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A safe pregnancy treatment with virtually no side effects.
As complementary care that offers benefits through all three trimesters, acupuncture is growing in popularity as a drug-free alternative to help women address common complaints and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Research has shown it to be effective for:
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help soothe the nervous system to subdue anxiety and ease tension.
Effective and safe for nausea during pregnancy, acupuncture may lessen the intensity and duration of the symptoms. In instances where queasiness is more persistent, herbs and nutritional counseling may be recommended.
Aches and pains may increase as hormonal and postural changes occur (i.e., lower back and neck pain, sciatica, wrist pain/carpal tunnel syndrome). As your body makes room for baby, acupuncture can provide a safe, effective solution to relieve discomfort.
Traditional Chinese Medicine may help to prevent some of the causes of first trimester miscarriage by regulating hormones and optimizing progesterone. Optimal progesterone levels are essential for building placenta and for maintaining balance in the uterus for a well-sustained and healthy pregnancy.
Chinese Medicine has been used for breech since ancient times. A point on the fifth toe (known for its influence on the fetus) is stimulated with an herb — moxa (Mugwort) — which is burned over this point. Non-invasive, painless and even relaxing, this modality is used in conjunction with other needled points throughout the body. Treatment for breech can start as early as 32 weeks.
A pregnant woman is advised to begin acupuncture for labor preparation no later than three days past her due date. Some benefits of acupuncture for labor preparation:
- influences cervical dilation
- stimulates uterine contractions
- reduces time from due date to delivery
- reduces likelihood of medical induction
- provides relaxation in cases of emotional distress
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