How can acupuncture help me through my pregnancy?
Are you suffering from
Is your baby breech?
Acupuncture can be helpful in these situations
See below for more information on how acupuncture can help during pregnancy
Would you like a healthy pregnancy?
For over 3000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has promoted specialised treatment for pregnant women and after birth. Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery are viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a window of opportunity to enhance the woman’s health and well being. Acupuncture is becoming more widely used and recommended by midwives and antenatal clinics as it can be used in a variety of ways to promote foetal and maternal health.
I offer monthly well mother, well baby sessions as well as labour preparation treatments. Acupuncture can be used 3-4 weeks prior to the due date to prepare the body for labour. This series of treatments prepare the pelvis and cervix for when labour begins.
Nausea in pregnancy
One of the most well known uses of acupuncture in pregnancy is for reducing both the severity and incidence of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Research undertaken in 2002 has shown that:“Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry retching in early pregnancy.” Smith C, Crowther C, Beilby J. (2002)
“Pregnancy outcome following women’s participation in a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy”. Complement. Ther Med. 10(2):78-83
The turning of breech babies using the gentle technique of moxibustion (use of gentle heat on acupuncture points), has been demonstrated (following research in Italy) to have a significant effect in this situation and can be undertaken between 34–36 weeks.
Cardini F, Weixin H. (1998). “Moxibustion for correction of breech presentation”. Journal American
Medical Association. 280:1580-1584
What people say
Just wanted to thank you again for everything you did last year I really believe that the acupuncture helped balance my hormones and helped with the stress of the situation of trying for a baby.
I went into labour on Monday evening and successfully managed to have a natural birth Tuesday! I’m so pleased and was so relieved to avoid another section.
Thank you so much for your help and support. My husband and I practiced the acupressure points frequently from Sat evening to Monday. Or it may have been just chatting to you, relaxing and feeling I couldn’t do anymore to help move things along naturally… either way, thank you for your part.
We now have a perfect baby after a really great labour and birth, I couldn’t have hoped for better!
I was feeling ‘out of balance’ after my fall on the stairs.. The muscles had tensed up in my back to protect the injury –
So this was a lovely experience. When a skilled practitioner presses a point in your foot and you feel a small electric shock in your side…. So Bottom line – I’m a convert! It was SO gentle that I was urging her to ‘press harder’
But as enjoyable and relaxing as the session was – it was the buzz that I experienced in the car afterwards that was remarkable. I sat for over 30 minutes – completely motionless and let my body – put itself right. Felt buzzing – almost glowing. Fabulous !
I found the exercises and information really helpful
My migraines have improved significantly from most of the time to about once a month. They are also not so intense. I have been able to go back to work which is great.
My shoulder pain decreased significantly after the treatment. I can also use my arm much more. Thank you.
Thank you for all your acupuncture support in getting him here for us – we’re so in love with him. You are a miracle worker.
Thank you for all your help and support during our IVF treatment and throughout my pregnancy.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help, support and expertise throughout our ICSI journey – you played such an important role in helping us to get pregnant and eventually having our baby. We will never forget how much you helped us.
I had a really lovely pregnancy and am so happy that she is finally here!
Thank you so much for your help, support and encouragement during my sessions.
You played a key part in this wonderful success story and if we think of trying for another, I know where to come!!