The symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, fatigue and insomnia can really impact your life, but acupuncture is a safe and effective means of managing them.
Acupuncture is an effective method of managing conditions your little one might experience including colic, asthma, anxiety and digestive disorders.
Using acupuncture, I work with women to achieve better health and vitality and treat conditions including menstrual irregularity, chronic pain, menopause and more.
" Stephanie used acupuncture to treat my very painful hip bursitis. The first treatment brought immediate and dramatic improvement, and with a few follow-up sessions, the bursitis healed completely. Thank-you!"
Hello and welcome. I'm Stephanie, a registered acupuncturist in Vancouver and member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association. My passion is supporting women through the most transformative time in life.
Throughout my own pregnancies I realized what a powerful tool acupuncture can be for women during this amazing journey. Not only is it a great way to manage the physical discomforts of pregnancy and prepare your body for giving birth, it also helps bring the mind, body, and emotions back into alignment so that true healing can occur.
My goal is to provide holistic care (an approach that addresses both the emotional and physical aspects of your health) that is tailored to your unique needs. I really believe that when you take care of yourself and feel your best, you’ll have more energy, more enthusiasm, and more love to give to those around you.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practiced for thousands of years. It involves inserting tiny, fine needles into very specific points in order to adjust the flow of Qi (energy) in the body. According to Chinese theory, when blood or Qi do not flow smoothly, pain and illness result. Stimulating specific acupuncture points can unblock obstructions and restore the circulation of blood and Qi.
Since it works by stimulating the body’s innate, self-healing processes, acupuncture is a safe and natural treatment. Acupuncture is nearly always painless and most people find it very relaxing.
This is one of the toughest but most important times for you to take care of yourself.
Your own needs immediately take a back seat to those of your baby. You may feel anxious about your baby or your ability to care for her. But making sure you’re as healthy as possible is a great way to ensure that you have the most to give to your family. And, of course, you’re welcome to bring your baby along to your appointment.
Acupuncture can treat many postpartum conditions including:
Breastfeeding support and milk supply
C-section healing/recovery/scar reduction
Postnatal emotional health: PPD (postpartum depression)/PPA (postpartum anxiety)
Musculoskeletal and pain disorders
Incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders
Acupuncture is covered by most extended health care plans and MSP if you qualify for premium assistance. Direct insurance billing is available for participating insurers. To find out if I can bill your insurer directly, please ask.
I'm very excited to have joined the Team at Klinik located in Vancouver at Main & 17th.
Location: 101 - 225 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5V 1A5
Availability: Tuesday & Thursdays