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How can Acupuncture help in Pregnancy?

Written by Jackie Graham   Posted in:Pregnancy   March 14, 2017

How can Acupuncture help in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy can be both a wonderful and exhausting time and there is little in Western Medicine to help pregnant women with many of the side-effects. The use of acupuncture for treating difficulties in pregnancy is widespread in Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. Studies carried out by the Cochrane Institute, (considered the ‘gold standard’ in research) have shown that in the hands of a fully qualified acupuncturist acupuncture in pregnancy is both safe and effective. To read more about the safety of acupuncture in pregnancy please read my earlier blog post.

There are studies showing that acupuncture can help with nausea and vomiting, pelvic pain and breech presentation.  It can be helpful for stress, migraine and insomnia during pregnancy, and there is also evidence to show that pre-birth acupuncture treatment from 37 weeks can help reduce labour times.  In the West women are having babies later in life which is taxing on the body. Post-natal acupuncture can help build up the body’s reserves of energy and help fight off infection.   For more information go to Jackie’s Pregnancy blog.

​If you are finding your pregnancy tough call Jackie on 07733 274745 or visit her website to find out more



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