Acupuncture During Pregnancy

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy in San Diego, CA

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, acupuncture is a popular, safe, and highly effective, drug-free treatment for many conditions.

Almost nothing in the world makes me happier, than working with a beautiful glowing expecting momma. I’d love to help make your pregnancy a much more comfortable, glorious experience.

Acupuncture treatments can be given through your whole pregnancy. From conception to birth, acupuncture is completely safe, and becoming more recommended by physicians today. 

Acupuncture is Drug Free Relief

Acupuncture during pregnancy, is a drug-free solution to many things experienced. It is much better and healthier for both mother and baby. Especially when compared to many prescription drugs such as opioids, or other medications.

As a method of treatment that has been in use for thousands of years, acupuncture is rooted in the Chinese medicine philosophy. It views the body as two complementary forces of Yin and Yang. Traditionally, acupuncture is used to balance these two forces and restore harmony in the body. 

During pregnancy acupuncture can be used to reduce pain, nausea, fatigue and many other issues mothers-to-be experience.

Considering Acupuncture for Your Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant and considering acupuncture, there are a few things you should know.

Below are the things you can expect from acupuncture during pregnancy.

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Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Acupuncture can be used during pregnancy to treat almost every condition an expectant mother may experience. Morning sickness, back pain, migraines, swelling, fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, sciatica, are just a few of the things that are treatable.

By stimulating the specific correct acupuncture points on the body, I can reduce discomfort, and greatly improve overall wellbeing of pregnant mothers.

Acupuncture is beneficial for many different aspects of pregnancy, and can be used successfully in the relief of the following conditions, and many more…

Reasons Women Seek Acupuncture During Pregnancy

There are many reasons women seek relief using acupuncture as an affective, safe, healthy alternative to taking medications  during pregnancy.

Here are just a few of the most common conditions I’m helping mommas-to-be in San Diego with, today:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Swelling (in legs, etc)
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pelvis Pain 
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
  • Optimize Baby Positioning
  • Depression
  • Indigestion & Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Sciatica
  • Heartburn

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Acupuncture for Morning Sickness

For morning sickness, acupuncture is highly effective in reducing nausea and vomiting symptoms for many expectant mothers.

Studies show an average of 65-70% of women who undergo morning sickness treatment report a decrease in symptoms after even just one session.


Acupuncture During Pregnancy for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Acupuncture can also be used to relieve stress and anxiety during pregnancy. It is known to help improve the flow of energy in the body, and can reduce stress and anxiety levels for many.

When stress levels are reduced, you will find yourself feeling more relaxed and energized.

You will find this especially beneficial during the difficult third trimester, when exhaustion and stress levels tend to peak.


Acupuncture for Pain Relief When Pregnant

Acupuncture can provide effective pain relief during pregnancy. I often treat patients for discomfort from pain in the back, neck, pelvis,  and more.

Musculoskeletal conditions such as rib pains, sciatica, carpal tunnel, leg cramps, are also treatable using acupuncture.

Acupuncture during pregnancy is a much healthier, much safer, drug-free option than prescription pain relief, or opioids.

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Acupuncture for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders During Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help you with insomnia and other sleep disorders by helping to reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve your overall wellbeing.

This is done by stimulating specific acupuncture points. I can help relax the body, improve circulation. This will aid you in a much better night’s rest.

If you are pregnant and suffering from insomnia or any other sleep disorder, let’s talk about the options available to you.


Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy

Acupuncture can also be used to treat depression during pregnancy. As it is estimated that 15 percent of pregnancies are affected by antepartum depression. Acupuncture can help to reduce your symptoms and improve your wellbeing.

If you are pregnant and suffering from depression, let’s talk about how acupuncture can provide relief from your symptoms.


Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines Whilst Pregnant

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience. But it’s also full of emotion, anticipation and a challenging time. There’s to wonder as to why you may be experiencing headaches or migraines.

Medication may not seem like the safest option to ease headaches or migraines. But, acupuncture could be just what you need!

Through acupuncture treatment, pregnancy-induced migraines and headaches can be reduced, or alleviated completely.

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How Often Should You Have Acupuncture Sessions During Pregnancy?

As little as just one acupuncture session per month during pregnancy can greatly improve your baby’s health.

When it comes to frequency of treatment, for the most glorious results, I typically recommend that my patients get weekly treatments throughout the first trimester. This prevents and alleviates many common first trimester ailments such as morning sickness, fatigue, and headaches.  

If momma is feeling good and no new symptoms arise, I may reduce treatments to monthly throughout the second trimester. 

Weekly treatments are to be resumed in the third trimester to start preparing for labor and delivery.  

When is the Best Time to Start Acupuncture During Pregnancy?

The best time to start acupuncture treatments during pregnancy, for the most glorious results, would be for me to see you for the entire pregnancy, from the very beginning.

I can begin acupuncture sessions for you and baby at ANY time, from the first trimester onwards.

For labor preparation, the absolute ideal time to start acupuncture treatment would be around week 27/28.

But, I have also worked with many momma’s to be for labor preparation from even weeks 35/36. 

Acupuncture for Labor Preparation

Acupuncture is one of the most amazing treatments to best prepare a momma’s body for labor.

Starting at around weeks 27/28, we start preparing your body using acupuncture points that soften ligaments. This therapy encourages your baby to descend into the birth canal in the correct position.

I combine the acupuncture with other therapies, such as homeopathics, herbs, massage, supplements, etc.

The acupuncture sessions and other therapies prepare the cervix to dilate, and the muscles to contract when needed.

Everything works together to prepare your body for labor at just the right time.

Read more about acupuncture for labor prep, here!

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