Fertility

Acupuncture can help to enhance fertility for both partners and can prepare the body to become pregnant naturally or in conjunction with assisted reproductive technologies.

 

We can prepare for an IUI and manage symptoms associated with hormone treatment.  Research shows that acupuncture directly before and after an embryo transfer can increase the chances of implantation by over 60%, and ongoing fertility acupuncture treatment can further increase outcomes. Acupuncture helps to improve fertility by helping to relieve stress, increasing blood flow, regulating hormones and improving egg quality. 

 

Full Moon Acupuncture serves as a source of support through what can sometimes be a challenging process, providing nutritional and lifestyle support, and directing our patients to additional resources as needed.

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Birth

We recommend that all of our patients receive pre-birth treatments once or twice a week, starting at 37 weeks minimum, to prepare your body and your baby for birth.  Specific points help to soften the cervix, increase and regulate contractions, and release blocks to allow your body to work with your baby to do what it knows how to do - go into labor and give birth!

Pregnancy

If you are already pregnant, Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat morning sickness, edema, insomnia, constipation, anxiety, back, hip and pelvic pain, pregnancy-induced hypertension, threatened miscarriage, hemorrhoids, and address breech babies to encourage proper positioning.

 

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Postpartum
Program

Throughout the postpartum period, acupuncture can support healing, milk supply, baby blues and fatigue, as well as treat mastitis, post-operative recovery, anxiety and insomnia. 

 

We recommend our comprehensive 6 week course of treatment at home to enter motherhood with wellness.  We will come to your home within the first week after birth to prescribe herbs, discuss nutrition and best care practices for this tender time, as well as provide acupuncture, mother warming with moxibustion, and a simple body wrapping. 

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Pediatrics

Many children respond well to acupuncture.  We work together, using nutritional counseling, lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, Chinese massage and acupuncture to support healthy kids. 

 

Needles are thinner than those used for adults and are not retained in the body as long.  For babies, a needle can be inserted and quickly removed, so there’s no need for them to sit still.  Babies and young children often nurse or cuddle with a parent throughout their treatment. 

 

Acupuncture can treat the common cold, ear infections, bedwetting, night terrors, asthma, skin rashes and eczema, supports neurodiversity, constipation, acid reflux and indigestion, irritability and colic, slow weight gain, immune health and much more.  Usually needles are not used during the first treatment unless the child is ready.  Treatments last 30 minutes. 

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Pelvic Floor Health

Almost one quarter of women are affected by pelvic floor disorders: pain with urination, pain with sex, bowel urgency and incontinence.  The muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor impact low back and hip pain, fertility, menstrual cycle pain, pain and discomfort in sex, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum healing.

 

Acupuncture is used to integrate the pelvic floor muscles with the central nervous system, activate weak muscles, and release contracted muscles to alleviate pain and tension. Pelvic floor work can be a transformational experience, increasing circulation and opening energy pathways to restore mobility and function. 

 

I work together as a team with pelvic floor physical therapists, midwives and obstetricians and others to support pain-free, pelvic floor health.  

 

My practice values your privacy and consent.  I understand this is an intimate part of your body and I treat all clients with respect and compassion. 

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Women's Health

From your first menstrual cycle to menopause, and everything in between, Traditional Chinese Medicine alleviates related pain, regulates blood flow and supports mood changes.  Education around how our bodies work is essential to understanding how to care for ourselves, so we work together with our patients to help them on their path to wellness. 

Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as being a valuable resource to treat insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, migraines, headaches, hot flashes, night sweats and digestive issues, among many other maladies.

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Pain Relief

Whether you have acute pain from a recent injury or suffer from chronic pain, acupuncture has been proven to alleviate pain and tight muscles without relying on pharmaceuticals. We can treat and manage headaches, migraines, joint pain, arthritis, back pain, sciatica, TMJ disorders, fibromyalgia, and many other sources of pain. 

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