When performed by a licensed practitioner with specialty training, acupuncture can safely relieve back pain, nausea, and other common ailments associated with pregnancy. The licensed and board-certified acupuncturists at Madison Family Wellness. have the expertise required to design a treatment program that can minimize your discomfort throughout pregnancy and delivery. To find out more about pregnancy and acupuncture, schedule your visit today.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a technique that’s been used for centuries to increase your body’s natural healing response by stimulating acupressure points throughout the body. The treatment includes the insertion of very thin needles at precise locations along pathways (meridians) linked to the targeted treatment area.
Acupuncture enhances your body’s ability to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting imbalances. It also prompts your body to produce natural chemicals that decrease or eliminate painful sensations.
How can acupuncture help with pregnancy?
At Madison Family Wellness, your practitioner has undergone extensive training and has significant experience in using acupuncture to provide relief for various issues related to pregnancy, including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pelvic and low back pain during pregnancy
- Depression and anxiety
- Pain during labor and delivery or following a cesarean section
Acupuncture can also be used to induce labor, correct a breech positioning, and assist with conception for couples struggling with fertility issues.
What are the benefits of using acupuncture during pregnancy and delivery?
Medications are often contraindicated during pregnancy due to potential side effects that can affect the health of the baby. Acupuncture offers effective relief from issues such as pain or nausea and vomiting without introducing potentially harmful medications to your system.
Acupuncture is also well known for its stress-relieving characteristics, which can help keep you calm and relaxed throughout your pregnancy and/or help reduce stress as you undertake fertility assistance such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). It’s also known to increase circulation, lower blood pressure, and provide other health benefits that are especially valuable during pregnancy and delivery.
Is acupuncture during pregnancy safe?
Acupuncture during pregnancy has a very low-risk profile – provided you seek treatment from a licensed/certified practitioner like those at Madison Family Wellness. Correct needle size and placement, as well as a sterile environment, are also vital to successful acupuncture treatments. The most commonly reported side effects include slight soreness and very mild bruising at the insertion site, which typically fade quickly.
The experts at Madison Family Wellness consider it a privilege to be part of your pregnancy care team. Call today to schedule an appointment or book your visit online.