Pregnancy Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be safely used during pregnancy (there are some contraindications and cautions, which are screened for).  As for massage, your doctor’s permission is required.  As with pregnancy massage, you will either be seated or lying on your side with pillows for comfort.

It is used for various reasons, including musculoskeletal, but also for other symptoms that may arise, as well as for relaxation.  And it is often used from weeks 36/37 as a weekly pre-birth treatment, to prepare for labour. 

A ‘less is more’ approach is usually best, so I prefer to give massage mostly during pregnancy (from the second trimester onwards) if there are no particular issues, to promote relaxation and wellbeing.  But where acupuncture is deemed necessary, usually the number of needles inserted is minimal. 

Postpartum, acupuncture can be used to help physical recovery, as well as to help rebalance emotions and energy levels.


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