Acupuncture for Childbirth
Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Washington D.C., Reston, Virginia, and in Bethesda, Maryland.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can provide a safe and effective form of treatment for many problems that arise before, during and after pregnancy. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine support, strengthen, and balance overall health and well-being. In addition, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help regulate menstruation and hormone balance.
Pregnancy problems treated by acupuncture may include: morning sickness, heartburn, insomnia, water retention, sciatica, constipation, urinary tract infection, neck and back pain, leg cramps, fatigue and exhaustion, anxiety and depression.
Acupuncture may also be helpful during childbirth in providing pain relief during labor, stimulating contractions and inducing labor
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help in postpartum recovery. Many women feel emotionally and physically depleted after childbirth. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat postpartum fatigue and depression, breast feeding problems, mastitis and post-operative healing.