Benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy
Many people credit acupuncture for easing a wide range of pregnancy symptoms including nausea, heartburn, morning sickness, headaches, insomnia, swelling in the legs, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome, backpain and pelvic pain, sciatica and more.
Moxibustion During Pregnancy
Moxibustion (mugwort) works on the same basic principles as acupuncture where moxibustion is burned near certain acupuncture points along your body. Both the heat from the burning and properties of the herb itself are thought to provide physical benefits. Some studies have shown that daily sessions of moxibustion (either alone or combined with acupuncture) can increase fetal activity and therefore help turn a baby from a breech position to the more delivery-friendly heads-down position.
Should I continue Acupuncture after having a baby?
Yes, acupuncture and oriental medicine (OM) is a safe and natural way to continue after you have a baby. Acupuncture and OM can help women with postpartum depression, anxiety, insomnia, milk production and more.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help women with:
Menstrual issues-cramps, headaches.
Menopause and perimenopause-hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitation, anxiety and insomnia
Endometriosis-heavy bleeding, backache, severe cramping, abdominal pain and swelling.
Pregnancy and post partum support-morning sickness, post partum depression, and increasing milk supply
increase your chances of successful ivf treatments
Acupuncture has been shown to help fertility-related issues such as endometriosis and PCOS. It has also been shown to increase the chances of successful IVF treatments. " In related reproductive medicine research, the success rate of IVF is 24% (for 4 or more embryos transferred) as a standalone biomedical therapy. Combining IVF with acupuncture was found to increase the success rate to 42.5%. The researchers' comment that acupuncture is a safe and economical way to assist women undergoing fertility treatments".