Acupuncture is commonly used for pregnancy and preparation for labour. It is safe and effective during pregnancy in treating issues such as morning sickness, sciatica, anxiety, fatigue, fluid retention, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, and muscular aches and pains.
Acupuncture is also used to assist with turning breech babies, and to prepare the body for labour. For a breech baby, it is recommended that the mother undergoes treatment between 32 and 38 weeks for best results.
If a baby is overdue, acupuncture can be used to gently induce labour.
Acupuncture combined with moxibustion and Chinese herbs often increases the effectiveness of treatment, and is recommended when conditions are more severe.
Acupuncture for pregnancy can help:
. morning sickness
. preparing for labour and inducing labour
. digestive disorders
. emotional and physical fatigue
. abnormal presentations (breech baby)
. overdue pregnancy
. prolonged labour
. lactation deficiency
. high blood pressure
. fluid retention
. muscular aches and pains