Acupuncture treatment involves applying specialized needles to specific points along the acupuncture meridians in the body. It often produces a pleasant sensation or noticeable effect, which dissipates after treatment ends.
By stimulating these points, we can prompt your body to work more efficiently. In turn, this can promote the release of endorphins, block the brain’s pain receptors, dilate the cervix and increase the efficiency of your contractions. When used weekly from 36 weeks, it can assist with cervical ripening, preparing the cervix for labor and birth and potentially shortening the length of your pregnancy.
When used during labor, some woman are able to find clarity and provide helpful feedback to their support team. As you can imagine, this is quite helpful for everyone involved.
As part of their care package Santa Cruz Midwives’ clients can receive ripening treatments on site beginning at 36 weeks with Samaya Cullerton, MTCM, LAc.