Acupuncture has been being used for over 3000 years for women during pregnancy. It is a safe and effective treatment for many of the symptoms that arise during pregnancy. A trained acupuncturist versed in the protocol for pregnancy is imperative. Acupuncture allow’s for women’s optimum health in the most important time in their lives. I see women in my practice often for all sorts of issues relating to pregnancy with much success.
Being pregnant can be difficult, morning sickness, back pain, ligament pain, constipation, heartburn, fatigue and gestational diabetes are problems that women can face in their pregnancy Acupuncture addresses all of the above. I use mainly acupuncture when treating pregnancy, I seldom use herbs during pregnancy, Less is more and Acupuncture is a very safe and effective modality for pregnant women.
The word balance is thrown around a lot but what better time to stop and regroup than when pregnant. We live in a very busy culture where taking the time for ourselves is not done. Pregnancy and post-delivery is the time to just stop, rest, and rebalance; take care of ourselves. There are many symptoms that arise during pregnancy and they are often perfectly normal maladies. They are also very treatable imbalances witch acupuncture can help with.
I mainly see women in my office for morning sickness in the early weeks of pregnancy. If one is feeling sick acupuncture can be done once a week in the early weeks of pregnancy to quell nausea. I find once my patient feels better they can come maybe every other week or once a month is fine.
Acupuncture is a good thing to do at the end of your pregnancy when you are getting ready to go into labor. In TCM traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture is used to help with the induction of labor and as a way to just get things moving gently.
Stress is very high when getting ready to deliver a baby and acupuncture is so helpful in bringing about calm as well as more energy so that one can be strong and ready to deliver.
I often do acupuncture post-delivery. My patients love how rejuvenating it is. My treatment principle would be to move Qi, which is an unseeable vital energy. Like the wind that moves the tree’s, invisible, yet we don’t question that? We cannot see the wind but look at the way it moves the leaves. This vital energy moves our blood. An ancient saying “Blood is the mother of Qi and Qi the commander of blood.” Acupuncture can circulate the blood and nourish the blood. Nourished blood in this medicine brings about more energy and clearer thinking, always very good, when taking care of a newborn. Optimally as women, we want to rebuild our strength after childbirth. Post-delivery, women, are very vulnerable to the loss of blood that happens with childbirth. Blood loss can give rise to the blues or just feeling over-emotional and exhausted.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are excellent methods to prepare for childbirth and rejuvenate after childbirth. Call Optimum Health Acupuncture for an appointment 802-859-8900