Acupuncture & Pregnancy

Why Chinese Medicine?

Techniques such as Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Dietary Advice & Chinese Exercise Therapy can be used throughout all stages of pregnancy. These are popular forms of therapy as no pharmaceuticals are involved. No matter what stage of pregnancy, a comfortable treatment is available for you. 

What problems can Chinese Medicine address?

The following is a basic list of the main conditions often occurring during pregnancy. This is also a list of health issues that patients often complain of when coming in for treatment. No matter what the concern, Chinese medicine aims to bring balance back to your system. Keep in mind that we do not treat these conditions but we do treat patients with these conditions. Chinese medicine treats the person, not the illness.

 

  • Morning Sickness

  • Colds & flu 

  • Reflux 

  • Anxiety and stress 

  • Lower back pain 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 

  • Pelvic instability

  • Sacral pain

  • Pubic symphysis pain

  • Breech Presentation 

  • Pre-labour acupuncture 

  • Post-birth care

 

What should I expect on my first visit?

Your practitioner will take your history and thoroughly assess your condition. As with most assessments, your practitioner will need to know information relating to your pregnancy and often your health before your pregnancy. 

 

Once the problem areas are identified, techniques such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbs, Exercise and Dietary Advice are given to help unblock trouble areas, restore balance and functionality. Once complete, the treatment will be assessed and a recommended treatment plan will be discussed.

 

How many treatments do I need?                       

As treatments are always customised, there is no definitive plan that suits everyone. Your practitioner will determine the best treatment plan according to your needs and preferences.

 

There’s nothing wrong with me, do I still need treatment?

Monthly check ups with your acupuncturist can be a great way to keep in touch with a health care practitioner who may identify problems while they are still small. If no problems are present then your practitioner will deem that no treatment is necessary.

Does acupuncture hurt? 

Generally speaking, acupuncture for pregnancy uses the finest needles with little or no stimulation. Often you will not feel a thing but find the treatment very relaxing. At the end of your pregnancy, treatments may require stronger techniques but rest assured that you would never be expected to endure a treatment that you are not comfortable with.

 

What herbal medicine is used?

Herbal medicine in the forms of pills and capsules are used so there is no mixing or cooking of herbs necessary. Only TGA approved herbal formulas are used and recommended.

 

What can I do to benefit my treatment?

  • Arrive at your appointment a few minutes early; this will ensure you are nice and relaxed.

  • Avoid overeating prior to your session. A full stomach may prevent you from relaxing.

  • Try to wear loose clothing just for your own comfort and to make points more accessible.

  • Ensure you follow any suggested exercises or dietary changes. This will increase the efficacy of the treatment and decrease the number of treatments you actually need.

  • Acupuncture can leave you a little light headed after a treatment. Please ensure you sit for a few moments and have some water prior to getting in a car to drive home.

  • Give yourself time to rest after a session, especially the first one. Try not to squeeze a treatment in on an otherwise busy day.

 

Remember to only see an acupuncturist that is registered with the government health regulator AHPRA and who is a member of AACMA.

Call the clinic now to make your first appointment or to make a general enquiry.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding acupuncture and any health concern you may have. Use the contact form or Enquiry button above.

Ben Heathcote currently practices out of rooms at True Health, one of Melbourne's best complimentary health service providers, in the Bayside suburb of Ormond just 15 minutes from Melbourne.

Dr Ben Heathcote has rooms at True Health is registered with CMBA AHPRA and is a member of AACMA Ormond near Carnegie and Bentleigh for acupuncture, cupping and chinese medicine
Dr Ben Heathcote has rooms at True Health is registered with CMBA AHPRA and is a member of AACMA Ormond near Carnegie and Bentleigh for acupuncture, cupping and chinese medicine

Only see a fully qualified acupuncturist that is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia as part of the Australian health regulatory body AHPRA; and a who is also a member of the Chinese medicine practitioner association AACMA.

Dr Ben Heathcote has rooms at True Health is registered with CMBA AHPRA and is a member of AACMA Ormond near Carnegie and Bentleigh for acupuncture, cupping and chinese medicine

569 North RoadOrmond

VIC 3121 Australia

03 9578 4912    Map - location

 

Tuesday 10am - 7.30pm

Wednesday 2pm - 7pm

 

Thursday 10am - 7.30pm

 

Friday 9am - 5pm

 

Saturday 9am - 2pm

 

AACMA 2273
CMBA 1739953
Hours
Site Directory
About
Services
Fees
Faqs
Articles
Contact
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle

​Copyright © 2018