Pregnancy & Birth
ACUPUNCTURE IS A SAFE FORM OF SUPPORT FOR PREGNANT BODIES
Whether you use acupuncture to help relax and reduce stress or for particular conditions or symptoms, it is a wonderful complement to the medical care that you receive throughout your pregnancy.
Very thin, sterile needles are inserted into specific points to redirect, build and disperse blocked qi (vital energy). When qi is sufficient and flowing smoothly all body systems can function optimally. The body is constantly changing during pregnancy. Acupuncture can help to ease the process for mother and baby.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN BE USED AS A TREATMENT FOR FERTILITY CHALLENGES.
It has also been shown to improve the success rate of modern day fertility treatments. As a stand alone treatment acupuncture is most effective in treating functional issues such as irregular periods or ovulation rather than structural problems such as a blockage in the fallopian tubes. Acupuncture works by balancing the body’s energy flow (qi) which in turn regulates the bodies systems and allows them to function smoothly. Studies have shown acupuncture to increase blood flow to the uterus, reduce stress hormones that can interfere with ovulation, regulate menstruation and ovulation, and improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF. In an American study, 51% of women receiving acupuncture with IVF became pregnant as opposed to 36% of women receiving IVF alone.
As a mother, we understand the challenges and joys we experience caring for our children. As caregivers, we tend to put ourselves aside. No sleep, forget to eat, don’t exercise or take time to breathe. Hopefully you are doing all of that, but if you aren’t you are not alone. Acupuncture may be a wonderful way to help find balance in your life as mom. So take some time for yourself and come experience a stress relieving, body restoring acupuncture treatment!
CHILDREN & FAMILY HELP
Chinese medicine can assist in building children’s precious systems by prevention and symptomatic treatments. When treating children under 7, a technique called Shonishin, is typically used instead of needles. This non-needle technique allows the body to naturally heal itself, helping to build the immune system and treat conditions such as:
- Digestive disturbance
- Viral infections
- Ear infections
- Enuresis- bed wetting
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Hyperactivity- ADD/ADHD
- Developmental Disorders
- Poor Sleep
WHY CHOOSE SHONISHIN FOR YOUR CHILD?
It is a safe and effective non-needle technique that involves the use of small tools to gently stimulate acupuncture points and brush along meridians. The theory is the same as Traditional Chinese Medicine but the treatment is less invasive. Children love getting treated and the results are typically remarkable. As a parent you want the best for your little one! Choose a natural solution to treat common childhood illness. Brittany, our Acupuncturist has been practicing for 10 years and has treated children with everything from the common cold to cerebral palsy.
Acupuncture and Shonishin can be used to help prevent disease. Too often we allow our bodies to get run down which leads to illness. This ancient medicine has been used for thousands of years to prevent people from getting sick. I encourage a healthy, active lifestyle with treatments intended to assist in preventing disease. Acupuncture also has an effect on increasing T-cell count which will help boost the immune system. Send in your entire family this fall to help prevent colds/flus!
ACUPUNCTURE & MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES INCLUDING PMS
A woman’s menstrual cycle is a good indicator of her general health. PMS and irregular menstruation are early signs of potentially serious reproductive system disorders such as endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and infertility. PMS can disrupt a woman’s life in many ways including her relationships, self esteem, work productivity, exercise routine, sleep and the way she feels about her own body. Month after month millions of women suffer unnecessarily with symptoms that could be eliminated or reduced with acupuncture and lifestyle changes. Acupuncture is a natural, low cost form of treatment with virtually no side effects. PMS is not a normal monthly occurrence as many women accept it to be.
Acupuncture has been shown to help with:
- Morning Sickness
- Blood Pressure
- Anxiety & Depression
- Insufficient Production of Breast Milk
- Backache & Sciatica
- Pubic & Joint Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Breech Presentation
- Delayed Labor
- Pain & Numbness Around C-Section Scar
- Menstrual Irregularities After Giving Birth
“Nothing short of amazing. During my pregnancy I suffered with some pretty extreme edema in my legs. Instructors and patrons at Belly Bliss suggested I try acupuncture. I only wish I had gone sooner! I experienced immediate and dramatic relief after just the first treatment!”
— DOTTY W
Macushla F. Hobin, L.Ac. is a Denver based Chinese Medicine Practitioner, who specializes in pregnancy and past-partum health. Through the practices of acupuncture, nutrition, lifestyle, and herbal medicine she helps women achieve a happy and healthy pregnancy, birth, and to heal during postpartum. She believes educating and empowering her patients is part of her work and part of the success she sees in clinic. Her mission is to see women have safe and healthy pregnancies, deliveries, and recoveries while providing natural and effective solutions.
She has been practicing in the healthcare field since 2003. After she graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2008) in San Diego she spent time doing post-graduate work in Beijing, studying at the hospitals and at their TCM University. She started her focus on pregnancy during her masters program when she wrote her senior thesis on Acupuncture in Labor and Delivery, a 50 page clinical trial. She continues to expand and refine her knowledge by doing continuing education studies with the leaders in the field of pregnancy-focused acupuncture, like Debra Betts. She grew up oldest of 5 children in a family that practiced natural healthcare. The first home birth she attended, was her brother’s, she was 7. She is a compassionate, results based, and patient focused practitioner. She works from her passion and love of the medicine and the individual she is treating. She treats her patients as family and enjoys seeing their own families grow during the time of pregnancy.
For More Information
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