Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Lisa is a pioneer in the use of acupuncture to treat pregnancy-related conditions. In 1998 she began specializing in this area. The results of her work have helped to raise awareness and promote acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine as safe and effective therapies for many pregnancy-related conditions.
Multiple pregnancy issues: Excellent, effective, intuitive help when you need it. I have been to see Lisa for 3 separate situations. In all three cases, she was caring, professional, and her treatments worked.
I first went to see Lisa several years ago when I was in my third trimester of pregnancy and a full-time graduate student. I started to have headaches and was extremely exhausted all of the time. I wanted to avoid taking medication. After just two treatments my symptoms improved. After four treatments, they were completely gone and I was able to finish my semester.
At the end of my pregnancy I was past my due date and was told by my doctor that I needed to induce labor. I went to see Lisa for just one treatment to help bring labor on. That same night I went into labor and was able to deliver safely without any medical interventions.
The past year I suffered from extreme allergies, which lead to a sinus/ear infection. I went to see Lisa for 5 treatments which relieved my ear pain and all of my allergy symptoms.
I wholeheartedly recommend Middle Path Acupuncture. Unlike other acupuncture centers, she does not prescribe on-going treatments, rather she finds a way to help you in just a few treatments. Lisa is a master of her craft and a rare find.
Breech birth & placenta previa: I went to see Lisa at 34 weeks in my pregnancy with a breech baby and complete placenta previa. Within 2 weeks/4 sessions, we were able to turn the baby and move the placenta so that I can now carry to full term and not have the high risk c-section that we were expecting.
I immediately knew I was in the right place and felt significantly better in my body after the first session. I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough.
Carpal tunnel & sinusitis: I went to see Lisa at Middle Path Acupuncture at 40+ weeks pregnant with pain in both hands from pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome. After 2 sessions I was completely pain free.
I also asked Lisa for help with stuffy sinuses. I’ve already booked another session, but after 2 sessions I feel 80% better. I highly recommend Lisa and her services.
Multiple issues: I started seeing Lisa early in third trimester of pregnancy. I had been battling severe sciatica, hip, and lower back pain. I had previously sought relief through massage and physical therapy, but to no avail. I found myself unable to go for walks or sleep and sit comfortably. After one treatment from Lisa, I noticed an immediate difference in the way I felt. The next day I saddled up my dogs and went for an epic walk around Cambridge with no pain!
I’ve returned to Lisa three more times since then. Her work has resolved a variety of other symptoms that I previously thought were untreatable: digestive issues, shortness of breath, and stress/anxiety. I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough.
Headache & neck pain: I began seeing Lisa early on in my pregnancy for chronic neck pain and severe headaches which I had suffered from several years even prior to pregnancy.
The acupuncture enabled my body to heal in a way that I had never experienced before and I rarely had a headache.
Her work is some of the most effective I have ever experienced.
Back pain, Illness: I initially sought treatment from Lisa Bernazani for pregnancy-related back pain. I was pleased to receive immediate and continuing relief from this pain, which was a surprise to me given that I had experienced chronic and acute sciatic nerve pain for over 13 years.
During my third trimester of pregnancy, I became very ill with a virus and Lisa’s treatments and nutritional guidance allowed me to gain the strength and balance I needed to fight the virus and regain the weight I had lost. Her expertise provided me with the hope I needed during one of the most challenging times in my life.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the care I have received at Middle Path Acupuncture.