Acupuncture is one of the oldest procedures used to treat several medical conditions. How Acupuncture helps during pregnancy is the question that has experts in medicine and naturopathy scratching their heads. It goes without saying how beneficial acupuncture during pregnancy can be if the number of benefits cannot be construed in other cases!
But how does Acupuncture help women cope with their pregnancy and related conditions?
Alleviating Morning Sickness/Nausea
Don’t be fooled by morning sickness or nausea. However, it’s a symptom of early pregnancy (between 6-16 weeks), some women experience morning sickness at all times during the day! Additionally, morning nausea can also persist through to the full term.
Why does morning sickness happen according to ancient Chinese medicine? A woman’s body changes and adapts in early pregnancy, dealing with a cocktail of raging hormones. This can disrupt the natural flow of QI or energy that flows inside of our body. The objective of acupuncture is to establish the correct flow of Qi by which symptoms of fatigue and others are resolved.
Signs of a threatened miscarriage are:
- Signs of vaginal bleeding
- Aches in the lower back
- Abdominal cramps
Even a threat of miscarriage could mean a terminal end to your pregnancy and must be dealt with seriously! These warning signs indicate that the uterus lining is breaking down. How can acupuncture help? A well trained and skilled acupuncturist can protect the baby and also stop the bleeding if contacted at the earliest. You can visit an acupuncturist twice within a week and once every week until pregnancy has been safely established.
Dealing with Mood Swings
Acupuncture can help with so much more than just physical pain! People also use this excellent treatment method to improve their mood and reduce tensions that accompany the pregnancy. Additionally, the incredible Chinese practice can also be used to effectively treat depression as the process regulates and balances mood neurotransmitters in the brain.
Treat Back Pain
Back pain seems like a constant grievance when going through pregnancy. Some women suffer from constant back pain throughout their pregnancy which also contributes to mood swings. Strategically placed acupuncture needles in the back (on a twice-weekly basis) help alleviate pain and improve mood considerably. Research on the benefits of acupuncture shows how this ancient Chinese practice can also help with conceiving… something that is difficult for many women in Australia.
Don’t know what to expect during an acupuncture session? Talk with a trained specialist at the Brisbane Livewell Clinic before opting for this procedure.