Effective and safe treatment for you – Pregnancy acupuncture
This ancient system can address many symptoms without causing harm to your baby. From morning sickness to fatigue and headaches it can dispel many of the discomforts of the first trimester. Severe nausea and vomiting is serious and can lead to hospitalization. Acupuncture for morning sickness helps restore balance and strengthen your digestive system. Since you have to avoid medications at this time acupuncture is a good way to handle headaches and other types of pain.
During the second trimester heartburn and constipation can appear. It’s very important to eat a well balanced diet with good quality fats, sufficient fiber and to drink plenty of water. Eating smaller meals can help. Avoid more acidic and spicy foods – citrus, tomatoes, teas, hot peppers as well as foods that relax the opening to the stomach – mint, chocolate. Back pain and symphysis pubis pain (pain around the public bone) often respond well to pregnancy acupuncture treatment at this stage.
In the third trimester as your joints become more lax it’s common to have more aches and pains – from low back pain and sciatica to wrist pain from carpal tunnel syndrome. Pregnancy acupuncture is a safe treatment for all types of pain during pregnancy. It can also help with insomnia. Many first time mothers-to-be have some anxious feelings around the birthing experience. Acupuncture is very calming and can help you feel more grounded and ready for this life-changing event.
Pregnancy acupuncture - Treatment for your baby
Babies lying in a breech position can be coaxed into the proper head-down position with pregnancy acupuncture treatments. The success rate is about 50%, so it’s well worth a try. Points are needled on your feet that encourage your baby to change position. These treatments should be started around week 33 for the best results.
Pregnancy acupuncture helps bring nutrients to your baby and remove toxins through the bloodstream, helpful for babies who are not developing on schedule.