Morning Sickness, Heartburn, Depression/anxiety, Fatigue and exhaustion, Insomnia, Symphysis pubis pain, Muscular/skeletal conditions and pain management, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Leg cramps, Varicose veins, Thrush, Constipation, Digestive complaints, Haemorroids, Swelling, Hypertension/HBP, Sinisitis and Anemia.
Acupuncture is also used for:
Posterior positioned babies, Breech positioned babies, VBAC preparation, Pre birth acupuncture and Induction.
Weekly acupuncture from 36 weeks onwards is recommended to prepare a woman’s body for child birth.
These acupuncture treatments promote a healthy and natural birth, with a focus on the cervix and pelvis for labour. The acupuncture points that are used during this time boost energy, aid relaxation and nourish the blood in the body as well as softening the ligaments and tendons prior to labour and aiding in cervix dilation.
Reduced the length of time women spent in labour, reduced the number of women requiring medical intervention (medical induction, epidural and c section) and increased rates of normal vaginal births. Closer to the time of the due date, pregnancy acupuncture can also help to “ripen” the cervix.