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Acupuncture Treatment For Pregnancy In OrlandoAcupuncture Treatment For Pregnancy In Orlando

Acupuncture to support you through your pregnancy to promote good health and prepare you for the birth of your baby. Acupuncture during pregnancy is a safe, natural way to tackle some less enjoyable aspects to being pregnant.Acupuncture is one such healing therapy that is thought to be amazingly effective in handling a wide range of health conditions. Here In this post, we tell you everything you need to know about various benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy. 

Acupuncture during pregnancy

  • nausea & morning sickness
  • headaches & body pain
  • digestive problems
  • insomnia and tiredness
  • preparation for labor
  • pre-birth acupuncture

Why consider acupuncture during pregnancy?

Many people experience a profoundly calming effect during and after acupuncture treatment. This can help to maintain a healthy pregnancy by reducing the negative effects of stress hormones on the fetus.

There are a number of conditions commonly experienced during pregnancy, which can be safely managed or treated with acupuncture.

Headaches and body pain

Headaches are a problem in pregnancy as most pharmaceutical painkillers have unwelcome side effects. The National Institute for health and clinical care excellence (NICE) recommends a using course of acupuncture for the treatment of tension headaches and migraines.

Body pains are common in pregnancy, particularly in the later stages. In our experience, acupuncture can make a real difference in the management of pregnancy-related back and groin pain, leg cramps, and carpal tunnel syndrome. We use a combination of massage and acupuncture and lots of pillows to keep our clients comfortable.

Nausea and vomiting

There is a spectrum running from mild nausea to hospitalization due to severe vomiting. Acupuncture is most useful at the mild end of the spectrum. For many women, it helps to reduce the intensity of nausea but requires twice-weekly treatment for best effect.

Digestive problems

It’s common for women to experience digestive changes, particularly constipation and hemorrhoids during pregnancy. Acupuncture and dietary recommendations can be effective for alleviating many gastrointestinal problems.

Preparation for labor and pre-birth acupuncture

Pre-birth acupuncture offers a safe and effective treatment to promote natural labor. Specific acupuncture protocols developed by midwives help prepare the body for birth. The emphasis of these treatments is to help the pelvis to release and to create space for the cervix to soften.

Problems associated with this stage of pregnancy can also be addressed, such as raised blood pressure; back, leg and groin pain; insomnia; hemorrhoids and anxiety.

A group of midwives started giving pre-birth acupuncture treatments in New Zealand in the late 1990’s. They observed that women treated with acupuncture tended to have shorter labors, and fewer interventions (such as medical inductions and C-sections).

  • Pre-birth acupuncture is generally carried out weekly from week 36 or 37.
  • Acupuncture with the aim of inducing labor is used when women are scheduled for medical inductions or have prematurely ruptured membranes. In these cases, higher frequency treatments are advised: three conducted over consecutive days, or every other day.

Best Acupuncture Orlando provides Acupuncture Treatment For Pregnancy In Orlando, Florida.

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Many medical treatments just treat your symptoms.  Acupuncture treats the root cause of your complaint.  This not only improves your complaint but also helps with other symptoms – you may find that you are sleeping better, niggling back pain has gone and you have a general sense of wellbeing.

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