The benefits of acupuncture for pregnancy

Prenatal Chiropractor Elliot Berlin, DC, explains the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy, including how it helps with symptoms in all three trimesters of pregnancy
The Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy
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The benefits of acupuncture for pregnancy

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Acupuncture is a fantastic modality for pregnancy. Starting at the very beginning with nausea and vomiting, acupuncture is one of the most powerful modalities we have for comforting nausea and vomiting. During the middle part of pregnancy, acupuncture is fantastic for heartburn and for alleviating some of the inflammatory based aches and pain that come up at the pubic bone or with Restless Legs Syndrome and other discomforts related to inflammation. Towards the end of the pregnancy, we use acupuncture in preparation for labor and delivery. Starting at 35 weeks we use points that stimulates the release of prostaglandins that naturally thin and prepare the cervix. And at 39 weeks we use points that stimulate release of oxytocin to help start the uterine contractions.

Prenatal Chiropractor Elliot Berlin, DC, explains the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy, including how it helps with symptoms in all three trimesters of pregnancy

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Elliot Berlin, DC

Prenatal & Family Chiropractor

Ever since fate flung Dr. Elliot Berlin into the world of prenatal wellness care he has spent a dozen years discovering, perfecting and teaching techniques for improving musculoskeletal function to promote naturally comfortable and healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery. During that time, Dr. Berlin has become a passionate advocate for the preservation and restoration of informed choice in childbirth. Dr. Berlin’s informed pregnancy project is his commitment to compiling and disseminating accurate, unbiased information using every form of media to empower new and expectant parents into becoming active decision makers in their healthcare choices. Berlin Wellness Group has offices in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks and Orange County. Dr. Berlin lives with his wife, perinatal psychologist Dr. Alyssa Berlin, and their four yummy kiddies in Los Angeles.

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