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Mon 9 am - 7 pm
Tue 3 pm - 7 pm
Wed 9 am - 7 pm
Thur 3 pm - 7 pm
Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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Acorn Wellness Center
2929 Summit St., Ste 103
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 452-2929

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Pregnancy & Newborn Care

Our expertise is caring for women through this important time of transition. We offer pregnancy massage, prenatal chiropractic care, help with breech babies, postpartum care and baby care.


Pregnancy Massage

We all know that massage feels good, but what what you might not know is that studies show that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, improve labor outcomes and even newborn health. Read more


Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy there are several physiologic and endocrine changes that occur in preparation for the developing baby. One such change is the production of the pregnancy hormone relaxin which makes ligaments soft, allowing the pelvis to be more flexible during birth. The effect of relaxin, along with other postural adaptations such as increased weight and a protruding belly, make pregnancy an especially vulnerable time. Pregnant women are more likely than the general population to have back pain, pubic symphysitis, sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and hip and leg pain. Read more


Preventing Breech Presentation

The Webster Technique, a pregnancy-specific form of chiropractic care, can prevent breech position by increasing room for the baby and the uterus. Using the Webster Technique, the pelvis is aligned and the ligaments relaxed so that mother and baby have the most possible room. This encourages a breech baby to shift to the optimum birth position and enhances the comfort of an already properly positioned baby. Read more


Postpartum Chiropractic Care

After delivery, the hormone relaxin keeps making ligaments soft for 6 months. This increases your vulnerability to lower back and pelvic joint misalignment and pain. In addition, baby holding and breastfeeding put tremendous stress on the neck, upper back, shoulders and arms. Many new moms suffer from headaches, neck and shoulder aches as well as wrist and forearm problems such as caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and deQuervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis (tendinitis of the thumb). Read more


Baby Care

Even the gentlest births are considered traumatic by the baby. We specialize in caring for newborns to release birth trauma, or to treat common complaints such as colic, digestive issues, sleeping problems or difficulty with nursing. We use CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which is a subtle, profound, and painless bodywork technique that releases restrictions of the connective tissue throughout the body. Read more