Can acupuncture help during early pregnancy?
Yes. When trying to conceive with fertility treatment, your body is subjected to a surge of hormones. You’ll likely be optimising your diet, improving your lifestyle and trying to minimise stress to get pregnant faster. As a result, your body might be experiencing a change to its normal functioning and fertility acupuncture can help to prepare the body for pregnancy.
During pregnancy, there are many physical and emotional changes in your body; your hormones change, your uterus changes shape and size, your breasts change, your skin changes, muscles in the body change, your blood volume increases by 50% which means that not only does your Heart need to work harder but so does your Spleen, Liver, Stomach and Kidney organs and meridians.
If your body is struggling to harmonise, various pregnancy symptoms arise such as nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, headache and insomnia.
Acupuncture is a safe, very effective and drug-free treatment for any trimester of pregnancy and can be a very good solution to many pregnancy symptoms when performed by a fully trained acupuncturist, focused on keeping Qi and Blood in harmony to support the healthy growth of the baby.