Acupuncture has been used for many years to help with pregnancy-related symptoms. Precautions do need to be taken during this time in a woman’s life as there are certain points that are contraindicated in pregnancy. Hence seeing a practitioner with proper training is essential. Read on to see what types of symptoms acupuncture can help with during pregnancy.
About 75% of women will experience morning sickness sometime during their pregnancy. Morning sickness can be managed with traditional acupuncture practices. Specifically targeting the inner wrists on a point called pericardium 6 has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting that comes with morning sickness.
Pelvic and Lower Back Pain
As the uterus expands, most pregnant women experience back and pelvic pain at some point during the pregnancy. As acupuncture is capable of treating non-pregnancy induced back and pelvic pain, it can also help to improve similar pain for pregnant women.
As one of the most common pregnancy symptoms among women, headaches can happen any time while you are pregnant. Headaches during pregnancy are caused by both an increase in blood volume as well as hormone eruption. Acupuncture can help to relieve this symptom during your pregnancy.
Another common symptom of pregnancy is depression, affecting almost one in every four pregnant women. Acupuncture has been shown to help ease this issue. It also provides a space for relaxation to occur. Some acupuncture points that would be selected to help with this issue will calm the mind and help with stress.
One of the more difficult things to achieve while pregnant is getting a comfortable and good night’s sleep. Whether you’ve just fallen asleep only to be woken up a few hours later or having issues falling asleep at all, this can be a frustrating issue. While there are many natural remedies out there to improve sleep, acupuncture has been shown to help pregnant women sleep better through the night.
Often in combination with acupuncture, are remedies to help with the above pregnancy-related symptoms. Pregnancy can be a confusing time to know what is safe to take and what you need to avoid, we are here to answer all of your pregnancy-related questions.
At The Dronyk Health Clinic, we are dedicated to helping patients improve their well-being through natural means. Our Kitchener services include chiropractic treatments, naturopathy, acupuncture and more. To learn more about achieving health through natural means, give us a call or visit our website to book an appointment.