Acupuncture & Pregnancy
Acupuncture can effectively support your pregnancy from conception to induction
Even an uncomplicated pregnancy can involve a few health niggles - acupuncture can safely and effectively support you. Common conditions treated include: nausea, back pain, breech and natural induction. Angela has treated 100s of pregnant patients and helping them have happy and discomfort free pregnancies.
Common Pregnancy Niggles
Research has found evidence that Acupuncture can provide a safe, drug free alternative for the relief of pregnancy related symptoms. It can effectively help a wide range of health issues during pregnancy including back or pelvic pain, nausea, heartburn, sinusitis, fatigue and emotional problems.
Labour preparation & natural induction
Acupuncture can play an important role in preparing you for birth. Research suggests that regular treatment in your final weeks can reduce the duration of your labour (DB). If you're overdue, acupuncture & acupressure can be used to support induction and pain relief in clinic and at home.
Turning your breech baby
Several reviews have found that moxibustion (or moxa - a warming herb) has a positive effect on correcting breech presentation. The moxa protocol, which Angela teaches for self-treatment at home, is often recommended by midwives. Anecdotal feedback from patients suggests success rates are high.
Source: British Acupuncture Council. More information is available from the British Acupuncture Council here.