Acupuncture offers a natural and safe option for dealing with health conditions that may arise during pregnancy.
Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery are key points in time when Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to increase a woman's well-being so that she can enjoy optimal health throughout her life.
Strengthening the mother and baby is the most important part of acupuncture care during pregnancy and in the postnatal time period.
Research has shown that receiving weekly prebirth acupuncture treatments from 36 or 37 weeks until labour begins, may aid in promoting more efficient labour and may help in a reduction of medical interventions, including medical induction and c-section*.
* Kubista E, Kucera H. (1974) On the use of acupuncture in the preparation for delivery, Geburtshilfe Perinatol; 178(3) : 224-9. * Betts, D., Lennox, S. (2006) Acupuncture For Prebirth Treatment: An Observational Study of its use in Midwifery Practice. Medical Acupuncture. Vo 17, No 3.
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