Receiving support through Acupuncture is a safe and gentle way to optimise your health during your pregnancy.
From preventing some types of miscarriages to relieving pain, nausea, constipation and preparing you for labour and delivery.
There are a number of conditions that can be treated during pregnancy.
Some of the most common things treated during pregnancy are:
• Morning Sickness:
This is very commonly treated with great success rates. By regulating and calming the hormonal fluctuations at this stage the body relaxes and slowly accepts these internal changes as normal. This in turn eases the whole experience for the expecting mother.
• Breech Presentation:
At around 34-37 weeks gestation, a foetus becomes positioned for birth with its head down. When this position isn’t achieved it is referred as a breech presentation. By using moxibustion (the warming of a specific acupuncture point with a herb) babies turn back into position 69-85% of the time.
The use of Acupuncture is used to prevent miscarriage by increasing blood circulation to the uterus, it promotes a healthy uterine lining which is required to hold the developing embryo in place and allow essential nutrients be passed from mother to the developing foetus. In addition Acupuncture assists the body manage stress and anxiety better reducing any negative effects on the internal environment of the uterus.
• Labour Preparation:
Several Acupuncture points have been shown to stimulate uterine contractions. While these points are avoided throughout most of the pregnancy they work fantastically for signalling to the body to initiate labor. This is a very safe treatment and for the best success rates should commence at week 37. Labor induction with acupuncture was shown to reduce medical inductions by 35-43%, the use of epidurals by 31% and emergency Cesareans by 32%.
Conditions treated during this time are:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Acupressure during labor(Advice given)
- Breech positioning
- Heart burn
- Itching in pregnancy
- Induction-Labor preparation
- Miscarriage avoidance
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Thrush & abnormal discharge
- Urinary tract infections