Thirteen Pregnancy-Related Issues That Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Treat

For the treatment of several uncomfortable issues associated with being pregnant, acupuncture in Maitland works extremely well.

1. Sub-chorionic hematoma or spotting – Combined with a technique known as moxibustion, acupuncture can help eliminate or minimize bleeding from the uterus.

2. Prevention of miscarriage – One to two treatments each week can help avert early pregnancy loss or miscarriage by promoting blood flow to the developing embryo, alleviating stress, and decreasing sympathetic nervous system activity.

3. Headaches – Toward the end of their first trimester, a lot of women tend to suffer from headaches. Acupuncture is widely famous as a reliever of pain than for any other ailment. Try acupuncture if your headaches are not related to fatigue or dehydration.

4. Depression – Acupuncture can balance a gamut of emotional conditions that a woman may experience during pregnancy. Based on my experience, the best way to cure pregnancy- or post-partum depression is by combining singing lessons (supervised by a singing instructor well-versed in proper breathing techniques) with acupuncture treatment.

5. Morning sickness or Nausea – To cure nausea, restore your ability to eat, and improve your quality of life, one to five sessions of acupuncture each week may be needed, depending on the severity of your nausea. Acupuncture usually works well for this condition, more so, if you keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day.

6. Restless legs – Acupuncture is a great way to relieve the sometimes extreme discomfort that comes with restless legs. You may also need to add more calcium to your diet.

7. Back pain – When it comes to bodily pain including back pain, acupuncture is by far, the best treatment you can avail of. Your acupuncturist can also add moxibustion and cupping to your treatment when you are pregnant and have a severe case of back pain.

8. Stress – Your adrenal glands can secrete hormones that cause stress and anxiety when you are pregnant. They can impact the amount of blood flow that feeds the embryo. Acupuncture is important for alleviating stress and to help the embryo get sufficient amounts of nutrients it needs to develop well.

9. Cervical Ripening or Labor Preparation – Acupuncture can be given once per week between the 37th and 40th week of pregnancy to help prepare the woman for labor. It can boost her vital energy and ensure the smooth flow of blood and emotions during the process. Induction is usually not required when a woman commits to a cervical ripening acupuncture procedure.

10. Breech presentation – Research has revealed that moxibustion can help turn a baby that is presenting breech. If this treatment is conducted between the 34th and 36th week, every day for 10 to 14 days it will lead to optimal results.

11. Lack of breast milk – When they’re given alongside a Guinness beer once a day, Chinese herbs and acupuncture have been shown to help boost the amount of milk production.

12. Blocked milk duct and Mastitis – When combined with herbal compresses and aggressive self-massage, acupuncture when administered quickly can help speed up healing from a mastitis infection.

13. Labor Inducement – After just a single session of acupuncture, a lot of women tend to rapidly move into active labor. Occasionally, within a week post due, two to three sessions are required.