Gentle effective treatment. Safe for both developing baby and expectant mother.
Pregnancy acupuncture provides natural and gentle care. Most pharmaceutical drugs have a serious potential to harm the baby if administered prenatally. Due to its’ effectiveness and safety to both the baby and the mother, acupuncture is the treatment of choice for a few obstetric conditions.
Acupuncture in pregnancy can serve as an optimizing and preventive measure. According to studies conducted in France, this time-proven therapy can reduce the duration of labour. It helps to soften the cervix and makes labour easier, therefore reduces the chances of complications during labour.
If you’re planning to deliver the baby naturally, we recommend starting acupuncture at least 4-5 weeks before your due date. Our appointment schedule is busy. If you’re willing to consider this option, please contact us in advance to arrange a convenient time for your appointment.
Pain: pharmaceutical pain relief may have harmful effects on developing baby, even small doses of commonly used analgesics, like paracetamol or ibuprofen, may not be desirable in pregnancy. Acupuncture offers a safe and effective alternative.
Pregnancy back pain is one of the most common conditions seen by acupuncturists. Growing foetus pushes on muscles, adds weight, the pelvis tilts forward. This creates stress on muscles, ligaments and joints. Soft tissue swelling and joint laxity are considered normal in pregnancy, but they predispose a pregnant woman to joint pain. Increasing oestrogen, progesterone, relaxin, and cortisol levels also have been shown to be associated with the joint pain and stiffness and arthralgia. Acupuncture helps by stimulating your body’s own pain relieving opioid mechanisms. It may help regulate muscle tonus and reduce inflammation.
World Health Organization:
“In early pregnancy, acupuncture can be used for the prevention and treatment of morning sickness.”
“Acupuncture is useful if induction of labour is desired, such as in prolonged pregnancy; the effect is comparable with that of oxytocin by intravenous drip.”
“Acupuncture stimulates milk secretion after childbirth and can be used to treat deficient lactation…”
Please contact us to make an appointment learn how prenatal acupuncture can benefit you and your baby.
This is not a complete list of conditions, which could benefit from acupuncture while you’re pregnant. If your condition is not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us learn how pregnancy acupuncture can benefit you and your baby, or request an appointment.