Acupuncture During the Early Stages of Pregnancy
It’s no secret that pregnancy comes along with all sorts of pain and discomfort, especially for women experiencing their first pregnancy. Most women experience headaches, nausea, and morning sickness, which can be debilitating at times. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, acupuncture treatments can have incredibly positive effects on pregnant women.
From the very start of pregnancy, more and more soon-to-be mothers turn to acupuncture to ease their aches and pains. The basic premise of acupuncture is to restore the body’s flow of energy know as Qi to a balanced state. In the early stages of a pregnancy, there is so much going on inside the mother’s body that can very quickly disturb her Qi. This effect has physical results such as morning sickness and nausea that cause a great deal of discomfort.
Acupuncture eases a wide range of pregnancy symptoms including: nausea, morning sickness, headaches and migraines, depression, and lower back pain. Acupuncture treats nausea and morning sickness by targeting specific points across the body that correspond to the stomach to ensure that it is in a healthy and undisturbed state. Acupuncture helps reduce stress and other factors that cause headaches and migraines, and its treatment of stress can also have long-term skin care benefits.
Within the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is not the only type of treatment effective in reducing lower back pain in pregnant women. Moxibustion therapy can also be applied to significantly reduce lower back pain. Moxibustion therapy for pregnant patients involves rolling up a special herb known as mugwort into a parchment, burning the mugwort and holding up the lit end over a precise acupuncture point. Moxibustion therapy can reduce back pain and has been found to increase fetal activity. It is also used later in pregnancy to turn a breeched baby into the proper healthy position for giving birth.
Be it acupuncture or moxibustion, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a safe and alternative way for soon-to-be mothers to alleviate the pains and aches that come in a pregnancy. It is also a great way to treat pains without turning to prescription drugs which can have damaging and addictive long-term effects.
Pregnancy can be both exciting and intimidating for many, and our staff understand that. The experts here at Yejee Acupuncture and Wellness NYC specialize in acupuncture, moxibustion, nutrition and other holistic modalities that are both safe and effective. For questions about acupuncture during pregnancy, or any additional inquiries regarding any of our services, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 212-582-2593.
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