If you’ve shied away from acupuncture out of fear or even scepticism, there’s a lot you could be missing out on. Turns out, pregnancy’s growing pains and bumps in the road (pun intended) can be seriously eased by a few strategically placed needles…
Acupuncturist Livia Garcia completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) way back in 2009, but it was only when she had a child of her own that she realised that helping women to conceive and give birth was her calling.
Through her practice, Holistic Acupuncture, Livia helps mothers and mothers-to-be with severe morning sickness, pelvic pain, lower back pain, migraines, anxiety, fatigue and even recurrent miscarriages.
“The beauty about acupuncture is that we aim at treating the cause of the disease,” Livia says. “We are always looking for imbalances in the body and trying to address what is causing the body to present with a particular symptom. Treating a client is like putting a big puzzle together trying to understand exactly what is the main cause of their infertility or even an irregular menstrual cycle.”
Women also turn to acupuncture for labour preparation – targeting certain points can prepare the body for natural birth, assisting to prevent an overdue birth and reducing the need for medical interventions. Now, the question on everyone’s minds: does it hurt?!
“I guess this is really what everyone is worried about,” Livia says. “Our main focus is to provide a painless, relaxing and therapeutic experience for the client. My whole practice revolves around providing clients with a beautiful environment so they can truly relax on the treatment table, which is why we only ever use the highest quality needles.”
Acupuncture can also be a great preventative medicine, helping you to feel your best
“The pregnancy journey can be very challenging, so I strongly recommend that patients who want to get pregnant consider acupuncture in their preconception plan,” Livia says. “Pregnancy can really throw you out of your element, so it’s a great way to regain your balance.”
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- Got one of the following concerns? Acupuncture could bring you fast and remarkable results:
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Painful periods or irregular cycles
- Stress and overworking
- Couples considering or trying to conceive naturally or through IVF