Acupuncture is an excellent and safe form of treatment for the many symptoms a woman experiences through her pregnancy.
Acupuncture helps from conception to right though the birthing process. From the morning sickness and fatigue experiences in the first trimester to the back pain, stress/anxiety and headaches often experienced in the second trimester, acupuncture offers a drug free and safe solution to the changes your body experiences during pregnancy.
Getting towards the end of your pregnancy, If you find your baby is breech (head up as opposed to down), a study in theJournal of the American Medical Association found that acupuncture and moxibustion were very successful at encouraging babies to move until they were no longer breech.
When everything is a go and your ready to have your baby, Acupuncture on points on your legs and lower back can help your cervix soften and efface in preparation for labor and delivery. Then, once you reach your due date, acupuncture can be used to induce labor.
The number of Acupuncture treatments needed very depending on the individual and their needs. Making you more comfortable and healthy during your pregnancy is my top priority both during your treatment and after your treatment. I offer a special "pregnancy pillows" to help ensure you feel comfortable throughout your treatment and the balancing and harmonizing effects of the acupuncture will ensure yours and your baby's comfort after you leave.
Acupuncture during pregnancy can treat: