Pre-conception, peri-natal, post-natal care
Acupuncture is a well-recognised method for improving the overall wellbeing of the reproductive system, relieving stress and anxiety during pregnancy, and maintaining the health of mother and baby during labour and beyond.
Labour at 40+ weeks/Induction
Dr Christine Cui encourages mothers in Melbourne who are over 35 weeks into pregnancy to have pre-labour acupuncture to shorten the labour or turn baby if breech.
Women who are overdue 40+ can benefit greatly from acupuncture overdue labour induction as a drug-free method of inducing labour. Acupuncture for pregnancy can help the body to release hormones such as prostaglandin and oxytocin that induce overdue labour naturally as well as bringing downward the movement of the baby in the birth canal. Studies have shown that Acupuncture offers a safe alternative to drug-induced labour, which is known to have unpleasant side effects for women. An Australian study shows that in 88% of women studied, Acupuncture was successful in inducing overdue labour.
Acupuncture can also be used, with proven results, to reduce the pain of drug-induced labour. (Acupuncture Induction for Post Dates Babies)
Following birth, Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used to assist with lactation issues, such as an insufficient supply of breast milk or mastitis.
Both Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also assist in the treatment and management of post-natal depression, helping to restore the imbalance of hormones and emotions that is often a trigger for depression.
Dysfunctional thyroid issues
Acupuncture can provide an alternative to drugs in most cases of dysfunctional thyroid (TSH↑ or TSH↓), regulating the body’s metabolism and restoring its normal flow of energy, reducing and potentially eradicating the symptoms of a dysfunctional thyroid.
Other Women’s Health Issues
Other issues that can be successfully treated and/or eradicated with Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine:
– Painful/irregular periods
– Urinary tract infection (UTI)
– Pelvic inflammatory disease
– Vaginal discharge/itching (Thrush)
– Weight Loss & Weight Gain
– Low Libido
– Prolapsed Uterus
– Mood Disorders
Call Us to Arrange an Appointment
Call or email Dr Christine Cui to discuss the use of Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of a range of women’s health issues: +61 3 9820 8651 or firstname.lastname@example.org