Pregnancy Health Issues
For over 3000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has promoted specialised treatment for women in pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Today this care is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for pregnancy related conditions and it is perfectly safe in the hands of a trained Acupuncturist. At Red Dragon Alternative Medicine, we have award-winning Acupuncturists and massage therapists who love to treat and nurture pregnant women.
Within the Macarthur region we also have a great relationship with local midwives and obstetricians and as a result we get referrals to help with all pregnancy related conditions. This has made us the leader in pregnancy treatments within the Macarthur area. Hear Diana, founder of Red Dragon Alternative Medicine, being interviewed by Tahlia and Erin as part of their Mums Uncensored podcast talking about acupuncture, infertility, IVF, pregnancy and more.
Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery are an excellent time to enhance a woman’s wellbeing. Conversely, if adequate care is not taken during pregnancy, the resulting problems will remain and continue long after birth. By attending Red Dragon Alternative Medicine during your pregnancy, you are guaranteeing relaxation time and on-going health benefits during your pregnancy and after. With regular attendance throughout your pregnancy we can ensure you keep control of your morning sickness, reduce the risk of a breech baby, pre-eclampsia and medical intervention during labour amoung many things.
Labour preparation is conducted from 34 weeks and this helps ripen the cervix and ensure all your muscles in the pelvis are allowing the baby to “drop” which will help with a smooth labour. These are weekly treatments and will help to ensure baby is in the right position, muscles and ligaments are loose, stress and anxiety are controlled and also help with pain reduction in labour. Starting the labour prep acupuncture will reduce the need for medical intervention and will also reduce the need for a medical inducement or caesarean section.
We at Red Dragon Alternative Medicine, are incredibly passionate about birth. We believe that a positive birth, one in which you feel supported, cared for, listened to and are able to make educated choices about, leads to a much better start to motherhood and attachment with your child. This alone is a fantastic start to your new life as a mother.
Conditions treated in pregnancy are;
- Nausea ("morning sickness") and vomiting
- Muscle pain and discomfort
- Breech and posterior presentations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Heartburn / reflux / indigestion
- Haemorrhoids and vulval varices
- Insomnia / sleep issues
- Oedema (fluid retention)
- Sinus concerns
- Threatened miscarriage
- Tiredness and exhaustion
- Labour preparation*
Postnatal care is also provided, and at Red Dragon Alternative Medicine we can ensure you have the strength and energy to move forward in this new phase of your life. We can help with lactation issues even insufficient lactation and can help with recovery, post-natal depression, wound healing and generalised support.
*Please book ahead of 34 weeks as we book up a week or two in advance.