Helping your body to birth spontaneously
Going into spontaneous labour greatly reduces the chances that you will need medical intervention during your birth. I use Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to help balance your body and prepare it for the birth journey.
Birth is an inward journey. It is important to make space for to travel inwards in those last few weeks of pregnancy. Time to collect yourself, rest, replenish and focus on you.
This can be a little tricky once you have multiple children. Booking in a course of birth preparation can facilitate this by providing you with an hour once a week in the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy to tune in to yourself, relax and replenish your energy, ready for the big marathon of birth. The energetic you can be pre-birth, the more energy will be remaining for breast milk production and managing an infant on returning home with your baby.
Birth preparation acupuncture will also assist you to go into labour at 40 weeks.
As you get closer to your due date treatments become more focused on getting the pelvis, uterus and cervix ready for birth.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can prepare the body for birth by:
- Softening the cervix
- Promoting Uterine Contractions
- Increasing energy and blood needed for delivery.
- Harmonising hormones.
- Promoting Milk Production
- Reducing stress and promoting relaxation
- Increasing well-being
My Style of Acupuncture
I have in the last year completely changed the way in which I practice. I have become a student of the descendants of The Jade Purity School of Daoism and I now treat predominantly the Complement Channels.
For the last couple of years I have been making annual journeys to New York to learn this very ancient and traditional style of acupuncture in more depth.
The Complement Channels are a series of acupuncture meridians that prevent pathology entering the Primary Channel. The Primary Channels energy runs into the internal organs, so it is essential that pathology be kept out of the Primary Channels.
The Complement Channels used to be a part of the trunk of Chinese Medical theory and practice, but during the Cultural Revolution much of Chinese Medicine was chopped and changed, and the Complement Channels were no longer taught in depth.
During my own Acupuncture training within Australia, we were taught the names of these other channels but we were never taught how to treat them, or that they each need to be treated in a very specific way.
I have found this change to my practice to have greatly improved my ability to treat many chronic and acute conditions.