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.
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
Cecil, Christina, and Everyone at Whole Family Health: Thank you for everything you’ve done to contribute to my health and wellness over the past few years. You have made such a positive difference in my life! WM Read More
We just wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK-YOU for everything you’ve done for us over the last year. Cecil, you have meant more to us then you’ll ever know. Without you, our dream of growing our family of 2 to a family of 3 would not have been possible. Thank-you for always staying positive, always knowing just what to say, and for being there whenever we need you. Erin & Arlo, thank-you for sharing your husband & dad with us and all the patients at Whole Family Health. We know he could not be all that he is to his patients without the love and support you give him. You should be proud of him and the difference he makes to so many!K & G Read More
Cecil! I slept awesome last night thanks to your treatment! I almost slept through my alarm actually. haha! Thanks! 🙂K Read More
I really don’t think I’d be here without you both. thank you!!J Read More