Julia Gerster, Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist shares more about how she supports women through preconception, pregnancy and postpartum in Adelaide below.
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I’m working from 2 Clinic locations:
• LifeForce Health Solutions in Golden Grove
• Dynamic Health in Kensington Park
What do you do?
I’m a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Acupuncturist ~ supporting women throughout all stages in their lives ~ hormone balancing, preconception care, pregnancy ailments & postpartum care
Women need to support women ~ I felt lost when I was pregnant & and had a newborn, ` feeling too much pressure from everybody around me. With no idea who to ask or turn for real help or support. That’s why it’s so close to my heart that we have great support networks in place to make sure we can feel empowered and make the right decisions for ourselves and our babies.
What does a typical appointment look like?
The Initial Session is for one hour – we have a chat about your concerns and why you came in to see me. Then I will explain treatment options which mostly includes Needling or Cupping. Often I’ll give some “homework” – this can be stretches, Akupressur Points for you to massage or general lifestyle tips & tricks…..
What are the 3 most common problems/complaints you encounter with pregnant and new mums?
• Labour preparation/ induction treatments
• Back pain
What are your 3 best tips for pregnant and new mums?
• Listen to your body
• Go at your own pace
• Stop comparing yourself to others ~ you are all doing great
Share 3 things about yourself:
• I love Italian music
• First time I had Acupuncture was 15 years ago ~ from my midwife when I gave birth to my son
• I am also a Physiotherapist ( German qualification)