Many ailments occur during pregnancy, some are debilitating. Acupuncture can help relieve or even remove some of these conditions. Supportive treatments during the early stages of pregnancy can assist in the body maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture in pregnancy assists in preparing the woman’s body for the stress of pregnancy. During the early stages of pregnancy it can help the symptoms of morning sickness, fatigue and exhaustion. Pregnancy can be a time stress and worry, acupuncture maintains a normal body function and helps relieve stress and sleep problems.
Ongoing treatment can aid in the process of a drug free and natural birth, by helping the release of elastin a hormone that helps stretch muscles and tendons and a ripening of the cervix allowing for a smooth birth.
Dietary advice is necessary in living a healthy and well-maintained natural pregnancy. Post birth acupuncture can help the exhaustion of a new born, mastitis and other ailments that may arise.
Conditions commonly treated during pregnancy:
- Morning Sickness – nausea and vomiting
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Stress – anxiety and depression
- Fatigue and Exhaustion
- Back Pain (read more here…)
- Sleep Disturbance
- Oedema (swelling)
- Preparing for Birth
- Breech and Posterior Position
- Induction of labour
- Acupressure in birth
- Postnatal Treatment