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Chiropractic & Acupuncture

2525 North Ankeny Blvd. | Suite 111
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Phone: (515) 964-5404 | Fax: (515) 964-1606

Staff Email: ca@naturalhealthankeny.com
Doctor Jennifer's Email: drjennifer@naturalhealthankeny.com

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One of Dr. Jennifer’s greatest passions is treating women and children, especially those women who are pregnant. Many people do not realize that choosing chiropractic and acupuncture for expectant mothers and children of all ages is both safe and recommended for a variety of conditions.

 Dr. Jennifer’s extensive studies in the field of prenatal and pediatrics puts her above the rest.  Her heart and enthusiasm truly shines when working with women and children.

Pediatrics
Unfortunately, children and adolescents deal with a variety of stressors in today's world--Physical (birth trauma, falls/accidents, athletic demands), Chemical (pollutants, food additives), Emotional (fear/anxiety, peer pressure). Dr. Jennifer’s knowledge and care of chiropractic and acupuncture help their tender bodies and nervous systems respond to those stressors. By relieving the nervous system of these stressors, it will allow the child to develop to the optimal health. 


A large body of research supports pediatric chiropractic and acupuncture care for children dealing with conditions like Colic, Asthma, Ear Infections, Bed Wetting, ADHD, Headaches, Dysmmenorhea, and many more. [For more research: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association] Starting chiropractic and acupuncture care with infants/children helps nurture the idea of wellness care and personal responsibility for health and well-being in the adolescent mind.

Pregnancy
Dr. Jennifer takes much pride in her pregnant patients. Chiropractic treatments can promote a healthy, stress-free pregnancy by alleviating joint pain, muscle aches and nausea. Dr. Jennifer is trained to accommodate the special needs of pregnant women. Her treatments are modified to each and every pregnancy so that no pressure is applied to the abdomen. 



Misaligned joints may be caused by the massive changes that occur during a pregnancy. Weight gain, changes to the alignment of the pelvis, changes to posture, and increased curvature of the back all contribute to pain and discomfort. 



Dr. Jennifer’s chiropractic and acupuncture treatments can be especially effective in reducing the effects of these physical stresses on the body.  Her chiropractic treatment and needle-less acupuncture can provide relief for other symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea and morning sickness. Stress to the uterus and its supporting ligaments may be reduced by establishing balance to the pelvis. 
Maintaining a healthy spinal alignment will assist the body in functioning more effectively during this significant time of change, in addition, both support a healthier, easier birthing and labor process for mom and baby.

Infertility
Dr. Jenifer’s passion extends beyond pregnancy; she has a special place in her heart for infertility. Dr. Jennifer has done extensive studying in this field and with great results treats many men and women. Her believe with chiropractic adjustments promoting optimal function of the nervous system/ reproductive system; in addition, to her acupuncture treatments will help restore balance in the body both hormonally and energetically. She has put together a special program that encompasses both chiropractic and acupuncture treatments in the office, along with special exercises that can be done at home. She also has a variety of books/brochures and handouts to help and educate the couple.



The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is a great resource that provides education, training, and support research on chiropractic care in pregnancy and throughout childhood. Be sure and visit their website for more information!