Pregnancy is a spectacular and challenging journey for a woman and the entire family because of the new life. Lots of women worry about themselves and their fetuses. They will face a bunch of physical and emotional changes that occur during each trimester of her pregnancy.
Acupuncture, as a safe effective complement modality can ease a woman through those different phases and help to ensure a comfortable and healthy pregnancy.
According to different trimesters, we have different focuses.
First trimester, week 0-13, in order to prevent carriage, acupuncture will balance hormone and inhibit uterine contraction Meanwhile, acupuncture stabilize and assist embryo development, as well as easing other symptoms such as morning sickness, fatigue, poor appetite and anxiousness.
Second trimester, week 14-27, many changes take place in the mother’s body. Babies grow up pretty quickly and require more nutrients from their mother. Acupuncture during this trimester is important for regulating the digestive, nervous and cardiovascular systems, as well as the endocrine system, all of which are necessary to maintain a healthy, full-term pregnancy, such as anemia, heart-burning, leg cramps and so on.
Third trimester, week 28-40, acupuncture is used to regulate the musculoskeletal system to provide relief from sciatica, backache, pubic and joint pain. Due to enlarged uterine which cause blocked venous return, like hemorrhoids, edema, high blood pressure and shortness of breath. Treatment during the third trimester also encourages the proper positioning of the baby for birth and helps normalize and optimize labor. Pre-birth Acupuncture can reduce the length of labor, prevent overdue births, and accelerate cervical ripening and dilation which can reduce the need for medical inductions, pain medication and epidurals, and emergency c-sections, and increases the likelihood of a normal vaginal birth.
In addition to acupuncture & acutonic, we will review your diet and weight gain every week to help you prevent obesity, diabetes and imbalanced nutrition. During the pandemic of covid-19 , we also will focus on boosting your immunity function as well. Furthermore, acupuncture will continue to deliver more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your growing baby helping to ensure a beautiful, healthy and well-developed child.