Does acupuncture help with fertility?
While getting poked and prodded might not seem like the most appealing way to boost your fertility, some research has shown that acupuncture may help women conceive. It doesn't hurt that it also may relieve stress and help you relax, which also may increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Does acupuncture help with turning breech babies?
Yes. Often, acupuncture is combined with moxa (herbs heated over specific acupuncture points) to encourage babies to move to the proper position.
Does acupuncture cause preterm labour?
No. Specific points are avoided until your due date, as they are known to promote labour. The points used for pre-birth acupuncture will not bring on early labour.
If I am overdue, will acupuncture help induce me?
Yes, additional acupuncture points can be added if you are past your due date to: help your baby engage into the birth canal, gently promote cervical softening and dilation, and strengthen birth sensations (contractions). These treatments can be done more frequently (every 1-3 days) until labour begins. Acupuncture also helps to build energy and calm anxieties and frustrations, which often arise when a woman is past her due date.
Why should I get treated at Qi TCM?
With qualified and caring staff, your comfort is our top priority. Whether it is your first time using TCM or acupuncture, we strive to make it an enjoyable experience and cater to your specific needs.