Perinatal NutritionPerinatal nutrition has also been associated with preventing future health conditions. A study out of The Center for Food Technology, Anna University, India states that a lack of proper perinatal nutrition could possibly lead to future challenges such as hypertension, mature onset diabetes, cardiovascular disease and adult obesity. Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) gently and safely works with your perinatal period to encourage proper nutritional assimilation as well as healthy energy guidance through acupuncture and naturopathic medicine.

Acupuncture: Preparing Your Baby

Working with Dr. Lisanti, IMS licensed acupuncturist, perinatal nutrition and the perinatal period can be supported through specific acupuncture point work. By moving along energy that could be sluggish or stuck due to the many challenges of pregnancy, a steady acupuncture protocol may enhance fetal as well as maternal nutrition, prepare for lactation, ready the girdle and birth canal for delivery and may possibly support the infant’s beginning path of health. In a study by the University of Vienna on using acupuncture at term, it was found that, “Acupuncture at points LI4 and SP 6 supports cervical ripening at term and can shorten the time interval between the EDC (estimated date of confinement) and the actual time of delivery.”

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Perinatal Nutrition Choices

IMS offers a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and/or various enzymes that could encourage your perinatal nutrition period. Depending on how Dr. Lisanti assesses your condition according to your health history, suggested nutraceutical supplemental additions may include: folic acid, vitamin A, zinc, calcium, nicotinic acid, thiamine, pyridoxal phosphate, folate and B12. In addition, a healthy perinatal post-birth period for the infant relies heavily on how maternal lactation is handled. IMS can assist this crucial time by determining the best protein, fat and mineral (such as selenium) intake that may be the most advantageous for your particular needs.

Homeopathy: Easing Perinatal Challenges

Homeopathy is a centuries old practice that uses highly diluted remedies derived from various natural sources. For perinatal nutrition, homeopathy may be able to open blocked vibrations throughout the mother as well as the fetus that could otherwise be enhancing proper nutritional absorption. Dr. Lisanti may use homeopathy for your perinatal nutrition enhancement depending on specific signs that may indicate particular needs. He may look for such presentations as your eight pulses, iris mapping, skin tone and even the condition of your tongue.

Clinical Nutrition: Find Your Way through Proper Food Choices

Clinical nutrition goes hand in hand with nutraceutical supplementation inasmuch that obtaining essential nutrients through your food choices can be even more potent than certain supplements. Let Dr. Lisanti verse you on the do’s and don’ts of perinatal nutrition through a clinical eye that just may help you avoid uncomfortable, physical as well as mental challenges due to your food intake during your perinatal period.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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