5.0 out of 5
I started having acupuncture treatment with Ali when I was about 34wks pregnant. My first labour had been very long and traumatic, for this labour I really wanted less medical intervention and to feel more in control.
I visited Ali every two weeks and left each session feeling relaxed and like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Ali tailored each session to my stage of pregnancy and addressed specific emotional and physical issues that I was experiencing. During my visits Ali was able to eliminate my acid stomach, insomnia, nasal congestion and wrist pain. Ali also used moxibustion to shift my awkward baby into an optimal position.
Coincidently I visited Ali on the afternoon that I started getting labour twinges, I had a wonderfully relaxing session, when I left I felt mentally ready for the labour. I went in to hospital at 11pm 2cm dilated and our daughter was born at 6am, I was astonished at how completely different the birthing experience was, I felt calm and in control (well as much as you can be in labour) and managed the pain with gas and air.
I visited Ali a couple of weeks postnatally as I was concerned about my poor milk supply and heavy bleeding, during this session Ali used both acupuncture points and moxibustion. My bleeding stopped overnight and my milk supply improved dramatically.
I have found Ali to be wonderfully calming and reassuring. Acupuncture really works and I will be continuing with my sessions for all my other little niggles.