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Acupuncture in Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a wonderful, gentle way to help maintain a sense of well being during pregnancy.  Safe and effective, acupuncture can help with everything from reducing morning sickness in the first trimester to helping alleviate headaches or migraines and even helping to reduce Musculoskeletal pain.  Acupuncture may also be used for general discomfort often regarded as part of a ‘normal’ pregnancy that just has to be endured. 

The following list details the conditions that acupuncture has been used for at the EKAH clinic:

  • Miscarriage or threatened miscarriage

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Constipation and hemorrhoids

  • Varicose veins and vulval varicosities

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, pelvic and hip pain

  • Fatigue and exhaustion

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Itching in pregnancy

  • Hypertension disorders including Pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • Gestational diabeties

  • Breech and posterior positioned babies

  • Preparation for a medical induction

  • Prebirth acupuncture to prepare the body for an efficient labour

  • Acupressure taught to support people to use for pain relief during labour

  • Postpartum recovery

Labor Preparation Treatments: This involves a series of weekly treatments starting around week 36 to prepare for labour. This may include points used to encourage ripening of the cervix, assist in promoting optimal baby positioning for labor and to increase energy and stamina for women. For further information on research, click here.

Optimal Fetal Positioning (for breech presentation): This involves treatment in office followed by instruction on how to continue treatment at home with a moxa stick (a herb that has been shaped into a cigar like stick). The moxa stick is lit and held over specific places in the body to stimulate the acupuncture points. For further information on research, click here.


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