Acupuncture in Pregnancy
(Adapted from the British Acupuncture Council website)
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is very safe to have during pregnancy and is an effective option at a time when many women choose to avoid taking medicine for minor ailments. It is essential that you choose an acupuncturist who is trained and a member of a professional body such as the British Acupuncture Council.
How can acupuncture help during pregnancy?
Many conditions which routinely crop up during pregnancy would benefit from a natural solution. Acupuncture, when provided by a trained practitioner, can give relief for a range of pregnancy related conditions:
- Morning sickness
- Migraine and other headaches
- Back ache
- Pelvic pain (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction)
Research into acupuncture and pregnancy related conditions
- Acupuncture has been proven to reduce the symptoms of morning sickness. (2002, Adelaide University).
- Acupuncture has been proven to reduce pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy (2005, Institute for the health of Women and Children, Sahlgrenska Academy Gothernburg, Sweden).
70% of women responded postively to treatment with acupuncture for depression during pregnancy. (2004, Stanford University)