Acupuncture for Pregnancy in London
There’s no getting away from the fact that pregnancy is one of the many indisputable miracles of life. The sheer weight of odds that make up every successful conception mean the pregnancy and birth that follow are literally living proof of the wonder of the human body and the reproductive process.
But let’s be honest here, ladies – we can probably all agree there are some stages of pregnancy when even the most radiant and positive mum-to-be among us can begin to wonder whether their own pregnancy is really the blessing they thought it was.
From morning sickness to lower back and pelvic pain, headaches to depression and sleep problems to lethargy, the road that leads to the patter of tiny feet can be fraught with challenges – but luckily, acupuncture can provide the answer.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese complementary treatment that rebalances the body’s inbuilt energy, stimulating natural healing and making us better equipped – physically and emotionally – to deal with the challenges that every pregnancy, no matter how straightforward, can present.
Here at The Acupuncturists we’re passionate about how acupuncture used in obstetrics can support you through a period that ought to be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling in life. That means our expert therapists are committed to helping you to enjoy your ante-natal journey and look forward to your new family addition with excitement rather than through a weary fog of pain, discomfort and exhaustion.
Research has shown that the less-desirable side-effects of pregnancy can be significantly mitigated and, in many cases, completely resolved through acupuncture and/or the use of an herbal remedy known as Moxibustion (see below).
The case for acupuncture for pregnancy is growing, with increasing numbers of studies showing its effectiveness in natural ante-natal care. One of the primary attractions of acupuncture is that it offers drug-free relief during a stage in life when mums-to-be are naturally and understandably concerned about the risks of medicating whilst carrying a child. In addition to the common issues listed above, patients have also credited acupuncture with helping to resolve the effects of conditions like heartburn, swelling of the legs, constipation and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Moxibustion during Pregnancy
It’s not just traditional acupuncture that can help to make your pregnancy a more positive and enjoyable experience. Ancient Chinese medicine also offers herbal remedies that have proved effective in helping patients to overcome challenges in their ante-natal months.
Rather than the use of acupuncture needles to pierce the skin in order to stimulate healing energy in the body, daily or frequent moxibustion has been shown by some research studies to increase your baby’s movement in the womb, reducing the likelihood of him or her breeching at birth and instead encouraging a more birth-friendly head-down position.
Moxibustion involves burning mugwort herb close to specific acupuncture points, allowing the herb’s heat and natural healing properties to encourage biological responses in the body.
Our acupuncture and Moxibustion for pregnancy is offered from a well-appointed, comfortable and discreet clinic located in Marylebone, London. This convenient location in Central London is popular with our many patients who need the flexibility of being able to schedule appointments to fit in with their busy lives.
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