Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. Many women experience pregnancy related ailments such as fatigue, depression, morning sickness, heartburn, back ache and sciatica. Acupuncture has been practiced for centuries and is generally considered safe during pregnancy. It can be used to assist with a range of pregnancy related conditions, offering women an alternative to taking medication. It may also assist a woman in labor preparation and can be beneficial during her birth experience. Furthermore, Acupuncture can help ease the transition into motherhood where once again physical and emotional changes are immense and her energy on all levels has been depleted.

The following list details the conditions that acupuncture can help:

Acupuncture during pregnancy:

  • Morning sickness
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Pubic pain, back ache or sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Breech presentation

Acupuncture for labour:

  • Boosts energy
  • Labor preparation
  • Natural inductions
  • Cervical ripening
  • Shorten duration of labor
  • Reduces the rate of cesarean section
  • Pain and stress management
  • Less need for synthetic oxytoxin
  • Reduces the requests for epidurals

Acupuncture for postpartum:

  • Restore mothers energy levels
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • Relieve back and body aches
  • Stimulate milk production
  • Ease mastitis pain
  • Quicken recovery from a cesarean section

Acupuncture for infants

Acupuncture is safe to treat infants since birth.

  • Poor sleep, nightmares
  • Colic, constipation
  • Vomiting, reflux
  • Colds, flus and coughs
  • Moodiness
  • Skin problems
  • Teething
  • Ear infections