Acupuncture Specialist

PUSH San Diego -  - Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

PUSH San Diego

Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine & Chinese Medicine location in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that can have profound effects on your well-being. PUSH San Diego offers acupuncture for a variety of conditions but specializes in using it to help with all stages of childbirth, from fertility to pregnancy, to labor and birth, to postpartum. Their conveniently located clinic in the heart of Hillcrest in San Diego, California proudly welcomes LGBTQ families and employs a diversified team of medical professionals that focus on reproduction for both men and women. To learn more about how this one-of-a-kind center can support your comfort, safety, and overall health, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a system of healing derived from Chinese medicine. The core philosophy of acupuncture is that your body contains a life-force energy (qi), that needs to be kept in balance and harmony in order for you to be healthy. By balancing your qi, you restore your body’s natural regenerative abilities and strengthen its ability to heal on its own.

Your acupuncturist balances your qi by inserting ultrathin needles or filaments into very specific points of your body, called acupoints. These acupoints help direct your qi through particular energy pathways, known as meridians. 

Western medicine recognizes acupoints as the convergence site of many important blood vessels, nerve bundles, and lymph tissue, and the Acupuncture Evidence Project has demonstrated acupuncture’s ability to treat 177 different conditions, including allergies, gynecological disorders, and heart problems. 

How can acupuncture help me on my childbirth journey?

Deb can use acupuncture to enhance your experience at every stage of your childbirth journey, including:


PUSH San Diego uses acupuncture to treat all different types of infertility issues and to support both natural fertility and IUI/IVF measures. By restoring the body’s natural harmony, acupuncture can help balance a woman’s reproductive cycle and a man’s hormones. Acupuncture fertility treatments typically take about three months, with visits anywhere from once or twice a week to once or twice a month.


Receiving acupuncture during pregnancy can promote the healthy development of your baby by increasing blood flow to your uterus, helping protect you from:

  • Potential miscarriage
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Low iron levels
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling
  • Breech baby

Pregnancy acupuncture treatments generally begin between weeks 36 and 38.

Labor and birth

Acupuncture can greatly assist in preparing you for the labor process by releasing particular hormones, like prostaglandin, relaxin, and oxytocin. PUSH San Diego also offers acupuncture services during your labor and birth. You can schedule a licensed and insured PUSH Professional Birth Angel to be with you during your big day. While Birth Angels typically just use acupressure during labor and birth, there are instances where acupuncture can help, too.


Acupuncture can help you heal, recover, and regain your strength after you’ve delivered your beautiful baby. PUSH San Diego can also use acupuncture to support your lactation and postpartum emotional state.

What should I expect from my acupuncture appointment?

Your acupuncture treatment begins with a consultation at PUSH San Diego’s state-of-the-art wellness center in the heart of Hillcrest. From your safe, healing, treatment room, you and the team of dedicated professionals discuss your condition and decide upon a particular course of treatment.

PUSH San Diego practices Japanese acupuncture, which utilizes a minimally invasive insertion technique to make your experience more comfortable, relaxing, and pain-free. Your treatment will be incredibly soothing – most patients actually fall asleep during their session and feel deeply relaxed afterwards. 

Find true health today by scheduling an appointment with the team at PUSH San Diego. You can book your visit by phone or online.

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