28 Apr Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine with Frances Goodwin
This week on Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the pleasure of speaking with licensed acupuncturist, Frances Goodwin. Frances helps demystify how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help with fertility, pregnancy, induction, breech and postpartum. Hope you enjoy!
- What drew Frances to acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
- The philosophy of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how it differs from Western Medicine.
- An understanding of the difference between an intravenous needle and an acupuncture needle.
- How acupuncture and Chinese medicine help with fertility.
- How acupuncture compliments traditional Western medicine for fertility treatments.
- Common aches and pain of pregnancy that acupuncture can help alleviate.
- An explanation of how acupuncture can help to turn a breech baby.
- Criteria in which acupuncture would not be appropriate for a mother to attempt to turn her baby.
- Methods a mother can do at home to help turn her baby
- How acupuncture help labor induction.
- The point in pregnancy that is recommend to start acupuncture.
- Criteria in which acupuncture is not recommended for a mother to try to induce.
- What a woman should expect from a labor induction treatment.
- Pedicures and induction. Myth or reality?
- Acupuncture treatment with a woman in labor.
- An explanation of how acupuncture can help with milk production.
- Using acupressure to help babies who are having latch problems due to misalignment of their neck or jaw stemming from delivery method like vacuum or forceps.
- Acupuncture and children.
About Frances Goodwin LAc :
Frances has had a family practice in acupuncture in New York City since 1991, with a focus on pediatrics. In addition to acupuncture, she is nationally certified in Chinese herbology. She is a licensed massage therapist and has studied The Alexander Technique since early 1980s. Located in Union Square her practice includes acupuncture, herbs, tuina, and movement therapy.
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