Acupuncture for Pregnancy & Childbirth
Besides successfully treating infertility and preventing miscarriages, acupuncture is also a safe, effective alternative way to address the symptoms and health problems that accompanied with pregnancy and childbirth.
How does acupuncture work for Pregnancy & Childbirth?
Acupuncture can be done at different phases of pregnancy: At the early stage acupuncture strengthens, supports, and balances overall health, regulates hormone levels, and reduces stress to produce healthy babies. During pregnancy, acupuncture is highly effective at treating problems including morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, insomnia, back pain, anxiety, depression and other accompanied diseases. Acupuncture provides natural pain relief during labor, and effectively revolves fetuses in breech presentation and induces labor. Postpartum care focuses on the physical, emotional and psychological recovery of the mother from labor and encouraging breast feeding. Acupuncture helps these– postpartum depression, fatigue, insufficient or excessive lactation, and night sweat etc.
Course of treatment
Some cases take just a few or several sessions. Chronic and complex cases may need 10-15 sessions or more, depending on the individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture for suitable cases.