Acupuncture in Pregnancy
By: Dr. Jeda Boughton
Pregnancy is an exciting life event, however it can be physically and emotionally challenging as your growing baby puts intense demands on your body. For over 2000 years, women have turned to acupuncture for pregnancy related conditions. This safe, effective form of treatment offers drug-free relief from problems associated with pregnancy and can help prevent those problems from becoming serious enough to require medical treatment.
Planning for a Healthy Family
Acupuncture assists your internal organs to function at their best and promotes a harmonious balance between the yin and yang forces in the body. Regular treatments throughout pregnancy ensure that both you and your baby stay comfortable and healthy and help reduce the likelihood of medical intervention. At term, acupuncture ripens the cervix and promotes an efficient labour. Once your baby arrives, continued treatment speeds recovery and increases your strength during the first weeks of motherhood.
The practitioners at BodaHealth have completed extensive post-graduate training in obstetrics. We have a wide range of experience with women through pre conception and through to delivery. Talk to your doctor at BodaHealth about when you should start acupuncture treatments, and how often you should be treated during your pregnancy.
Acupuncture is effectively used for treating many pregnancy-related problems, including:
- Morning Sickness
- Threatened miscarriage
- Constipation & Hemorrhoids
- Back Pain and Sciatica
- Gestational diabetes
- Bladder infections
- High blood pressure
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Breech Presentation
- Premature labour
- Ripening the cervix for inducing labour
To find out more about acupuncture for pregnancy call 604-733-2632, or email us through our contact page here.
Dr. Jeda Boughton is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist in Vancouver. She is also a Registered Herbologist and the founder of BodaHealth.