Pregnancy

Acupuncture can offer drug free treatment during pregnancy for many ailments. We also offer a simple non invasive treatment for breach presentation and acupuncture treatments to encourage spontaneous labour to occur and reduce the need for medical intervention.

Pregnancy

Acupuncture can offer drug free treatment during pregnancy for many ailments, such as:

  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Anaemia
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sinusitis
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Oedema

Breech and posterior positioned babies
Chinese Medicine offers a simple non invasive treatment for breach presentation. A one off treatment using moxibustion is given, ideally around 34 weeks. Specific acupuncture points are stimulated using heat. You are then taught how to repeat the treatment at home and provided with all you need to continue your treatment.

Pre birth treatment to prepare the body for an efficient labour:
From 36 weeks acupuncture is performed once a week to prepare and encourage a smooth and spontaneous labour. Points are used to encourage the baby to engage, assume the correct position, ripen the cervix, relax and energize the mother for birth. Research and clinical experience has shown that pre birth acupuncture helps reduce:

  • the number of inductions epidurals given
  • emergency caesareans performed
  • the length of the first stage of labour
  • the time between expected due date and actual delivery by supporting cervical ripening

Induction:
Acupuncture treatments can be used from 40 weeks to encourage spontaneous labour to occur and reduce the need for medical intervention. Treatment usually produces increased foetal movement and mild contractions. In some instances treatment may need to be repeated.

Treatments can also be used for:

  • Labour pain relief and problems during labour
  • Postpartum recovery