Acupuncture in Newmarket
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The practice of acupuncture goes back thousands of years and has so many applications, especially as part of our fertility treatments here at Oona Newmarket. Acupuncture is also an integral part of prenatal and postnatal care.
If you’ve never experienced acupuncture, this is your chance to try it! During your appointment, one of our expert practitioners will place tiny needles in different active energy points on the body based on your personal health goals. You probably already know someone who swears by acupuncture, and we know why – it feels great, and it works.
Preconception & Fertility
Acupuncture, while trying to conceive, can increase your chances of conceiving.
If you’re thinking it’s almost time to start expanding your family, and you’re wondering how to give your future little one the best possible start, while boosting your fertility, acupuncture at Oona Newmarket is a great first step. Our naturopaths and acupuncturists can discuss coming off of birth control, if you’ve tried to conceive for some time without success, and how acupuncture can help you no matter where you are in your journey.
Acupuncture can help encourage healthy pregnancies. From starting you off with the best chance for optimal fertility, to encouraging baby into the ideal head down position, acupuncture can help you avoid some of the common complications, like elevated blood pressure, that can lead to unwanted medical interventions.
Acupuncture & Fertility
- Painful intercourse
- Low libido
- Sexual dysfunction
- Egg count and quality
- Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS)
Male Fertility and Acupuncture
Fertility isn’t a women’s only issue. At Oona Newmarket, we encourage partners to come in for acupuncture if either of you are having any kind of fertility issues.
Men can also experience reproductive health benefits from acupuncture. For men, this usually involves using acupuncture as a tool to help treat excessive “heat” or supplementing and supporting a depleted system.
Common reproductive issues in men that can be treated with acupuncture:
- Low sperm count
- Problems with sperm motility
- Problems with sperm morphology
- Low testosterone
- Erectile dysfunction
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Prenatal Acupuncture in Toronto & Newmarket
Pregnancy can be easier and more enjoyable. Let acupuncture help.
You’ve probably heard that by the middle-to-end of your third trimester that your baby will be head down ready for birth.
When that doesn’t happen, either your baby isn’t head down, or hasn’t dropped, it is called “malposition” or “malpresentation”. Commonly this is referred to as breech, transverse, posterior, or even sunny-side-up. Whatever you call it, we can help! Acupuncture is one of the tools we use at Oona Newmarket to get your baby to move into a birth ready position!
Not everyone gets through their entire pregnancy feeling fabulous with that ‘glow’. You may be one of many who, at some point, experience some of the less glamorous effects of pregnancy, such as nausea, painful joints, swelling, etc. The good news is acupuncture is here to help get you to the finish line and is safe and effective in pregnancy.
Common pregnancy concerns acupuncture can treat:
- Morning sickness
- Back and pelvic pain
- High blood pressure
- Swelling and edema
- Baby position issues
- Labour prep for a more efficient birth, starting at week 36 (this is essential for all pregnant people!)
- Acupuncture inductions past 40 weeks of pregnancy
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Postnatal Acupuncture in Toronto & Newmarket
Parenting isn't easy!
- Painful periods
- Heavy periods
- Irregular periods
- Absent periods
- Midcycle bleeding
- Uterine Fibroids
- Sleep issues
- Milk supply issues
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Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture
Acupuncture helps with many reproductive conditions. The needles stimulate the nervous system to send messages to the brain that change the hormonal output from the brain to the ovaries and uterus.
For example, there is a point on the hand that has the effect of calming down the sympathetic nervous system and reducing nervous tension. This in turn allows blood flow to return to the digestive and reproductive organs and has the effect of improving digestion and reducing both abdominal and menstrual pain. So we say the point improves digestion and eliminates pain in the abdomen.
We feel you — those first few months or pregnancy can be pretty rough – and for some it never seems to end. But, we’ve got good news! Acupuncture is commonly used to treat morning sickness, and many mamas find that it helps. In addition to nausea, acupuncture can help alleviate some of the other less pleasant pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn, hemorrhoids, sciatica, joint pain and even carpal tunnel syndrome.
Acupuncture isn’t usually an instant fix — but it can help. Acupuncture helps to prepare your cervix for labour and delivery and, in many cases, this helps to naturally speed things along.
Because we’re in the business of better births, at Oona we recommend starting acupuncture at week 36 of your pregnancy for labour preparation. The goal is that when labour does finally start, it’s more efficient. We believe babies should usually “cook” as long as they need to, but we’d like to give you the best chance of having a more efficient labour once your little one is ready to meet you.
Postpartum acupuncture has many benefits for our postpartum patients. However, it’s important to get the green-light from your physician or midwife before receiving your first postnatal acupuncture treatment. Some of our patients can have acupuncture 1-2 weeks after having a baby, while others may be advised to wait longer.
No, acupuncture shouldn’t hurt. In fact, when we are using it to affect the hormonal system, it needs to be gentle in order to be most effective.
The most useful points on the body are below the elbows and below the knees and often we only use a few points in a treatment.
No, acupuncture will work whether you are a true believer, a skeptic or anywhere in between. Acupuncture may be new to you, but it’s an old medicine with a long history of safety and effectiveness.
Direct insurance billing
Oona works with insurance companies to do online billing for treatments, whenever possible. Simply ask if your insurance company is compliant when you book your appointment.