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Traditional Chinese Medicine is a natural, gentle healthcare approach that can help with every stage of pregnancy health and life development. In aiding with preparation and planning for a family, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and childbirth, preventing children from becoming ill, treating illness quickly and effectively as it manifests before serious illness can develop, and providing families with the opportunity to live long, healthy, happy lives! Visit our pregnancy health website to help answer you questions about acupuncture in fertility and pregnancy.
I just wanted to share this quick, for those of you struggling with sickness in pregnancy. I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant with baby #3. With 1 & 2 I struggled through HG and honestly wished my babies away. It was awful. With my son (#2) I lost 33lbs between 6-12 weeks pregnant, and I looked like death when the vomiting finally stopped. I went on to have a successful home birth, but promised myself if I ever got pregnant again I would do things totally different. After 18 months of trying to get pregnant (with him), I went for my first round of acupuncture and 3 weeks later I was pregnant. Acupuncture DEFINITELY works for me. So when we found out I was pregnant this time, I immediately jumped into weekly acupuncture. I was feeling gross, but no vomiting. I could still function and parent my other 2 kids. Around 8 weeks I missed my appointment, and the following night, I puked. The day after was 5x. By the time I got in for an appointment 6 days later I was up to 15x a day, and already down 7lbs. Went in for a treatment, and nothing for 3 days. Fast forward to today, 13 weeks, and HOPING I am at the end of puke fest, but I can honestly say I only survived because of acupuncture. This hasn’t been an easy trimester (it rarely is for anyone!) I still vomit every once in awhile, but I am in shock that I am not in the hospital. Acupuncture has totally changed the game for me. If you’re in the Edmonton area, I highly recommend Cecil at Whole Family Health. I don’t know how he does it, but the guy is a friggen wizard. Hopefully this can help another struggling mama!D Read More
I wanted to express my great happiness with the service Devon has provided for me the last month or so. I began my treatments in a period of great stress, and emotional disarray. I have found the massage therapy, combined with other life style changes I am making, to be giving me more capacity to handle the challenges in my life. I wish I had taken this more holistic view earlier in my life, though this is something I can not change. I am very happy that my children are showing interest, as the more they learn about how to handle the challenges of life, the happier they will be.J Read More
Hey Cecil, I just wanted to touch base with you and share the exciting news that I’m 17.5 weeks pregnant with twins! (Wowza, that acupuncture stuff really helps!) I wanted to send a huge thank you to you and Christina. My second IUI was so different from my first (and obviously a LOT more successful) and I truly believe the acupuncture treatments you gave me leading up to the procedure, the day of, and afterwards, were a big part of the difference.J Read More
Dear Cecil, Thanks for all you to do help us, we’d be lost without you.C Read More
I am indebted to you for helping me with the implantation and acupuncture treatments.Antigone Read More