Pregnancy is such an extraordinary experience, but it can come with some quirks. The mom-to-be’s bodygoes through a series of physiological, anatomical, metabolic and psychological changes – the body is constantly adapting. It is not uncommon to experience some discomforts. Acupuncture can help! Acupuncture During Pregnancy Many moms-to-be sing the praise of acupuncture. In fact, scientific research reports acupuncture can help ease many of the common aches and discomforts of pregnancy. Acupuncture can have a beneficial role in complementary pregnancy follow-up and care. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of therapy, healing art, that originated in China thousands of years ago. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the premise of Yin and Yang, two opposing and complementary forces in the body. The body’s vital energy is called Qi (pronounced “Chee”) in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Qi flows through meridians (meridians are like channels) through our body. During an acupuncture treatment, hair-thin needles are inserted through th e skin at specific points along the meridian to correct imbalances and restore a good flow of Qi. In more modern theories, acupuncture is found beneficial by activating specific nerves and releasing trigger points. This, in turn, triggers the release of several brain Read more…
The Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy
How Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy
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Can Chiropractic Help Fertility Issues?
In 1984, the estimated number of Canadian couples struggling with fertility problems was 5.4%. In 1992, the number rose to 8.5%. Today, 11.5% to 15.7% of Canadian couples struggle with infertility. When you break that down that’s one in every six couples, which means you or someone you know has probably struggled with infertility. How can chiropractic help with fertility issues? Keep reading. What is Infertility? The general definition of infertility is being unable to conceive after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse if a woman is under age 35, or 6 months if a woman is 35 or older. Infertility can also refer to the biological inability of an individual to contribute to conception, or to a female who cannot carry a pregnancy to full term. What Causes Infertility? From the growing number of women waiting to have children later in life, to the rising rate of obesity, to declining sperm counts in men –there are many reasons fertility issues are on the rise. Perhaps one of the most preeminent issues is the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in our pharmaceuticals, household chemicals and foods. Research shows that EDCs not only impact fertility, but also contribute to cancer, diabetes Read more…
Chiropractic Care and Women
In honour of International Women’s Day, we at Sante Chiropractic and Wellness decided to devote this blog to women and Chiropractic. In todays world we like to promote equality between women and men in all aspects of our lives. There are a few things that will remain different between both genders, specifically when it has to do with our bodies. Ladies Only Women have the incredible capacity to get pregnant and give birth, something men cannot do. Yes, it is true science is evolving and there may come a day when we re-visit this idea but for the purpose of this blog we will keep it to how a womans body naturally was designed for pregnancy. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and does not necessarily need to be painful or difficult. Many pregnant women have benefited from chiropractic care during their entire 40 week gestation period. It can help as the body goes through changes and help on the day of the delivery. A recent study showed that women receiving chiropractic care during their pregnancy have a 24% shorter labor time for a first pregnancy and 39% shorter for a second or third one. Also, the studied revealed the need for analgesics during Read more…
Preparing for a Perfect Pregnancy With the Webster Technique
You have missed your period. You take a pregnancy test, and you are pregnant! But now what? Getting pregnant is a blessing but it comes with great responsibility. There are many decisions to be made which could potentially affect the outcome of your pregnancy and those decisions are not to be taken lightly. One of the most important things to do is prepare your body physically. This aspect of pregnancy plays an important role in the mother and the baby’s overall health and must be addressed as soon as the mother finds out she is pregnant. We all know that keeping physically active is important for the mother and the baby’s health but it is even more important for the mother to prepare her body physically by addressing aspects of the actual birthing process. For the body to accommodate the child in the uterus biomechanically, neurologically and physiologically, dystonia should be addressed. The definition of dystonia is an abnormal progress in labor and in Williams Obstetrics they describe three things that can attribute to it; Abnormalities of the expulsive forces (either uterine forces insufficiently strong or inappropriately coordinated to efface and dilate the cervix (uterine dysfunction), or inadequate voluntary muscle Read more…
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Your Child’s Nutrition, It’s Important!
Although we touched on this briefly last week, we thought it would be good to go into more details about why your kids should be eating healthier.
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care, Is it Okay?
There are a number of reasons why many women will see a chiropractor for the first time during pregnancy. Often the body is changing as the result of weight gain and altered biomechanics that happen during pregnancy.