At Village Remedies clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we see many women during pregnancy and offer support for various issues that may pop up while growing a new little one.
The body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy both hormonally and physically, so inevitably different things will come up for different women. These can include:
Insomnia or sleep difficulties
Reflux or digestive problems
Breach baby position
During pregnancy, the use of medications and medical interventions is limited, so things are preferably managed naturally first, before other measures are taken. It is important to remember though, that your doctor and midwife are your primary carers during pregnancy, so listen to their advice. We’re here to offer support where and when we can.
How Can Acupuncture Help During Pregnancy?
From a Chinese medicine perspective, while you’re pregnant, it is our job to treat you like the empress. We want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible at all times, that we help reduce any pain or tension, that you’re sleeping well, digestion is working well, you have energy and feel happy.
Acupuncture has been shown to be a safe intervention during pregnancy. We’re simply using needles to help stimulate the body’s own natural ability to adapt, heal and recover. The points we use are typically on the arms and legs, and so are safe for you and the baby. Coming up to your labour date, there are also points that have been traditionally indicated to help encourage labour as well (we avoid these during the rest of your pregnancy).