How Acupuncture Helps Pregnancy?
Acupuncture and its related therapies are based on correcting imbalances and blockages of what Eastern medicine refers to as Qi, the flow of vital energy along internal pathways in our bodies.
Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary physical and emotional change. It’s also a time when it’s more important than ever to support and care for your well-being. Acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine (TEM) can help you meet the unique challenges of pregnancy, ensuring optimal health for you and your baby in a safe and natural way, without the use of harmful medications.
Acupuncture and TEM are based on the concept that Qi flows through the body in channels called meridians. We work to balance the Qi in the body’s meridian and organ systems by manipulating corresponding points on the body.
For a healthy pregnancy, regular weekly or monthly treatments are recommended. However, We will tailor your treatment entirely to your needs and suggest treatments based on your unique symptoms and concerns. It’s also important to discuss any treatments or herbal supplements with all of your prenatal health care providers.
Regular balancing treatments throughout your pregnancy can enhance your health as well as your baby’s health, potentially preventing complications and positively influencing the development of your baby. Many mothers-to-be find themselves facing anxiety, fatigue, back pain, heartburn, nausea and other symptoms as a result of the many new demands being placed on their bodies. Acupuncture has been found to effectively relieve many of these symptoms.
When you are suffering from morning sickness, you will respond particularly well to acupuncture, and We can even show you specific points that you can massage at home to help with nausea and restore your appetite. Recent studies have also shown promising results in using acupuncture for depression during and after pregnancy.
Acupuncture can also help with more serious issues during pregnancy. Specific acupuncture points and techniques are very useful for turning breech babies. The treatment causes no adverse side effects.
If your due date has passed, Acupuncture and acupressure can even be used to help control pain, calm the mind and reduce stress during delivery.
Acupuncture can help you heal and regain your strength and vitality, re-balance your energy, boost your body’s defenses and help address concerns such as pain, fatigue and postpartum depression for after childbirth.
Acupuncture provide a safe, gentle way to nurture and care for your health, and that of your baby, throughout your pregnancy and beyond. It you are pregnant or considering having a baby, contact us today!