Acupuncture in Pregnancy
Acupuncture offers drug-free relief for many ailments commonly regarded as part of a normal pregnancy, such as morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, fatigue, anaemia, insomnia, anxiety/depression, oedema, sciatica and symphysis pubis pain.
As the pregnancy nears its term, acupuncture can be used as a routine pre-birth treatment to prepare women to have the most efficient childbirth possible. Once a pregnancy has gone past the due date, acupuncture may be used in an attempt to promote labour.
Moxibustion (another aspect of Chinese Medicine which involves the use of a herb called moxa) can be used to attempt to turn breech babies or those presenting in a posterior position.
Acupuncture post-birth and in the weeks that follow can be helpful to aid recovery from childbirth.