Dr. Tiffany Egan is bringing back house calls. As a chiropractor and acupuncturist specializing in supporting new moms and babies, she’s brings her mobile practice to her patients.
She joined me on the Well Connected Twin Cities podcast to talk about how chiropractic care can support both moms and babies, why postpartum care is so important, and how holistic house calls can make self care a little easier for new parents.
Dr. Egan first experienced chiropractic care after a car accident in high school left her in a lot of pain. She was fascinated by the way it helped her body come back into balance. As someone who always wanted to go into the medical field, she began exploring more holistic approaches when her college boyfriend was experiencing chronic illness.
After starting chiropractic school, Dr. Egan added acupuncture to her toolkit and talks about how the combination of physical adjustments and energetic work helps her patients’ bodies come back into balance more quickly.
Why is chiropractic care so important for pregnant bodies?
Pregnancy and birth place a lot of stress on the body in a short amount of time. With a growing baby, the birther’s body goes through weight gain and changes in the center of gravity. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce the difficulty and duration of labor and reduce the amount of complications and interventions used during birth.
How can chiropractic care help babies?
Many newborns deal with tummy troubles like gas and reflux, and these issues can make babies cranky, which can affect sleep and be tough on new parents. Chiropractic adjustments for babies are a gentle and effective way to support their little bodies and bring them back into balance. It’s so gentle that often babies will sleep during their treatment.
How can chiropractic care and acupuncture be complimentary treatments?
Chiropractic care adjusts the structure of the body to bring the nervous system back into alignment, eliminating subluxations that can interfere with the brain talking with the rest of the body. It’s a physical practice. Acupuncture balances the energy body by stimulating key points to allow energy to flow more freely. When used together, patients can feel better, faster.
Why house calls?
New parents know that getting a newborn and (often sleep-deprived) new parent out the door can be a huge task. By coming to you, Dr. Egan is able to work within your environment (and don’t even think about cleaning your house for her – she doesn’t care if there are dirty dishes all over and a pile of laundry to the ceiling). New parents can relax on their own bed for acupuncture treatments, cozied up under their own blanket. Dr. Egan brings her chiropractic table with her so adjustments can happen easily in your own space.
Listen to the full episode here, and learn more about Dr. Egan over on her website.