Pregnancy

Common Pregnancy Symptoms Treated

Chinese medicine boasts a long history of supporting women throughout pregnancy and post-partum. A safe and effective therapy, acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of symptoms in the first, second and third trimesters. In addition, nutritional counseling, herbs and moxibustion may be used for certain conditions. Here are some of the common pre and post-natal concerns that may be addressed by Chinese medicine:

Larson Acupuncture Pregnancy

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Lower back and pelvic pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cramping and bleeding
  • Eczema and other skin conditions
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Edema
  • Placenta previa
  • Insomnia
  • Breeched baby
  • Labor preparation
  • Delayed labor
  • Low milk production
  • Hormonal balancing

Labor Preparation and Delayed Labor

At Larson Acupuncture, we encourage mothers-to-be to begin a series of 4-5 labor preparation acupuncture treatments starting at 36 weeks. These treatments aim to encourage optimal maternal health before the birth of her baby, and encourage timely labor.

In cases of post-date babies, acupuncture can help encourage the body to go into labor on its own, rather than needing to be medically induced. Labor induction is a medical process using various pharmaceutical and physical methods to stimulate labor. Acupuncture for delayed labor, on the other hand, takes the approach of supporting the mother’s energy, helping to prepare her cervix and uterus for labor, and reducing the stress and anxiety that many women feel when their baby is post-date. We recommend 2-4 treatments to address delayed labor.