Many pregnant women across the country are wondering, is acupuncture safe during pregnancy? Are there any negative side effects to mom or the fetus? Well, if you have same question, then read on. In this article, we will discuss about acupuncture and pregnancy.
According to babycenter.com, acupuncture is safe and effective during pregnancy as long as it performs by an experienced and certified acupuncturist. Please note that for a pregnant woman, this ancient technique is not a substitute for medical prenatal care or treatment.
Acupuncture treatment during pregnancy offer complementary care with many benefits. Experts show in several clinical test that the treatment which involving to insert fine needles in certain parts of the body has very few side effect, even if it compared to other therapy to overcome a number of common pregnancy problems.
At the beginning, this treatment intended to manage chronic pain. Acupuncturists believe that the root problem of chronic pain, including other body problems are caused by blocked Qi channel, Qi is energy of life that flow through human body. This acupuncture believes have ability to restore or unblock the Qi channels and initiate the body self-healing ability.
Recent scientists believe that acupuncture trigger complex chemical reaction in our body. Releasing various elements such as hormones, and enzymes, that can boost up the healing process. Several studies reveal that acupuncture during pregnancy to be effective for hip and lob back pain during pregnancy, mild to moderate depression, morning sickness, labor induction, and breech position.
Acupuncture and pregnancy: Increasing fertility
Experienced acupuncturist with high expertise can provide complementary treatment for other additional pregnancy problems to enhance wellness during labor and pregnancy. Acupuncture may also dedicate to increase the change to get pregnant.
In several specific cases, the acupuncturist combining the technique with herbal medicine to improve the follicular and ovarian function as well as increasing blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a rich and thick lining.
If you planning to get acupuncture treatment during your pregnancy to ease some of pregnancy problems such as back pain or morning sickness, choose only acupuncturist who specializes in treating pregnancy and fertility disorder. Make sure you treat by a certified acupuncturist also.