HOW CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP ME IN PREGNANCY?

Acupuncture is a safe treatment during your pregnancy, a time when medications must be taken with care.

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You’re pregnant! That’s great news. What an exciting time! As no two pregnancies are the same, some women look radiant and “glow”, but others find the experience overwhelming and daunting.Your body is undergoing a lot of changes, some of which you may have heard about, but many others you will not have expected. Acupuncture is a safe and reassuring way of helping and supporting you as your pregnancy progresses and preparing you for the birth of your child.I have listed below some of the more common problems that can arise in pregnancy, but please call me if you are unsure about your personal case and we can discuss whether acupuncture would be suitable for you.

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Pain & tension

Back ache
Rib pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Symphysis pubis
Sciatica

Common pregnancy problems

Threatened miscarriage
Tiredness & exhaustion
Headaches
Insomnia
Constipation
Heartburn
Oedema
Sinus problems
Thrush
High blood pressure
Anaemia

Stress and emotions

Anxiety
Worry
Fear

Nausea during pregnancy

Nausea
Sickness
Dry retching

Postnatal

Lack of milk
Postnatal depression
Urinary issues
Wound healing
Scar repair
Low energy

Breech babies

Studies show that moxibustion treatment is a safe and effective way to turn a breech or posterior baby. No needles are used.
Treatment can start from around 33 weeks. According to the BAcC moxibustion has a 80% success rate of turning breech babies.

Induction from week 40

If your baby is overdue acupuncture can be an effective alternative to medical intervention, providing a gentle inducement to labour.

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Weekly treatment during the first 12 weeks may help to reduce the risk of miscarriage. It can also help with morning sickness, anxiety, tiredness and disrupted sleep patterns which you may be experiencing at the beginning of your pregnancy.

For research and trials on pregnancy and acupuncture see the British Acupuncture Council information page.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE A CONSULTATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME

Tania Spearman @ 2014 / +34 644 322 161 / info@taniaspearman.com / C. Enric Granados 133, 4-1 bis, 08008 Barcelona, Spain