Acupuncture is among the most reliable forms of alternative medicine. It has been around for almost 3,000 years and its benefits continue to please many people, especially pregnant women or those who are planning to get pregnant. If you want to find out why, we’ve listed a few interesting points that you might find beneficial:
Trying to Conceive
Unsuccessful attempts of trying to conceive can be an emotional roller coaster, which could put stress into your relationship. About one in six Australian couples, or approximately three million Australians, are infertile. If you’re among them, don’t lose hope yet. There are still ways to help you get pregnant.
Acupuncture helps increase fertility by improving blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. This thickens the lining of the uterus and can increase the possibility of embryo implantation. It also improves the function of the neuroendocrine system, which promotes the release of hormones that stimulate the adrenal glands, ovaries, and reproductive organs.
Preparing for Labour
Many pregnant women become anxious at the thought of childbirth because it is often a long and painful process that doesn’t always go to plan. It’s important however, to relax and feel as comfortable as possible before your due date. Research shows that women who fear childbirth tend to have longer and more complicated labours.
Acupuncture involves the use of needles at certain points on the body. It stimulates energy throughout your system to soften pelvic ligaments and increase blood flow for dilation. It can also reduce your sensitivity to pain by increasing the ‘feel good chemicals’ endorphins.
Coping with Pregnancy Blues
Being pregnant means carrying additional weight, making it difficult to move and maintain proper posture, so muscular aches and pains are common. It also causes morning sickness and increases the incidence of constipation, fatigue, heartburn, and preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. Acupuncture can help ease such conditions by targeting specific points in the body, so your system is balanced.
Pregnancy is probably among the best things that can happen to a woman. Don’t let certain issues get in the way. Contact us for natural therapies like acupuncture that promote conception and worry-free pregnancy.