Can Acupuncture Help with Labor Induction?

You might have heard myths and rumors about what to do if you’re trying to induce labor. Going on a gnarly hike might be one you’ve heard. Some doctors even suggest that having intercourse can induce labor. However, acupuncture remains a treatment that even medical professionals are starting to consider as a viable assistant to a smooth-going childbirth process.

The Facts Are Not Quite In

Medical professionals generally agree that there simply is not enough evidence to support the viability of acupuncture when it comes to inducing labor, however, studies have suggested a causal link. One University of North Carolina study found that women who received acupuncture were more likely to go through labor without medical or surgical intervention. 70% of women who received acupuncture went into labor on their own while only 50% of those who received standard care went into labor on their own.

Acupuncture Stimulates the Body

If you receive acupuncture while pregnant, there’s a good chance certain areas of the body will be avoided due to their stimulating effects. During labor induction, these sensitive areas are now incorporated, which can inspire the body to go into labor sooner.

Acupuncture is Win-Win

Even if your acupuncture session doesn’t quite send you into labor that night or the following day, you’ll achieve a more restful night of sleep as a result and be more comfortable and relaxed during this key stage of motherhood.

Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope if you’d like to know more about how chiropractic treatments and acupuncture can help you during pregnancy.

Chiropractic, the Perfect Antidote for too Much Screen Time

Whether you get your screen time in with your smartphone, tablet, TV, laptop, or personal computer (or, more likely, some combination of all of these things), chances are you’re putting strain on your body just as much as your eyes.

We generally hold our phones low in our hands and crane our neck downwards to read texts and articles, which puts a tremendous amount of strain on your neck and your back.

Sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time, even if you’re sitting with perfect posture will also put strain on your neck and your spine, making it compress, much like a spring experiencing pressure.

Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to relieve excessive hours:

  • Looking at our cellphones
  • Staring at the computer
  • Sitting in awkward positions 
  • Hauling around backpacks
  • And more!

Chiropractic adjustments also help relieve pain and tension due to lack of upper body exercise and core engagement. 

If you’d like to learn more about how exactly chiropractic adjustments can help set your back, neck, and spine up for success, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope. Chiropractic re-alignment might just be the drug-free, all-natural solution to a variety of your problems and ailments.

Q3 Wellness Check-In

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope we would like to remind our patients and readership that, as we start to head into the tail end of September, it’s actually a great time to assess how this year’s wellness goals are going. How are you stacking up to the original goals you set out for yourself?

How Do You Feel?

If you’ve been staying up on exercise, nutrition, as well as engaging in effective recovery methods like yoga and chiropractic treatment, you should be feeling increasingly better. As you fine-tune your routine, zero in on the foods and beverages that you’ve noticed get great results for you nutritionally. In yoga we know the moves that feel great, so let’s explore those more than the ones we can tell put undue pressure on areas of the body. The same should be true with your fitness routine.

Where Can You Improve?

When it comes to the mind, body, spirit, work, and familial aspects of our lives, there might be some areas where we are noticeably slacking. Let’s focus on improving in these areas while making sure that it doesn’t come at a detriment to the other aspects.

Schedule An Appointment with Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope!

Seeing your chiropractor as Q3 of 2019 comes to a close is a great way to assess how your body is doing since you’ve been on your active wellness routine. Schedule your appointment today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Maybe you’ve never heard the expression “You’re only as healthy as your spine” but just because you’ve never heard the expression doesn’t make it any less true. As a matter of fact, your spine is incredibly important when it comes to motion and movement, not to mention communication between your brain and the rest of your body.

If your spine is out of whack, that means that all sorts of problems can start to occur, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, leg pain, insomnia, dim bulb, GI problems, compromised immune system, and more.

Below are a few ways to keep your spine healthy.

Engage Your Core

When you’re exercising, it’s important that you engage your core muscle group. Sure, it might not be as fun or as sexy as working more popular muscles like the arms and chest, but you’ll start to feel amazing after a few workouts. Eventually, your body will start to feel bad when you don’t engage your core during workouts.


Water is to humans what engine oil is to automobiles. Making sure that you drink the requisite amount of water each day will have your body, brain, and spine working at optimum capacity.

Visit Your Local Chiropractor

Visiting your local chiropractor will help ensure that your spine is in line at all times. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to provide an immense amount of benefits including drug-free pain relief, increased range of motion, improved immune system and bodily functionality, increased cognitive function, and more. Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation.