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Prenatal acupuncture simply means getting acupuncture treatments during pregnancy. At Orlando Acupuncture, we know there are many benefits of acupuncture for women who are pregnant. While it is one of the most enjoyable and thrilling experiences in a woman’s life, pregnancy can cause you to experience numerous symptoms including pain, morning sickness, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and other unpleasant side effects.
Why is prenatal acupuncture so amazing?
The number one reason that women get acupuncture when pregnant is because that routine pre-birth acupuncture has been shown to decrease labor times and complications. Meaning an easier, safer labor and delivery process for you and your baby. The Chinese consider pregnancy a special time for health and healing, and have used acupuncture during pregnancy for millennia.
With its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture promotes healing in the body by improving the circulation of blood in the body. Acupuncture also balances the hormonal, nervous, and immune systems. Acupuncture has been proven safe and effective not only in pregnancy, but in treating a wide range of medical conditions, pain, and other issues.
Morning sickness: Many women experience morning sickness during the first two or three months of pregnancy and while it is common, it isn’t pleasant. Acupuncture works to balance the secretion of acid in the stomach which calms and reduces the feeling of nausea.
Insomnia: Pregnancy can make sleeping difficult, affecting both mother and baby. You may wake up frequently during the night, have problems falling asleep, or experience frequent dreams that interrupt a good night’s sleep. Prenatal acupuncture stimulates the natural production of melatonin, reduces anxiety and helps bring about a calm, relaxed mind so that you can get to sleep and have a restful night.
Stress and anxiety: Whether you normally feel like you are anxious or under a lot of stress, or have only started experiencing stress and anxiety since you became pregnant, acupuncture is highly useful. Acupuncture triggers the release of natural “feel good” hormones in the body, known as endorphins. Because it can work similar to meditation and alter the brainwaves, you feel more relaxed and less anxious or stressed.
Pain: From headaches and back pain to other types of pain, prenatal acupuncture works to eliminate pain by relaxing muscles, alleviating inflammation and tension in the back, and releasing endorphins which are chemicals that naturally reduce or alleviate pain.
Prenatal acupuncture also helps women who experience swelling in the feet and ankles caused by the accumulation of fluid, a condition known as edema that can be dangerous if left unchecked.
Acupuncture is also important for women who want to prepare for labor and make it as relaxing and easy as possible, as it lowers stress hormones, helps you relax, and assists in softening and relaxing sinews during cervical ripening.
To learn more about prenatal acupuncture and its benefits for women throughout pregnancy, contact Orlando Acupuncture today at 407-673-6700.