What is a birth doula?
A birth doula is an experienced companion who understands the emotional and physical needs of a woman and her family throughout her pregnancy, labour, birth and early postnatal period, and provides continuous support, care and information for a woman throughout her whole experience.
Research has shown that having a doula can cut the chances of medical interventions such as inductions, epidurals, and caesareans by almost half. Women are less likely to request pain relief, tend to have shorter labours and have a more positive outlook of their birthing experience. So what are doulas and what do they do? Read more
Acupuncture that is effective and painless
A common misconception about acupuncture is that it is painful. Some forms of acupuncture can be painful however Simone Stolmack uses Japanese Acupuncture which is known for its effectiveness and gentle approach. Clients often report that they cannot feel the needles at all.
Japanese acupuncture is noted for it absolute comfort in the following areas:
1. Much finer needles with insertion tubes allowing gentle tapping and control
2. Needling very shallow without manipulation Many times needles do not penetrate the skin but simply touch the points read more >
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain - A Study: 'Acupuncture Outperforms Traditional Treatment in Relieving Pain'
A rigorous review has found that acupuncture outperforms both traditional treatment and fake acupuncture in relieving arthritis and migraines, as well as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain. The solid findings led chief author Dr. Andrew J. Vickers to conclude, "We think there's firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain."
These results will likely come as no surprise to many of the three million estimated Americans who use the age-old therapy each year. read more >