Can you get your patient pregnant?
Posted on 13:07, February 20th, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
I’m beginning to get a reputation around town for getting women pregnant. Literally, I have a following of women who tell their friends and family that if they want to get pregnant, they need to come and see Kimberly. Now, you and I both know that I can’t really get them pregnant. But I do play a very important role in helping women conceive.
From a TCM perspective there are a number of patterns that can relate to infertility.
You can see how important it is to have the organ system in balance when dealing with infertility. When I treat women who are preparing for pregnancy, I ask them to give me two or three months of treatment time to regulate their bodies before they begin trying to conceive. I treat them once a week during this time period. It is important to reiterate to your patient that it will take time to prepare them for having a baby.
Balancing the graph is the first step of each treatment because when the graph is balanced 80% of the disharmonies within the body disappear. Once the needles are inserted to balance the graph, I add in points that are specific to her TCM pattern diagnosis.
It takes some continuing education to be really effective in choosing points for the treatment of infertility and pregnancy. If you want to pursue this path, I recommend the following excellent books.
Once your patient becomes pregnant, you can continue to treat her for an array of symptoms that will occur during and after the pregnancy such as:
Low Back Pain
Preparation for Labor
AcuGraph is a great tool to use if you want to gain a reputation for helping women to get pregnant. Just remember that the first step in a successful pregnancy is a balanced graph. Once the graph is balanced, everything else will fall into place.
Have a great week!
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Acupuncture Research Analyst
Miridia Technology Inc.