ACUPUNCTURE FOR PREGNANCY SUPPORT
Chinese medicine has promoted specialised treatment for women during pregnancy and postpartum for over 3000 years. Today this care is becoming increasingly popular and used by acupuncturists and specially trained midwives all over the world. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal recovery are viewed in Chinese medicine as ideal times to nurture a woman’s wellbeing to promote foetal and maternal health. Acupuncture is used to assist with a range of pregnancy related conditions, alleviating the discomfort that is often part of many pregnancies, and offering women an alternative to medication. Many integrative doctors, particularly those with a special focus on women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy, in fact recommend their clients to incorporate acupuncture as part of their pregnancy journeys.