Pregnancy is such a beautiful and exciting time for you and your baby! While some complications can come along with pregnancy, holistic care like acupuncture has been shown to provide a positive effect and help you feel more happy and relaxed during this time.
Acupuncture can help..
Prevent miscarriage- Acupuncture can help keep hormone levels regulated and cortisol levels down so there is a lower chance of a miscarriage. Acupuncture also helps keep good circulation to the fetus for proper nourishment and warmth.
Reduce nausea and morning sickness- Acupuncture can help settle the stomach and reduce nausea and vomiting.
Reduce pain- Acupuncture is a great therapy to help reduce pain like back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel and many other pains that may come along with pregnancy. Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural opioids and relaxes tense muscles which helps reduce discomfort, aches and pain.
Calm stress & anxiety- Acupuncture can calm the nervous system and stimulates endorphin release which helps you feel more emotionally grounded and relaxed.
Prepare the body for a smooth labor- Acupuncture can help relax pelvic muscles and help dilate the cervix. This can help provide shorter and easier labors.
Turn breech baby- There are specific techniques used to soften the uterine walls so the baby has more room to move and turn.