Pregnancy Acupuncture

One of the special things acupuncture can do is in preparing the body for conception.

pregnancyThe phase before conceiving is a very important time to encourage fertility by making sure the mother’s health is at its best. Stress is a big cause of difficulty in falling pregnant. If menstruation is irregular, painful or includes significant clots; if digestion is hampered; the nervous system is frayed and fatigue is present, the environment for a baby to grow needs repairing and replenishing, just as the soil of a potential garden does before any seeds are planted.

Ideally you should allow at least six months, possibly twelve, for acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment. This gives time to correct and rebalance the body’s natural functions so they are at their best before trying to conceive. I can also advise you with diet and yoga tips to help you maintain your good health.

Pregnancy is a wonderful empowering time in a woman’s life, but it can be uncomfortable and tiring.

Acupuncture has been shown to safely decrease unpleasant symptoms suffered during pregnancy such as nausea, heartburn, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, fluid retention, constipation. Along with western medical treatment, it can also work on problems such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and bleeding during pregnancy.

Because Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on prevention, and maintenance of good health, it can offer many benefits to women during pregnancy, as well as before and after. Having acupuncture treatments gives an opportunity to relax and get back in tune with the body-mind.

It has also been found to be an effective, safe way to turn breech babies and induce labour. A unique protocol has been established where special points used in the last few weeks of pregnancy can prepare the body so that the average length of time spent in labour is reduced.