September 29th-October 1st: Pregnancy to Childbirth: Building the Acupuncturist’s Toolbox for Better Treatment Outcomes in Perinatal Care



4-payment plan available at checkout

Pending 20.5 NCCAOM PDAs

Tier 1 early bird through May 31st: $995



Pregnancy to Childbirth: Building the Acupuncturist’s Toolbox for Better Treatment Outcomes in Perinatal Care

Pending 20.5 NCCAOM PDAs

Dates: September 29th-October 1st, 2023

Time: Friday & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm

Location: Albany, NY

Venue: Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy, 14 Computer Drive West, Colonie, NY

*You must have an active professional liability policy to take this course

Tier 1 early bird through May 31st: $995

Tier 2 early bird June 1st through July 30th: $1095

4-payment plan option: Pay via an easy payment plan over 4 months. Your first payment will process on the day of purchase, and the remaining installments will process each month over the next 3 months. This is now an automated system.

**Important notice for in-person seminars: Tuition must be paid in full prior to the date of the seminar. Depending on the date of purchase, the 4-payment option may go beyond the date of the seminar.  If a balance exists 7 days prior to the seminar, the remaining tuition will be automatically charged and paid in full.

Seminar cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations 14 days or more before the seminar, a credit will be issued. Credit must be used within 12 months from date of seminar.
  • Cancellations less than 14 days of the seminar: No refunds or credits
  • Cancellation due to COVID: This would occur only if local or State government prevented the event from taking place, for example, a shut down or preventing travel. In these cases, refunds will be issued

Course description:

TCM is a gold mine for perinatal Acupuncturists and TCM Practitioners, offering us many powerful tools to support our pregnant patients for an easier pregnancy and more peaceful delivery. Acupuncture, Guasha, moxa, cupping, tuina, many more techniques can offer exceptionally quick and powerful results. And when you combine Western medical knowledge with your TCM understanding of the body, even more tools arise to give you a fuller and more complete toolbox (for example, rebozo techniques), making you fully prepared to support the whole pregnancy-to-baby experience like the confident birth worker rockstar that you are.

This 3-day seminar is designed to give you all the skills you need to confidently support your pregnant patients, help them live their best pregnant life, and experience an empowering childbirth. We will practice each skill on ourselves so you can experience both the giving and receiving ends of each technique. This seminar will add comprehensive tools to benefit your practice, making your job easier and more fun, all the while helping you experience better results with your perinatal clientele.

*Recommended reading: The following book is highly recommended for reading prior to attending the seminar. PLEASE NOTE: ASE Seminars LLC nor Rebecca Bergeron have an affiliation or monetary interest with this book. It is recommended for educational purposes only and supports the content of this seminar.

Here is the link:

Course objectives:

  • Review common pregnancy protocols in the modern Western world
  • Review common conditions and pathologies often seen in pregnancy 
  • Review pregnancy from a Western 
  • Understand pregnancy in TCM terms – healthy pregnancies and pathologies of; TCM patterns
  • Learn the most common complaints, injuries, and conditions associated with pregnancy and what the TCM patterns are 
  • Learn treatment techniques and patient care that mitigates and treats these conditions 
  • Learn a variety of techniques for assuring a smooth labor including pain reducing and manual therapy techniques
  • Learn marketing and practice management techniques for the perinatal practice 
  • Learn how create and use patients handouts to offer more value and simplify your day in the clinic (bonus: you will receive already-made-ready-to-print handouts for each condition seen in the seminar)

*RECOMMENDED READING: Rebecca highly recommends you read the following book prior to the seminar:

The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions

You can find this book on Amazon. ASE Seminars and Rebecca do not have any affiliate with Amazon.

Course breakdown:


9:00am – 10:00am: 

  • What is a “normal” pregnancy?
  • Current attitudes and approaches to pregnancy 
  • How TCM practitioners can help; where do we fit in? 
  • Choosing your rebozo + history and cultural context of the tool
  • Body scan exercise 
  • Neck massage exercise for stress and pain relief


10:00am – 10:30am

  • Pregnancy in TCM


10:30am – 12:30pm

  • Breech presentations
  • Western treatment of breech babies, tx plan and protocols with expected results
  • Patient’s homework and handouts
  • Live demo and technique practice: shake the apple tree, pelvic tilts, moxa, cupping, inversions
  • Nausea/hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Western treatment of nausea
  • Tx plan, protocols, and expected results
  • Patient’s homework and handout
  • Live demo and technique practice: bloodletting, guasha


12:30pm-1:30pm – LUNCH


1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Hydramnios/polyhydramnios
  • Tx plan and expected results
  • Protocols
  • Patient’s homeworks and handouts
  • Live demo and exercise: moxa, Fu Ke


3:30pm – 5:00pm

  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sciatica
  • Symphysis pubis
  • Stress
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids 
  • Swollen limbs
  • Live demo and exercise: acupuncture, motor points, langhan stretch, bloodletting, tuina, rebozo belly binding, breathing exercise. 



9:00am – 11:00am 

  • Birth physiology
  • Patient questionnaire
  • Birth in TCM and treatment principle



  • Treatment plan and patient expectation
  • Base treatment for childbirth prep and timing
  • C-section prep treatment
  • VBAC prep treatment


12:00pm – 1:00pm: LUNCH


1:00pm to 3:00pm

  • Common points and pattern +needling practice
  • Rebozo –  theory and practice
  • Guasha – theory and practice
  • Moxa – theory and practice



  • Hip rocking – theory and practice
  • Qicong – theory and practice
  • Footsoaks – theory and practice
  • Patients homeworks and handouts
  • Positioning the patient
  • Postpartum treatment



 9 :00am- 10:00am

  • Birth hormones and physiology
  • Stages of childbirth and corresponding treatment principle
  • Most common medical interventions during childbirth
  • Hospital vs Birth Centers vs Home Birth: the different care model and how they can affect our work


10:00am – 12:30 pm:

  • Birth complications and corresponding acupuncture treatments
  • Base protocol for an uneventful birth
  • Needling technique practice
  • Doula work in between treatments
  • Comfort measures – theory + practice


12:30pm – 1:30pm: LUNCH


1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Marketing for building a perinatal acupuncturist specialty
  • Build your perinatal specialty brand
  • How to gain social media followers and convert them to buying customers
  • Setting up your clinic to fit your patients needs
  • Acu+doula business model


3:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Building your contracts
  • How to close a client for acu+doula work (spin selling technique)

About Rebecca Bergeron:

Rebecca received her diploma in acupuncture from Rosemont College in Montreal, Canada. Rebecca practices in Quebec, Canada. In addition to extensive training in obstetrics, perinatal care, and birthing, she has assisted in over 50 births as an acupuncturist and a doula. Today, in her practice Rebecca specializes in treating obstetrics and pregnancy, focusing almost exclusively on these patients. Her passion is all things birth related, and her life mission is to help patients go through the whole journey pregnancy and birth feeling empowered, supported and nurtured. She also teaches childbirth education classes to both future parents and health care professionals, and practice management classes to acupuncturists. Rebecca’s seminars focus on complete care for patients as well as marketing your practice.