You and your baby are in safe hands with acupuncture
Each acupuncture session aims to promote foetal and maternal health so that women can enjoy the best possible pregnancy and blossom during such a special time in their lives.
I specialise in helping with the following issues:
Acupuncture is often very effective in reducing both the severity and incidence of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Research from Australia highlighted that women receiving traditional acupuncture (where points were chosen according to an individual diagnosis) experienced faster relief when compared to those groups receiving routine prescribed points or “sham” acupuncture.
This research also looked at the successful pregnancy outcomes for the women involved, concluding that “acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry retching in early pregnancy”.
In 2008 a MIDIRS publication produced for midwives and women in collaboration with The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination stated that for women with a baby in breech presentation, the “most promising alternative approach is moxibustion” (MIDIRS 2008).
Moxibustion involves the burning of the herb Artemisia vulgaris (moxa) close to the skin to induce a warming sensation at an acupuncture point on the little toe (BL 67).
Moxibustion is most effective when performed between weeks 32 and 35 of pregnancy, but can still be useful when used later in the pregnancy. This is a very safe, effective and pleasant procedure, particularly when performed by a qualified and experienced acupuncturist such as myself.
Statistical evidence has also demonstrated that moxibustion at week 34 of pregnancy, followed by external cephalic version (ECV) at week 37 could reduce the number of breech babies at term by 78% and almost halve the number of c-sections needed (van den Berg 2010).
From week 36 I offer plans of four weekly appointments to prepare your body for labour. Acupuncture works by ripening the cervix, by helping position your baby for labour and by promoting your energy and stamina.
Studies have shown that pre-birth acupuncture reduces inductions by 35%, reduces caesareans by 32%, and reduces epidurals by 31% (Betts and Lennox, 2006).
Acupuncture can provide a gentle inducement to labour if your baby is overdue and can be an effective alternative to a medical induction.
Research from Norway on the use of acupuncture for women with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) concluded that “ideally acupuncture treatment should be offered to all women with PROM and other women who wish to use this method to facilitate their birth and keep it normal”.
Giving birth and caring for a newborn can take a toll on a woman’s body and overall health. Acupuncture can help your body recover from this naturally and effectively.
Get in touch if you’re experiencing post-partum symptoms or any of the following conditions:
I have been going to Tiziana for a few months now after bad spells of morning sickness during pregnancy. It was recommended to me to try acupuncture by my GP after the anti sickness tablets didn’t help me that they prescribed.
After my first treatment I immediately noticed a difference and I continued to book in every week. Thank you so much for making my pregnancy more bare able. I would recommend York Traditional Acupuncture to anybody.
These amazing reviews of Tizianas work on here enabled me to make the decision of which Acupuncturist to pick and I’m delighted that I chose her.
It’s been invaluable for treating pregnancy niggles and helping me feel human in the face of sleepless nights and the many demands of young children, work and life in general If you fancy giving it a go, I’d wholeheartedly recommend Tiziana Bertinotti of York Traditional Acupuncture who has treated me many times.
If you’d like to make an appointment, visit her website for details (and book ahead – she’s in demand).
I have received acupuncture treatment on two occasions from Tiziana – both for pre-birth acupuncture treatments over four weeks prior to birth (from approx 36 weeks onwards).
I strongly believe the pre-birth acupuncture treatments prepared my body, both physically and mentally, in achieving straight forward and efficient deliveries. I haveno hesitation in recommending Tiziana and thank her wholeheartedly for such good care.
For a personalised plan or if you have questions about Traditional Acupuncture contact us today.