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Kerry will work in coordination with your midwife to support you throughout your pregnancy.

Sacred Valley Acupuncture provides healing assistance for all conditions, with a special focus on women’s health and pregnancy. We are excited to support you in all stages of reproductive life, including promoting healthy pregnancies from conception through postnatal recovery.

General women’s health

Acupuncture supports the overall well-being of the reproductive system, and has successfully treated many issues related to menstrual health. The most common conditions we offer support for include

  • PMS symptoms
  • Painful periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Stress Management

Fertility

There are many reasons why women struggle to get pregnant. Often, the problem is related to overall health factors such as stress, poor nutrition, and hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture has helped many women overcome barriers to pregnancy, including issues with

  • ovarian cysts
  • pH balance
  • general pelvic health
  • advanced maternal age

We also support women using artificial reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization to overcome structural infertility issues. Many successful IVF pregnancies have resulted from a combination of Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Whether you’re struggling with energetic blocks in the body or more difficult obstacles, acupuncture can assist you in enhancing fertility.

Women in the Sacred Valley, Peru.

Women in the Sacred Valley, Peru.

Pregnancy

Over the course of a pregnancy, the body undergoes many changes, some of which cause symptoms that can seem overwhelming. For many women, the first trimester poses the widest variety of challenges, but acupuncture can support optimum balance throughout each stage of this miraculous process. Benefits of incorporating acupuncture into your wellness plan can include miscarriage prevention, easier delivery, a smoother transition to postnatal motherhood, and relief from many common issues associated with pregnancy.

First Trimester

  • nausea
  • exhaustion
  • mood swings
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • headaches

Second Trimester

  • body aches and pains
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • edema (swelling)

Third Trimester

  • hemorrhoids
  • trouble sleeping
  • breech babies
  • labor induction
  • preparing baby for labor

Postnatal Care

  • postnatal depression / anxiety
  • healing after delivery

Acupuncture during pregnancy works to promote optimal health for both mother and baby. There’s even a treatment just for baby while still in the womb! A single acupuncture point known as “Happy Baby” or “Beautiful Baby” is activated at the end of the first and second trimesters. This helps minimize transmission of toxins from mother to baby, increasing baby’s health and resistance to illness.

Menopause

As women transition out of their reproductive years, acupuncture can ease common menopausal symptoms, such as

  • mood issues
  • hot flashes
  • fatigue
  • weight gain