Prenatal Acupuncture

Serving Greater Orlando Area

 

If you’re expecting, Acupuncture should be on your to do list!

Prenatal acupuncture is one of the best things you can do for your body during this very special time. The benefits of pre-birth acupuncture include an easier more natural birth process with less pain and shorter labor times.

Why is prenatal acupuncture so amazing?

The number one reason that women get acupuncture during pregnancy is because they have back pain, morning sickness, or other symptoms and they want a natural, effective treatment to give them relief.

prenatal-acupunctureAcupuncture is also important for women who want to have a shorter, easier labor and delivery process. Acupuncture can help to make your pregnancy, labor, and delivery as relaxing and smooth as possible, as it lowers stress hormones, helps you relax, and assists in softening and relaxing muscles and tissues that are involved in the process. Benefits of routine pre-birth acupuncture include less pain, shorter labor, and fewer complications.  Women who are working with a birthing center find that there is a reduced risk of transfer to a hospital when they have a course of pre-natal acupuncture. All of this makes for 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 well over 1,000 years.

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 that may occur during pregnancy.

Pain. From headaches and back pain to other types of pain, prenatal acupuncture works to eliminate pain by relaxing muscles, alleviating inflammation, increasing circulation, and releasing endorphins which are chemicals that naturally reduce pain.  Acupuncture is one of the very few methods of pain relief that is both very effective and safe during pregnancy.

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 can reduce 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 often feel anxious or have only started experiencing stress and anxiety since you became pregnant, acupuncture is highly effective. Acupuncture triggers the release of natural “feel good” hormones in the body, known as endorphins. Because it can work similar to meditation, you feel more relaxed and less anxious or stressed.

High Blood pressure and Swelling, Prenatal acupuncture also helps women who experience changes in circulation such as hypertension or swelling in the feet and ankles, a condition known as edema, that can occur during pregnancy.

The best way to get the benefits of pre-natal acupuncture is to start early on in pregnancy. To learn more about prenatal acupuncture and its benefits contact Orlando Acupuncture today, and schedule a consultation or call Orlando Acupuncture today at 407-673-6700.

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