Are you pregnant?

pregnant woman chinese writingAcupuncture may help with:

  • Pregnancy related aches & pains¹
  • Nausea & Vomiting²

Acupuncture may help with pain and discomfort¹

Most women will “put up with” bodily pains during pregnancy. This can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks or get enough sleep, which in turn can create potential difficulties in birth.

Pregnancy brings significant changes in centre of balance, increase in fluid production as well as the increase of relaxin circulating throughout the body. Because of this it is easy for women to find themselves in pain. In clinic, we frequently see:

  • Back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain
  • Pelvic pain or pelvic instability
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Would you like to try Acupuncture for your best possible pregnancy & birth? Simply contact us on 9486 5966 or click here to book online


Article written by:

Dr Heather Dowall

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist 

Dr  Heather Dowall is a warm, intuitive and enthusiastic practitioner. Heather graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health with a Health Science degree majoring in Acupuncture.

Heather is passionate about Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Pain Relief and Cancer Support.

Click here to book an appointment with Heather.



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[2] Tempfer C, Zeisler H, Mayerhofe Kr, Barrada M Husslein P. Influence of acupuncture on duration of labour Gynecol Obstet Invest 1998; 46:22-5

[3] Rabl M, Ahner R, Bitschnau M, Zeisler H, Husslein P. Acupuncture for cervical ripening and induction of labour at term – a randomised controlled trail. Wien Klin Wochenschr 2001; 113 (23-24): 942-6

[4] Guerreiro da Silva JB1, Nakamura MU, Cordeiro JA, Kulay L Jr. Acupuncture for low back pain in pregnancy–a prospective, quasi-randomised, controlled study. Acupunct Med. 2004 Jun; 22(2):60-7.



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