Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life. Many women report feeling healthier than they have ever felt before; however, the physical growth of the baby and changes in hormone levels can bring about pain, discomfort and a variety of health problems.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can provide a safe, effective alternative for many of the health complications that may arise before, during and after pregnancy. A growing number of women are choosing acupuncture to use throughout their pregnancy and as an optional treatment for an overdue or difficult labor.
Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Healthy parents produce healthy babies. With acupuncture and Oriental medicine, parents can improve their health to create the most optimal environment for their unborn child. In addition to their ability to strengthen, support, and balance overall health and
well-being, acupuncture and Oriental medicine are an effective treatment for regulating menstruation and hormone levels, reducing stress and addressing any pre-existing medical conditions or concerns that a woman may have.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can play a vital role in the comfort of a pregnant woman. There is strong evidence supporting acupuncture as highly effective treating some of the most common problems experienced during pregnancy including morning sickness, heartburn, insomnia, water retention and sciatica.
Acupuncture is safe to use while you are pregnant; however, there are some points that can cause contractions and NOT needled during pregnancy.
What can an Acupuncturist treat during pregnancy?
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Edema and Swelling
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Anxiety and Depression
- Pelvic Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Leg Cramps
- Fatigue and Exhaustion