Acupuncture can be very successful in treating a variety of women’s health problems including:
• Period pains and problems
• Hot flushes
• Hormonal imbalances
Acupuncture is also becoming an increasingly popular treatment for pregnancy-related conditions including:
• Morning sickness and vomiting
• Fatigue and exhaustion
• Anxiety, stress and depression
• Musculo-skeletal conditions such as backache, rib, hip and pelvic pain
• Sleep disturbances and many more
Pre-birth acupuncture is a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy starting at week 36-37 to prepare you for childbirth. Research has shown that women who had received pre-birth treatments were able to reduce their time spent in active labour and midwives reported a reduced rate of medical intervention.
As babies generally don’t arrive during practice hours and without a lot of prior notice I offer a 1 hour session to couples where I invite the expectant mother with her birthing partner and teach the partner how to give effective pain relief during labour with acupressure. It’s easy to learn and women in labour really appreciate this service given by their partner immensely.
“Some years ago I experienced a strange dizzy and sick feeling and this is what took me along to see Rita for acupuncture in the first place. The symptoms went on for many months and would come and go, sometimes last for hours or days and I would occasionally have to lie down at work until the symptoms passed. My GP said it was vertigo and there was no treatment he could offer. Over the course of several visits to Rita, these symptoms, their severity and recurrence lessened and I have not had them since.
A number of years on and I still see Rita for treatment for different symptoms associated with the dreaded menopause and some stressful life events that have affected me. Acupuncture has helped me through periods of depression and anxiety, hot flushes, heavy bleeding, poor sleeping, a badly pulled back muscle and headaches. It has also helped me reach some understanding about myself and make some clear decisions. I continue seeing Rita for maintenance treatments.
On a more personal note, I find Rita to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming, reassuring and, she has lots of useful tips that I can try and so help myself outside of the treatment session.”