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Potential Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment During Pregnancy

Acupuncture has been used successfully for nearly 5,000 years to treat a multitude of disharmonies and diseases. Many conditions that may arise during pregnancy are especially amenable to acupuncture treatment since it is a completely natural and non-toxic modality. An added benefit to acupuncture treatment is that as the motherís energies become more strengthened and balanced, her unborn baby is also strengthened and balanced. This often leads to a more comfortable gestation period, and delivery, and for a happier baby and mother.

The following is a partial list developed by the World Health Organization of pregnancy-related conditions acupuncture is known to effectively treat:

  • Nausea/heartburn
  • Fatigue
  • Rib pain
  • Back/spinal pain
  • Pain syndromes
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Abnormal discharges
  • Urinary dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Breech position
  • Spontaneous Miscarriage
  • Postpartum depression
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Anemia
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Recurrent colds
  • Immune deficiency
  • Insomnia
  • Breast problems (mastitis, painful breasts)
  • Inadequate milk production

Netta M. Hart, Licensed Acupuncturist, 18 Coastal Way, Greenland, NH 03840