Acupuncture During Pregnancy:
When it comes to making a decision if it is safe to do acupuncture while pregnant, the answer is a big "YES".
There are only a few points that a registered and trained acupuncturist will avoid while a woman is pregnant and the rest of the acupuncture points on the body are safe during pregnancy. So it is quite safe to do acupuncture during pregnancy which will make the delivery much easier and eases pregnancy symptoms.
Benefits of Acupuncture during pregnancy:
A lot of individuals value acupuncture for easing a wide range of pregnancy symptoms including acid reflux, bloating, poor appetite, heartburn, swelling of the legs, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and much more. (Source: http://www.whattoexpect.com)
Here are some of the pregnancy symptoms acupuncture can relieve that science has studied:
Acupuncture can reduce nausea, vomiting during pregnancy for women who experience morning sickness. Most of the time the acupuncture point PC-6 is used along with other lower leg or hand points.
Lower back and pelvic pain
Acupuncture can recuce lower back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. It relaxes the pregnant woman and reduces tension on her tendons and muscles so the pelvic pain and lower back pain will be less.
Acupuncture is a great aid in balancing emotions, so during pregnancy if a woman experiences depression and anxiety, this modality can help reduce those signs and relieve her from temporary emotional imbalances.
Acupuncture has been shown to improve sleep patterns and insomnia as it relaxes the mind and body during pregnancy.
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