Acupuncture for Pregnancy Support
Pregnancy is a period of fabulous change and growth. Our lives are changing and so are our bodies! Acupuncture during pregnancy provides mothers with a safe and natural form of health care that allows the nurturing of the emotional and physical changes that happen during this time.
Some of these changes can bring with them uncomfortable symptoms and many women suffer without realising there are safe and effective alternatives available. Acupuncture can be used safely in pregnancy to relieve these symptoms and help to increase health and wellness.
when can acupuncture help during pregnancy?
The successful treatment of morning sickness by acupuncture, including nausea and vomiting are one of the most medically researched topics of acupuncture during pregnancy. In studies of over 1100 women it has been shown that acupuncture helps decrease the symptoms of nausea and vomiting and increases appetite. We find it best to have acupuncture as soon as you start experiencing morning sickness in pregnancy.
Acupuncture is an effective and safe way of treating insomnia, especially during this phase of pregnancy when it’s better to avoid strong medication. Acupuncture is also an effective treatment for anxiety, depression and irritability which affect around 15-20 percent of pregnant women. We can also treat the symptoms of haemorrhoids, edema (swelling) and heartburn, relieving these common symptoms and allowing you to fully enjoy your pregnancy.
Geared towards preparing for labour and delivery, treatment in the third trimester includes combining acupuncture and moxa to encourage breech babies to turn from week 32 onwards, inducing overdue mothers to help avoid heavy medication or compulsory c-sections, as well as relieving physical symptoms such as backache, sciatica and pelvic pain caused by carrying a heavy weight through the final stages of your pregnancy.
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