Acupuncture for Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, many people may have pregnancy symptoms including heartburn, swelling legs, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica pain,back pain, headaches and morning sickness, depression,etc.

 At All Balance Wellness Centre, our TCM acupuncturists are all well trained to treat and happy to help you manage all the pregnancy symptoms  as follows: 

Morning sickness

According to a study, traditional acupuncture can reduce nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness.[1]

Lower back and pelvic pain 

Acupuncture can reduce pregnancy-related pain in the lower back along with pelvic pain. The study shows there was a statistically significant reduction in the low back pain among pregnant women and there were no serious adverse events related to acupuncture.[2]

Depression

Depression during pregnancy is common, affecting nearly 1 in 4 women, but acupuncture can help to manage depression.

Pregnant women who received acupuncture specific for depression experienced a greater rate of decrease in symptom severity.[3]

Headaches

Research has shown that acupuncture may reduce pregnancy-induced headaches. Women who underwent acupuncture also used less medication.

​Sleep problems 

Insomnia appears to be common during pregnancy, although there have been few publications on the subject. One study of 192 pregnant women found that 88% suffered changes in their sleep patterns.1 Insomnia tends to worsen during the evolution of the gestation.The study has shows that acupuncture alleviates insomnia during pregnancy .

 

 

References:

 

[1] J Reprod Med, ​Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. A randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot study

[2]Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand,Acupuncture relieves pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy

[3] Rachel Manber,Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial, Obstet Gynecol

[4]Suzuki S, Acupuncture for insomnia in pregnancy – a prospective, quasi-randomised, controlled study