Pregnancy is a time of great physical and emotional change, which makes it an important time to support your overall health. Traditional East Asian Medicine (including acupuncture, shiatsu, tui na, and nutritional counseling) can help address the unique challenges you experience in pregnancy.

Regular treatment during pregnancy helps to ensure happy, healthy moms give birth to healthy babies. Treatment throughout pregnancy can also result in a more efficient labour and delivery, while continued treatment throughout the postpartum period can help ensure a quicker and easier postpartum recovery.

Acupuncture might be helpful in any of the following situations during your pregnancy, labour, or postpartum phase:


• Threatened miscarriage
• Bleeding in pregnancy
• Nausea, vomiting, morning sickness
• Heartburn
• Constipation
• Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, vulval varicosities
• Urinary tract infections
• Musculoskeletal issues:
• Upper back, neck, shoulder pain
• Rib/chest pain
• Pubic symphysis pain
• Low back pain, sciatica
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Leg cramps
• Fatigue, exhaustion
• Anemia
• Insomnia
• Anxiety, depression
• Vaginal discharge, itching
• Itching in pregnancy:
• Papular dermatitis
• Prurigo gestationis
• Sinusitis

Late-stage Pregnancy

• Pregnancy induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia)
• Edema
• Small for date babies
• Breech & posterior positions
• Malposition
• Malpresentation
• Routine pre-birth treatment
• Cervical ripening

Labour & delivery

• All 3 stages of labour
• Establishing regular uterine contractions
• Failure to progress
• Unfavourable cervical dilation or effacement
• Malposition/occiput posterior position
• Retention of placenta


• Post-labour pain (from labour &/or epidural)
• Perineal pain
• Back pain
• Depression (‘baby blues’)
• Insufficient lactation, breastfeeding problems
• Infection; healing of caesarian scar
• Persistent uterine bleeding
• Night sweats