Acupuncture & Pregnancies

July 6, 2017

 

 

Whenever I go on social media, the top posts are mainly about pregnancies. Pregnancy is known for bringing  a new meaning to the notion of virtue. It is a period of great exuberance coupled with anticipation. Don't get me wrong it's like amazing and beautiful news. The sensation of carrying a living being within you is superb and glorious. Probably an important job to handle. Not only do you have to take care of the child inside you but also of yourself. 

 

 

Before Pregnancy

 

But is it easy to conceive a child? Or are there women out there who are trying hard to get pregnant? According to several studies and medical research.Each year about 4.5 million couples experience infertility. Doctors usually order Acupuncture.  Acupuncture is known to increase fertility by diminishing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system. 

 

What Exactly Happens?

 

During your acupuncture session, The acupuncturist inserts an ultra-thin needle into specific acupuncture points on the body, this resides on channels or meridians. These are known as pathways and they are located both the exterior and interior of the body. Shockingly, it is known that these points, that when placed into the skin they can regulate the way  the body functions.

 

During Pregnancy

 

 

 

Acupuncture during pregnancy, has been used to treat pelvic and back pain as well as nausea. In 2014 a study reported a very low rate of negative side effects on acupuncture during pregnancy. This was researched in 9 countries, within those countries the United States  part of.  

 

 

 

Some of the conditions that acupuncture can treat are:

 

delayed labor

postpartum depression

lactation problems

carpal tunnel syndrome

anxiety/depression

morning sickness,

nausea

insomnia

labor pain

constipation

heartburn

gestational diabetes

high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia)

certain types of threatened miscarriage

pre-term labor

low energy

anemia

back pain and sciatica

symphysis pubis pain

breech presentation

 

After Pregnancy

 

Acupuncture is used to relieve backache and other kinds of pain once the baby is born. Additionally, its known to be used to restore a mother's energy levels after the stress of birth and it alleviates anxiety and depression.

 

 

 

 

Throughout the centuries, Oriental medicine has developed effective treatments to help couples get pregnant and to promote healthy pregnancies and uncomplicated deliveries. Looking back through Chinese history and the ancestral worship, you see a very strong cultural pledge to have healthy children.

 

As you can see, acupuncture is very valuable. All women would benefit from receiving acupuncture to ensure a healthy pregnancy. It is also a wonderful way to promote a natural and smooth labor and delivery. And lets not forget it can assist in post-partum recovery.

 

 

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