Four Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Should Consider Acupuncture

Many patients who are familiar with the benefits of acupuncture treatment already know that acupuncture can increase fertility. However, not as many people are aware of the fact that acupuncture can also help aspiring mothers even after they've already achieved pregnancy.

Acupuncture is an all natural way to make a woman's journey through pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable. The following are just four reasons why expectant mothers might want to consider acupuncture treatment during and even after pregnancy.

Acupuncture can help relieve common pregnancy complaints like morning sickness and heartburn.

Pregnant women who suffer from digestive issues like morning sickness can benefit enormously from acupuncture. Acupuncture can have a soothing effect that relaxes the digestive system and prevents digestive discomfort from compromising a pregnant woman's ability to get the nutrients she needs to keep herself and her growing baby healthy.

Acupuncture can naturally help with pain relief during pregnancy.

Routine aches and pains are common in pregnancy as a woman's body goes through major changes in a relatively short period of time. Back pain, hemorrhoids, cramps, and constipation are all common complaints that can significantly detract from a woman's quality of life while she's pregnant.

Often, women resort to drugs like painkillers, sleep aids, and laxatives to provide relief from these problems while they're pregnant. However, acupuncture can be more effective at relieving these undesirable symptoms while also offering the benefit of being all natural. 

Acupuncture can prepare the body for labor and thereby shorten the labor process.

Acupuncture procedures that help prepare a woman for labor will typically focus on resolving any imbalances that a woman is experiencing between her pulse and tongue. They will also focus on encouraging the cervix to prepare for becoming dilated in preparation for delivery.

It's important that a woman prepares both physically and mentally for labor and delivery. Acupuncture helps a woman prepare physically through corporal manipulations of the abdomen, back, and groin areas and mentally by encouraging relaxation and relieving stress.

There are medical studies out there that show that a woman who undergoes acupuncture treatments during pregnancy will statistically spend less time in labor. 

Acupuncture treatment can provide an all natural treatment option for pre and post-partum depression.

Statistics show that 23 percent of women experience some sort of depression during pregnancy, and 13 percent of these women take medication to treat this depression. Acupuncture offers a natural alternative to treating pre and post-partum depression.