Fertility Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine practices have been used for thousands of years to treat fertility.


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Acupuncture with IVF

0-12 WEEKS

Weekly Acupuncture as Needed

Nausea and Morning Sickness, Prevention of Miscarriage, Fatigue, Feeling bloated, Frequent urination, Mood swings, Heartburn


Prevention of Miscarriage

Most early pregnancy loss happens in the first trimester.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help reduce the risk of miscarriage.


Morning Sickness

Morning sickness affects more than half of all pregnant women.

Symptoms frequently come in the early hours of the morning and decrease as the day progresses but, despite the name, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day.

Acupuncture can assist with treating the nausea and symptoms associated with morning sickness.



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Second Trimester

13-28 WEEKS

Weekly Acupuncture as Needed

Headaches and Migraines, Back pain and Sciatica, Digestive Problems, Heartburn and Constipation, Dizziness, Shortness of Breath


Back Pain and Sciatica

The expanding uterus and the extra body weight of a pregnancy can shift the body's center of gravity, stretch out and weaken abdominal muscles, and put strain on the back.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine frequently treats pain, back pain and sciatica for women who are pregnant.



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Third Trimester

29 - 40 WEEKS

Weekly Acupuncture and/or specific third-trimester protocols.

Acupuncture treatments commonly include pre-birth preparation and turning breech presentations.


Pre-Birth Preparation

3-6 Sessions between 35-40 Weeks

Pre-birth acupuncture refers to a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare women for childbirth.

Moss Acupuncture recommends 3-6 acupuncture sessions between weeks 35-40 to get you ready and in optimal health for the birth of your child.

Decreased Labor Time

Consistent pre-birth acupuncture can lead to timely labors, decreased labor time, fewer birth complications, and better health for mother and baby.


Turn a Breech Baby

2-4 Treatments + Moxibustion

You may wish to consider acupuncture and moxibustion treatments if you discover your baby is in breech position and has not yet turned head-down by 33 weeks.

'Moxa' is a Chinese Herbal remedy made from dried mugwort and 'moxibustion' is the practice of burning of the moxa herb to warm regions and meridian points of the body to promote healing.

Safe and Effective

Moxibustion is safe and can be very effective. In a 1998 study published in the Journal of American Medication Association, the moxibustion group had a 75.4% turn rate in comparison to 47.7% in the control group.


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Post-Term and Pre-Labor


2-4 Treatments

We purposefully refrain from using the term "Labor Induction.'

'Labor Induction' is a term used in Western Medicine to describe the artificial stimulation of childbirth, usually when a woman is in a 'post-term' pregnancy – i.e. if the pregnancy has gone past the 41st week.

The Natural Way

Chinese Medicine gets women ready for birth 'the Natural Way.'

Moss Acupuncture has a protocol of 2-4 sessions for mothers-to-be who are in a post-term pregnancy.

Acupuncture is a natural option for the pregnant woman to prepare the baby and body for labor and encourage the body's own natural labor process.

Prepare the Body for Birth

Acupuncture can help prepare the cervix, balance hormones, relax the body and mind, and encourage the natural flow of energy necessary for labor.


Postpartum Care


A postpartum period is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child.

Generally, it is the time after birth in which the mother's body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth. Symptoms include sadness, fatigue, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced desire for sex, crying episodes, anxiety and irritability.

Acupuncture for Postpartum:

Insufficient Lactation
Abdominal Cramping & Pain
Stop Bleeding
Hormone Balancing
Irregular Sweating
Low Energy
Poor Digestion
Hair Loss


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Pregnancy Conditions Treated

Acid Reflux
Anxiety and Stress
Asthma, Shortness of Breath
Breech Presentation
Cramping and Bleeding
Delayed Labor
Digestion Irregularities Edema
Hematomas, Blood clots
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Migraines and Headaches
Morning Sickness
Nausea & Vomiting
Pain, Back pain
Placenta Previa
Pre-Birth Preparation
Prevention of Miscarriage
Post-term pregnancy
Varicose Veins
And More...


Jennifer Moss

M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., C.H. (NCCAOM)®, FABORM

California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbologist

Jennifer is the owner of Moss Acupuncture and has over 13 years of experience in treating pregnant patients with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Jen regulalry treats patients throughout their pregnancies and including post-term pregnancies and postpartum.


Mia Weinberg

M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., C.H. (NCCAOM)®

California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbologist

Mia has advanced training in women's health and treats patients with a wide range of female and gynecological issues.

Mia is a Mother, herself, and treats women at all stages of pregnancy and beyond.



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