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TCM & Acupuncture During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, according to TCM, the energy essence of a woman and a man combine to form a new life. In the 280 days of pregnancy, a woman’s energy balance changes greatly.

How TCM Helps with Pregnancy

In terms of physiological effects on fertility, the theory goes that acupuncture works in three main ways: by mediating the release of chemicals that send messages from the brain – called neurotransmitters – that affect reproductive hormones and organs; by stimulating blood flow to the uterus, thereby making embryo implantation more likely; and by boosting production of chemicals that inhibit stress hormone levels. It helps with the following as well:

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Acupuncture Results for Pregnancy

Your acupuncturist will tailor treatments to your condition but will generally recommend a treatment 1–3 times a week for at least 4-6 weeks before a procedure (IUI, IVF, FET). Each session after the first one may last up to an hour—first a discussion period to update your acupuncturist followed by a 20–40-minute session with needles.

Common Pregnancy Side Effects We Treat

Acupuncture is completely safe during pregnancy, and is proven to be extremely beneficial and effective. In the first trimester it helps to maintain a pregnancy, nourish the body and alleviates early symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and heartburn. Later, the aches, pains, constipation and swelling that go along with pregnancy can be greatly alleviated by acupuncture treatment as well.

Our TCM Treatment Methods - TCM Pregnancy Treatments at Our Clinics in Markham and Rosedale


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.
Yes. Often, acupuncture is combined with moxa (herbs heated over specific acupuncture points) to encourage babies to move to the proper position.
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.
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.
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.

Why us? We provide high-quality TCM and acupuncture services while always prioritizing the client’s comfort.