From conception to fourth trimester recovery, having a baby is hard work for your body. Acupuncture therapy is a natural way to support your body’s efforts and help you feel like your best self.
Acupuncture has been used as part of healing practices throughout the world for thousands of years. The practice promotes blood circulation in targeted areas of the body and encourages the body’s natural systems to promote healing and wellness. Acupuncture can help with pain management and stress reduction and is commonly used in reproductive health including in fertility treatments, during pregnancy to manage common symptoms, and postpartum to aid recovery.
Our licensed acupuncturists will assess your needs and develop a customized care plan to help you best achieve your desired results. During an acupuncture session, your expert practitioner will insert tiny needles (1/10 the size of a needle you typically encounter at the doctor’s office) into the skin at specific points and “activate” them using movement or electrical stimulation. The needles are left in place for 10-15 minutes, then removed. Results are often felt after a single treatment- the best results are typically achieved over time, as the impact of multiple therapy sessions build on one another and your body grows healthier.
Acupuncture is commonly used in conjunction with assisted reproductive technology methods such as in vitro fertilization and may improve pregnancy outcomes.
During pregnancy, acupuncture can help with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy and low back and pelvic pain during the second and third trimesters and may also support resolution of breech baby.
In postpartum recovery, acupuncture can support your recovery and have positive effects on conditions such as depression, low milk supply, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Having a baby is a major athletic feat. Prepare your muscles for delivery and set yourself up for a great recovery by learning how to properly engage your pelvic floor.
Re-strengthen your muscles, promote healing, and safely ready your body for movement and exercise after a vaginal or C-section delivery.
Carrying a baby often leads to aches and pains that PT can address. Find relief with exercises to help alleviate common hip, back, elbow, and even thumb pain.
You deserve to laugh, sneeze, exercise, and be intimate without leaking pee or feeling pain. Physical therapy can help.
Nearly every pregnant person experiences it. Rebuild core strength, heal your diastasis, and prevent imbalances from arising in your body.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help reduce feelings of fullness, heaviness, or pain if you have prolapse.
Acupuncture may be covered by insurance. We’ll work with you to make sure you understand your options.
“Acupuncture is a wonderful complement to the care you receive from your physician or midwife. Infertility? Nausea and vomiting? Pain? Breech baby? Adding acupuncture to your care plan can make a positive impact on your well-being.”
—Dr. Melissa Dennis, Chief Medical Officer, Partum Health
Our acupuncturists are experts in their field carrying master degree level education and training. Most importantly, we hand select our providers based on their extensive experience in women’s health and passion for working with parents and parents to be on their journeys.
“It is both crucial and deeply empowering to help patients understand the various ways of analyzing not just their symptoms but how their whole body functions”
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