Acupuncture during pregnancy. Is it safe?
In my practice, I treat a myriad of health issues. For some of my female patients, I have often gotten the question: Is acupuncture during pregnancy safe? The answer is a resounding YES! Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions have been used on pregnant women for thousands of years with great success.
Traditional East Asian Medicine has wonderfully gentle therapies to help with many of women’s health issues from PMS to menstrual cycle irregularity an boosting fertility to menopausal transitions. Acupuncture and herbs are natural remedies that help regulate the nervous system and balance hormones.
In addition to supporting fertility and conception, acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used effectively during pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different, however there are common bodily complaints that I hear over and over again. Acupuncture and herbs can help navigate changes in the body during pregnancy like:
- nausea and vomiting
- skin changes
- leg cramps
- low back pain
- acid reflux
- preparing for labor and delivery
Here are a few studies on how Eastern Medicine has helped women’s health issues:
So ladies, no need to suffer! Find a licensed acupuncturist to help make your life more comfortable.