Acupuncture And Pregnancy

Holistic balancing and healing for mother and baby.

Achieving balancing for both individuals using body, mind, spirit acupuncture.

Broomfield acupuncture clinic offering pre and post natal holistic care.

Studies have shown acupuncture to be an effective method of treatment during pregnancy.

  • Pokey Practice Acupuncture is happy to offer fertility, prenatal and postnatal acupuncture.
  • Studies have shown that acupuncture in conjunction with IVF have an increase of 40% in successful healthy, live births.
  • Acupuncture has also been shown to be an effective and therapeutic treatment in treating: morning sickness, depression, joint pain, malposition of the fetus, diabetes, labor pain and lactation deficiencies.

Treating mother and baby as interdependent individuals

How we help you maintain balance and harmony.

  • Our main means of diagnosis while you are pregnant is pulse taking.
  • Pulse taking is ideal because it reflects both your energy and that of your baby.
  • Monitoring your meridians in this manner allows us to help maintain balance in both of your energy systems.
  • Acupuncture is recomended weekly to biweekly for the first 3 months of pregnancy.
  • This is only a recommendation and is not always necessary.
  • Aside from the elleviation of pregnancy symptoms, acupuncture is most commonly used as a precautionary¬†treatment.

Acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy.

Holistic health care with minimal adverse reactions and side effects.

  • Generally speaking acupuncture is safe if it's performed by well trained practitioner, unlike many drugs it is non-toxic and adverse reactions are minimal. -As stated by the World Health Organization.
  • Shallow needle insertion is fundemental to the inherent safety of acupuncture.
  • Acupuncture points are accessed at a superficial level, limiting the potential for injury or trauma.

Needleless acupuncture and alternative healing modalities.

Non-invasive acupuncture treatment before, during and after your pregnancy.

  • A well trained acupuncturist is educated on precautions specific to individual points such as blood pressure, pregnancy and organ depth.
  • Needles are not inserted into the lower abdomen.
  • If points in this area are necessary, we also utilize a Japanese style of needless acupuncture to move your energy as required.
  • If we are unable to assist you in the manner required, will be referred to another trusted holistic practioner who will assist in moving the energy in a non-invasive manner.

Acupuncture as preventive treatment during you pregnancy.

Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in treating side effects and complications during pregnancy.

  • A woman knows her body, if she is grounded and not coming from a place of fear, we almost always suggest a mother follow her inner guidance.
  • Aside from the treatment of insomnia, morning sickness, diabetes and depression- acupuncture is usually recommended weekly only during the first trimester in uncomplicated pregnancies as a preventive measure.
  • Weekly treatment is not always necessary.
  • In cases where weekly treatment is recommended, it is not usually needed beyond the first trimester due to that most miscarges occur within the 1st 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • If a pregnancy incurs complications such as thinning of cervix, symptoms of preeclampsia or the mother has a history of miscarriages, acupuncture is usually recommended through the completion of the pregnancy.
  • For more information on what acupuncture can do for you during pregnancy or to help you become pregnant please see our page Health benefits of Acupuncture or click on the button below to be taken to the American Pregnancy Association's website.