Acupuncture for Pregnancy
Rhianna Weaver of Sunrise Lotus Acupuncture shares her personal experience using acupuncture for reproductive health and why she has dedicated her practice to serving women from fertility to postpartum and children.
During my program (Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,) I got married and we decided to get off birth control. And honestly, I didn’t really have a choice- my body just could not handle the birth control any more. I’d been on and off for over 10 years and it was wreaking havoc on my body. Getting off birth control was very difficult for me, probably one of the hardest things my body has gone through, and the only thing that got me through it, was acupuncture and Chinese herbs. There was absolutely nothing that western medicine was going to do for me. I had awful acne, I gained a lot of weight, I was depressed, and sick all the time.
I just couldn’t believe (but wasn’t surprised) that women have to do that alone, no one was talking about it, no one could really help me, and I just thought, this is something I have to do with this medicine. I have to help women!!!! I have to educate them and show them that they don’t even need birth control!! During my time in school I took all the obgyn classes and internships I could take, and I learned everything I could about hormones, pregnancy, and infertility. A few of my girlfriends got pregnant during my education and I was able to see the amazing benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy, child birth, and postpartum. In my opinion, pregnancy had turned into more of a medical condition than an event to be celebrated and nourished. I am passionate about nourishing and celebrating the divine feminine in all of us. I want to provide women the opportunity to have healthy births and healthy babies. It just seems like our medical system has failed us and I want to change that with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Sunrise Lotus Acupuncture is a clinic specializing in Reproductive health, pregnancy, and pediatrics in Littleton Colorado. We value our holistic approach so that every woman has a chance to have a happy, health pregnancy. We educate, empower, and inspire women to make the best choices about their reproductive health.
You can meet Rhianna at the Natural Parent Expo vendor showcase.