Acupuncture and Pregnancy

pregnancyFor centuries Oriental Medicine has been treating woman during one of the most important times in their lives. For most women pregnancy is a time of joy, but for others this experience can be one of discomfort and pain. Hormones are changing and blood, oxygen and energy (qi) are now being diverted to the uterus to nourish the fetus. This transition leaves woman predisposed to encountering various problems. With the help of Oriental Medicine women no longer have to sit by and wait for these symptoms to disappear. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can help alleviate the symptoms that sometimes appear with pregnancy.

Conditions Treated During Pregnancy

  • Morning Sickness
  • Threatened Miscarriage
  • Edema
  • Preeclampsia
  • Acne
  • Breech Baby
  • Difficult or delayed delivery
  • Postpartum vaginal discharge
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Urinary Difficulty
  • Constipation
  • Mastitis
  • Insufficient Lactation

Happy Baby Point (Beautiful Baby Point)

Tradition has it that the ancient Chinese acupuncturists utilized specific treatments to ensure a happy, healthy and beautiful baby. The treatment calls for the stimulation of one, acupuncture point with a golden needle. At the transition of each trimester (especially during the 6 month), an acupuncture point, Zhubin (Guest Building) is gently stimulated with a golden needle.

For more detailed information on the treatment of Fertility, Pregnancy and All Women’s Health issues please visit our sister site Marc Sklar is a Certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental

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