Acupuncture In Pregnancy

Pregnant women are particularly highly motivated when it comes to finding drug-free solutions to medical problems. Acupuncture is an ideal form of treatment as it offers women safe and medication-free relief for a multitude of pregnancy-related and non related problems. Taken from an Excerpt from “Acupuncture in pregnancy and Childbirth” by Debra Betts, LA-C, “Its use for conditions often regarded as part of a normal pregnancy, for example morning sickness, sciatica and symphysis pubis pain, can not only improve a woman’s quality of life but also prevent them from becoming serious enough to necessitate medical treatment”.


Pre-birth acupuncture can enhance the prospects of an efficient labor. Pre-birth treatments given for either pregnancy support, labor preparation or to address a specific problem, such as breech or posterior presentation, pregnancy induced hypertension, or failure to begin labor following natural or artificial rupture of membranes, can reduce the level of medical interventions and enhance a woman and her family’s satisfaction with the process of labor.


Services offered for the childbearing years:


Prenatal treatments for:


  • Threatened or missed miscarriage

  •  Nausea and vomiting

  •  Constipation

  •  Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, vulvar varicosities

  •  Urinary tract infections

  •  Low back pain

  •  Pubis symphysis pain

  •  Carpal tunnel syndrome

  •  Edema (leg swelling)

  •  Anemia - Insomnia

  •  Anxiety and depression

  •  Heartburn

  •  Breech and posterior presentation

  •  Small for dates

  •  Diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

  •  Routine pre-birth treatment starting at 36-37 weeks

  •  “induction” or better termed “labor prep”


Post natal treatments for:

  • Postnatal tonification treatments best done at 4-5 days and then 14 days and 1 month following delivery

  • Afterpains

  • Persistent uterine bleeding

  • Breastfeeding problems such as insufficient lactation and mastitis

  • Night sweats

  • Postnatal depression

In addition, the practitioner finds that in some cases, teaching patients and their support person(s) acupressure and moxibustion techniques can be of real benefit to the problems being addressed.



Heirloom Wellness and Birth, LLC  is in network for BC/BS, Cigna & Tricare.  We accept, Medicare/Medicaid & Denali Kid Care.  Let us help you to get an out of network exception with your insurance if we aren't in network with them.    We are happy to bill your insurance for you and will work with you to set up a payment plan if you do not have any insurance.  

2323 S. Trunk Rd. Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 746-6644

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