Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
Welcome to Awaken Acupuncture in Ithaca, NY. We specialize in providing holistic health therapies with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, specifically tailored for women during pregnancy and postpartum periods. Our practice is rooted in the belief that true healing comes from the inside out. We are dedicated to supporting you through pregnancy and postpartum with care that uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, stress reduction, and lifestyle changes.
Our Approach to Pregnancy Care
Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary physical and emotional change. It’s also a period when it’s more important than ever to support your body’s health. Our acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments are designed to provide a safe, natural, and effective form of care for expectant mothers. We focus on:
- Alleviating Common Pregnancy Symptoms: Treatments are customized to help relieve symptoms such as morning sickness, fatigue, back pain, and sciatica, promoting a smoother, more comfortable pregnancy experience.
- Balancing Hormones: Acupuncture can help regulate hormonal changes during pregnancy, reducing stress and anxiety levels while enhancing overall well-being.
- Overall Fetal Development: We offer supportive treatments for healthy growth and development of the fetus during all trimesters.
- Risk of Miscarriage: Our gentle, targeted approaches aim to reduce the risk of miscarriage, offering peace of mind and physical support.
- Emotional Well-being: Acupuncture can significantly decrease levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, contributing to a healthier pregnancy experience.
- Respiratory Health: Effective relief for sinus infections, allergies, and colds, ensuring you breathe easier without relying on medication.
- Digestive Comfort: Treatments to alleviate morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and constipation, promoting better digestive health.
- Pain Relief: Alleviation of muscle aches, pains, headaches, round ligament pain, and other discomforts without the need for pharmaceuticals.
- Energy and Sleep: Solutions for combating fatigue and exhaustion, and improving sleep quality to combat insomnia.
- Skin and Circulatory Health: Relief from itching and reduction of swelling in ankles and wrists (edema), for better comfort and circulation.
- Blood Sugar Management: Support in managing gestational diabetes, contributing to healthier pregnancy outcomes.
- Urinary Health: Treatments for urinary tract infections, enhancing comfort and health.
- Blood Pressure Regulation: Assistance in managing pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia, aiming for a stable and healthy blood pressure level.
- Positioning for Birth: Help in managing the presentation of breech babies and softening the cervix as part of routine pre-birth treatments.
- Preparing for Birth: Specific acupuncture points and techniques can be used to help prepare the body for labor, potentially leading to a more efficient birthing process.
The postpartum period is a time for your body to heal and adjust after pregnancy and giving birth, whether vaginally or via c-section. Our holistic approach helps women recover physically and emotionally through:
- Restoring Balance: Postpartum care focuses on restoring the body’s balance and energy levels, helping to speed up recovery and reduce the risk of postpartum depression.
- Lactation Support: Acupuncture and herbal remedies can promote healthy lactation and resolve issues such as insufficient milk supply.
- Emotional Health: Supportive treatments for managing postpartum depression, anxiety, irritability and brain fog help to promote emotional balance and well-being.
- Insomnia: Treatments for insomnia, aiding in better sleep patterns and overall restfulness.
- Digestive Support: Gentle remedies for digestive issues, helping to restore normal digestive function.
- C-Section Recovery: Recovery from C-section deliveries, specializing in treatments that are designed to promote healing, reduce pain, and accelerate recovery time following a cesarean section.
- Energy Boost: Treatments aimed at reducing fatigue and restoring energy levels, helping mothers feel revitalized.
- Urinary Health: Support for addressing incontinence and postpartum bleeding, contributing to physical recovery and comfort.
- Blood Pressure Management: Techniques to manage hypertension, promoting cardiovascular health.
- Digestion Support: Help in stabilizing changes in appetite, supporting nutritional health and well-being.
- Breastfeeding Support: Remedies for lactation issues and mastitis, supporting breastfeeding mothers in their journey.
- Stress Management: We offer strategies to manage stress, ensuring that you have the emotional resilience to enjoy this new chapter in your life.
Awaken Acupuncture’s Holistic Health Services
- Acupuncture: Our skilled practitioners use acupuncture to target specific points in the body, promoting natural healing and improving physical and emotional health.
- Herbal Medicine: We provide customized herbal formulas that are safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, designed to support your unique health needs.
- Nutrition and Lifestyle: Nutrition plays a crucial role in the health of both mother and baby. We offer guidance on dietary choices and lifestyle changes that support optimal health during and after pregnancy.
- Stress Reduction: Learn techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, crucial for maintaining a healthy pregnancy and supporting postpartum recovery.
Why Choose Us?
At Awaken Acupuncture, we believe in the power of integrative medicine to not only treat symptoms but to nurture the body’s natural ability to heal and thrive. Our team of experienced practitioners is dedicated to providing personalized care that supports your health and well-being during one of the most important times of your life.
Book Your Consultation
Start your journey to holistic health during pregnancy and postpartum with Dana Carruth L.Ac., Dipl. OM. You may book your appointment here.
Let us be a part of your support system, helping you to prepare for and recover from childbirth with the care and attention you and your baby deserve.