In recent years there has been a debate whether or not acupuncture is safe during pregnancy. Not only is it safe, it relieves many of the uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy. Symptoms include morning sickness, headaches, back pain, and post-partum depression (PPD). These are just a few of the ailments that acupuncture can help with, but they are the most common issues seen in pregnancy.
Acupuncture can help with morning sickness by lessening the severity, intensity, and frequency of the ailment. Acupuncture and acupressure show great relief in morning sickness and overall nausea during pregnancy. Acupuncture is a safe, healthy, and natural way of reducing pain and problematic symptoms in pregnancy. Acupuncture along side of healthy diet, exercise, and regular medical check-ups can relieve pains of morning sickness. During pregnancy there are many changes happening and many different reasons as to why headaches in pregnancy happen. When dealing with women who have headaches or back pain in pregnancy acupuncture guidelines are very strict. Also, pregnant women should not be worked on longer then an hour. However, acupuncture is very helpful to relieve these annoying symptoms of pregnancy and can be very helpful in reliving sciatica pain. After labor many women fall into PPD, which is symptoms of depression after giving birth. A safe, drug-free, and very effective way to deal with the emotional effects of PPD is acupuncture. Symptoms of PPD are elevated because exhaustion and lack of sleep. Acupuncture is the perfect solution because it increases energy levels, blood flow, and stimulation of neurotransmitters. Acupuncture is helpful in relieving symptoms in all of these different unwanted ailments of pregnancy.
Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to deal with the unwanted symptoms of pregnancy. At Scott Family Health we excel at treating women in all stages of pregnancy.