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 have been a patient of a few different acupuncturists and I must say that Christina is THE best. She is extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, accommodating, and caring. I highly recommend her!Laurie D. Read More
Hi Christina, although these words cannot fully express my gratitude, I wanted to say thank you for all of the support you have provided me and, in turn, our new little family. I will let you know when I’m able to move around more so I can come by for a visit and you can meet her 🙂A Read More
Hi Cecil! I’ve been meaning to email you since the birth of my daughter! I knew you would be curious as to how things went after my last appointment.Thank you so much for all you did and for squeezing me at the last minute! I really appreciate it and I will be back to see you for sure.C Read More
Hi Cecil, Just wanted to thank you again for your support and guidance in helping us conceive. We are now happily 17 weeks pregnant and have heard the heartbeat a couple of times. I plan to come back for acupuncture before delivery.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