Pregnancy

The wonders of pregnancy are a miracle as most women see it, and thus, it is an honour to provide the safest home for a baby’s first few stages of life. However, at the beginning of the pregnancy when morning sickness and nausea rears its unwanted head, most women rethink that notion.

Pregnancy is a natural physiological life event and not an illness, but when an imbalance to the energy systems occur, problems can arise and instead of the pregnancy being one of the most fulfilling experiences of a woman’s life, it can literally become a burden!!

Acupuncture for pregnancy has gained a great reputation and more and more evidence is emerging proving its efficacy in this field. It is an ideal form of treatment, which offers mothers-to-be drug free relief for a multitude of problems that can arise during pregnancy and childbirth. Many mums-to-be credit acupuncture for easing a wide range of pregnancy symptoms including morning sickness, heartburn, swelling of the legs, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back and pelvic pain, headaches, sleep problems and many more.

Moxibustion during Pregnancy

Moxibustion works on the similar basic principles as acupuncture, but instead of actually using needles, long sticks of mugwort herb are smoldered near certain acupuncture points. Both the heat and the properties of the herb are thought to provide physical benefits. Some studies have shown that daily sessions of moxibustion (either alone or in combination with acupuncture) can increase foetal activity and therefore help turn a baby from a breech position to the more friendly heads-down position.

For more information see Article: Acupuncture: A safe, effective treatment for women who are pregnant and trying to conceive

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