.

Moxibustion for breech babies

If your baby is breech, moxibustion may help. This involves applying gentle heat with a moxa stick near the edge of both the little toes for 20 minutes a day for 10 days. Your first treatment will be given with your initial consultation, then a further 9 sessions will be carried out by yourself or your partner at home.

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Acupuncture helped calm down the severe nausea I was experiencing in early pregnancy and therefore enabled me to start eating and regain my strength.
Acupuncture relaxed me when my baby was overdue and within 24 hours of treatment I gave birth to a baby girl. A big thanks to Louise for being part of my birthing journey.
Having an acupuncture treatment the day before my medical induction was due really helped me to stay calm and focused.
When I found out my baby was breech, I tried moxa treatment which proved to be successful and my baby turned.