Posted by Cecil Horwitz
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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.
Genevieve helped us through the whole pregnancy with her ability to aid my body in supporting our pregnancy even when I developed a very large subchorionic hemorrhage in my uterus. She would take my pulses and tell me that my pregnancy was strong and all would be well. She was confident and reassuring to us. I feel so blessed to have had Genevieve as my acupuncturist over the last few years. I believe that it was because of her assistance that we were able to carry to term our sweet baby boy who was born on March 7, 2011. I refer anyone I know who is having difficulties with anything in their body to her to help them be more balanced. I do believe in miracles and meeting Genevieve was an integral part of our miracle baby.Erin Read More
Dear Cecil, Thanks for all you to do help us, we’d be lost without you.C Read More
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
Hey Cecil – I just wanted to give you an update as promised. It’s been a long couple of weeks, but we are officially PREGNANT!!! Woohoo!!! Thank you, and everybody at the clinic, for all your support in getting me to this point – I couldn’t have done it without you!!! Thanks again Cecil – you and your team are amazing and I’m so grateful!T Read More
Hi, I just wanted to let Cecil know that I had a call from the clinic this morning and I’m pregnant 🙂 This was my 6th IUI, and first time with acupuncture so…? Thanks so much!S Read More