Whether you’re an acupuncture veteran or looking for relief from acupuncture for the first time for some of the side effects of pregnancy, targeted acupuncture can help.
Receiving acupuncture treatments while you’re pregnant is completely safe and can really alieve pregnancy symptoms. Parenting Magazine says that women have used acupuncture treatments to help ease nausea, sciatica, acid reflux, constipation and hemorrhoids. A famous acupuncture point on the inner wrist, for example, can help you to ward off morning sickness or bouts of nausea. Acupuncture has also been shown to decrease rates of depression in pregnant women, and help them sleep better. WebMD says that acupuncture even offers benefits in addressing pelvic pains associated with pregnancy.
If you’re interested in receiving acupuncture treatments while you’re pregnant, talk to your doctor or acupuncturist. During the first trimester, many women will suffer from nausea or digestive issues, in addition to feeling tired and lethargic. Acupuncture can help to relieve these symptoms, allowing you to have a more comfortable day-to-day life during these early months. The second trimester is often symptom-free, and most women feel comfortable throughout this time. However, moving into the third trimester, new symptoms can arise as the baby grows larger and the body adjusts in preparation for birth. During this time, hip pains, swelling, constipation, acid reflux, sciatica, insomnia and other complaints are more common. Acupuncture can help relieve some of these symptoms, allowing you to be more comfortable in these final weeks.
Acupuncture can be used to help prepare for delivery and even induce labor at term, as well. There are some spots that an acupuncturist will avoid during pregnancy for these reasons, however, when it comes time to induce, these previously avoided points now come into play and can begin the birth process. Acupuncture with moxibustion can also be used to help turn a breech baby, as well, allowing for a natural and healthy birth.
Pregnancy is hard on your body and can be both emotionally and physically exhausting. Rather than suffer through it, why not make an appointment with certified acupuncturist Cindy Albon at WellStream Acupuncture to find out how acupuncture can help relieve some of your pregnancy symptoms?
Call WellStream Acupuncture at 323-463-9355 to learn more about acupuncture treatments during pregnancy and take the first step toward having a relaxing pregnancy today.