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
Hey Cecil, I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for my treatment yesterday. I had a terrific, uninterrupted sleep last night and am starting to feel more like myself! You always seem to find just the thing I need and I really appreciate the energy you share with me and the chats we have. I honestly do always feel better after a treatment with you. Anyways, I just thought you should know what an awesome job you do and what a huge impact you make!!K Read More
Dear Cecil, I greatly appreciate your care, support, and expertise you always give me. I remember all the times you have adjusted your schedule to fit me in. Thank you so much for everything. I am hoping to have great news to come this year.R Read More
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
I am so grateful for all your help and support over the last year and a bit, you definitely made a huge difference in how I viewed the infertility issues we experienced. Your positivity surrounding it was unwavering, and for that I will never be able to thank you enough. So for now, we will build our family thru the adoption process and if we are meant to have more then it will happen and if not, our family will be complete with 3. Words can not fully express the difference you have made in my life and for that I thank you.T Read More