Pregnancy is a unique energetic opportunity for both mother and child.  During pregnancy you “download” your child with their life force Kidney Qi.  This is the energy foundation of the child’s health, wellness, and intelligence.  For a mother, the body undergoes incredible transformation to support the developing child.  The birth process is also a time of profound energetic shifts for both mother and child.  

For this reason, tuning into your body pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, at birth, and post-partum are an essential aspect of a woman’s life cycle.  

Creating balance and harmony within the body, supports mother and child through this transformative time and beyond.  

Pre-pregnancy, you can prepare yourself through acupuncture, acupressure, herbs and beginning a self-healing program with Dragon’s Way Qigong.  Because of the energetic combination of mother, child, and the process of pregnancy itself, I do not perform acupuncture, acupressure, or use herbs during pregnancy.  However, you can support yourself with Dragon’s Way Qigong, healing foods, and specialized Qigong exercises for the symptoms of pregnancy.  

In China, many women choose to take a full month to rest and support their energy with healing foods and energy exercises post-partum.  Doing so helps support their future health and wellbeing.  It is safe to resume acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs during this time, in addition to The Dragon’s Way practice.  Breast feeding creates high demand on the body, so boosting your energy in any way possible helps to keep the flow on all levels!

Learn more on the TCM approach to Pre-pregnancy, Pregnancy here  Melissa Laborsky, MD 2014