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prenatal care, a natural way

Happy to be part of a team that works towards the same ideals and shares the same philosophy. Lately, I have been working closely with Dr Grace YU at Balance Health. Shiatsu and Acupuncture really work their magic  together in the field of prenatal care.DSC_5686
Prenatal Acupuncture
The hormonal changes that come with pregnancy can have an impact on a woman’s psyche. “Pregnancy just by its nature can bring out some underlying psychiatric and emotional issues,” said co-author Deirdre Lyell, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University. This is where acupuncture sets in. Acupuncture increases your blood flow, which leads to an improved distribution of oxygen and nutrients. Simultaneously, it lowers the level of inflammation in your body and supports your immune system. Research proves a bigger reduction in depression symptoms for women using acupuncture treatment. 50 percent had a reduction in the symptoms! During pregnancy acupuncture has the following benefits:

– Focuses on establishing a healthy foundation for pregnancy
– Maintains balance and provides amelioration of common aches and pains
– Helps women to prepare for peaceful labor and delivery

Prenatal IOKAI Shiatsu Massage
“Shiatsu no kokoro wa haha gokoro”, “the heart of Shiatsu is mother’s love”.
Depending on the trimester you are in, Shiatsu strengthens your core essence allowing your body to move through the natural process of pregnancy and childbirth. All sessions are geared towards your comfort and needs, and our practitioner Anne Cousin will guide you through to find and keep your inner balance. Based on research it is proved that women who suffer from stress may have a higher chance of getting a hyperactive child. Maternal stress is also strongly linked to pre-term delivery. It is hardly surprising. Because the first and deepest connection a baby develops is that to his mother: All emotional stress will be transferred to the baby. Shiatsu helps to release your tenses and supports the body’s self-regulation and vitality. Thanks to Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine you can guarantee your baby a more peaceful and nourished start.

Feel free to stroll along these other posts and share with us, your questions, experience and sources:

Becoming pregnant, An easy pregnancy, beyond pregnancy.

Full article here on Prenatal Care.

Here is to a bountiful life!




Suggested related reading : Shiatsu for Midwives by Suzanne Yates