Acupuncture and Pregnancy

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Acupuncture and PregnancyExpecting a baby is one of the most exciting events of a lifetime; there is no love quite like the love between a parent and a child. Although your baby is already bringing you comfort and joy, you can still experience some discomforts during pregnancy: fatigue, back pain, morning sickness, and other common conditions.

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine may be able to help you alleviate some of these discomforts by improving your Qi, or energy. By balancing the energy flow within your body through acupuncture and other modalities, you can potentially ease nausea, heartburn, and decrease your overall stress.

At Acupuncture Associates in Wilmington, NC, I try to ensure that all my clients are treated with care and personalized treatment plans. This philosophy extends to my pregnant clients as well. When you enter our office, you’ll discover a soothing and harmonious atmosphere, derived from feng shui principles. In consultation with my clients, I design individualized programs of acupuncture and other complementary therapies–herbal supplements, exercises, and other choices–so, that client plans are well-rounded.

Particularly with pregnant women, acupuncture can be used in various ways over the duration of your pregnancy. In the first trimester, I may utilize acupuncture to address your morning sickness, for example. As your baby grows and the pregnancy progresses, acupuncture can be used to alleviate joint pain or prepare you for delivery. Acupuncture can even be used to reduce pain during delivery!

After the arrival of your baby, it may be useful to try acupuncture if you have difficulty with breast-feeding or experience tiredness. As a non-invasive, drug free therapy, acupuncture doesn’t have risky side effects or drug interactions that could impact your newborn.

In our Wilmington, NC office, I often treat pregnant clients and stress that it is important for all expectant mothers seeking acupuncture treatments find a qualified acupuncturist. When you are pregnant, there are certain acupuncture points that should not be used, so it is crucial to ensure your safety by choosing a reputable provider. Contact us today to make your first appointment.

 

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