Helps with the most common ailments of Pregnancy
Acupuncture treatments work by removing blockages and imbalances in a persons energy flow and life force, also known as Qi. Acupuncture is safe and has been used for thousands of years for a wide variety of conditions. For pregnancy, it helps improve blood flow to the uterus and boost your energy levels. Acupuncture is great for relieving stress and some of the more common ailments of pregnancy:
- Morning Sickness
- Pelvic Pain
- High and Low Blood Pressure
- Tender Breasts
- Varicose Veins
In addition to these symptoms, acupuncture for pregnancy can be used to turn breached babies through the use of moxabustion. Moxabustion is a technique where the therapist burns the herb mugwort near certain acupuncture points. The heat and constituents of the herb help to coax the baby back to it’s original position.
If a baby is overdue, acupuncture can induce labour.
During labour, acupuncture can be used for pain relief and to stimulate contractions if the labour has slowed down.
After the birth, acupuncture accelerates healing of the mother, combats post pardum symptoms, and increases energy levels.
Acupuncturists recommend that most mothers-to-be should consider having treatments every 4- 6 weeks as part of a maintenance program for promoting well-being.