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A safe, effective treatment through all three trimesters

Acupuncture is considered safe and effective during pregnancy. It offers complementary care that has multiple benefits to the pregnant woman during all trimesters of her term. And because acupuncture has virtually no side effects, many expectant women now seek this alternative to drug therapy for a number of common pregnancy symptoms.

Acupuncture is considered safe and effective—with multiple benefits—through all three trimesters.

And because it has virtually no side effects, many expectant women now seek acupuncture as an alternative to drug therapy for common pregnancy symptoms like:

Stress management or anxiety

Helps soothe the nervous system to subdue anxiety and ease tension

Morning sickness

May lessen the intensity and duration of symptoms (if queasiness is more persistent, herbs and nutritional counseling may be recommended)

Aches and joint pain

Relieves discomfort from hormonal and postural changes as your body makes room for baby (i.e., lower back and neck pain, sciatica, wrist pain/carpal tunnel syndrome)


Miscarriage precautionary

May help prevent some of the causes of first trimester miscarriage by regulating hormones and optimizing progesterone, which are essential for building placenta and maintaining balance in the uterus for a well-sustained, healthy pregnancy

Breech position

Chinese Medicine for breech has been used since ancient times. A point on the fifth toe (known for its influence on the fetus) is stimulated with an herb, moxa (Mugwort), which is burned over this point. The burning of the moxa stick stimulates heat receptors on the skin of the toe and encourages the release of two pregnancy hormones that lead to uterine contractions: placental estrogen and prostaglandins.

Non-invasive, painless and even relaxing, treatment on this modality is used in conjunction with other needled points throughout the body. Treatment for breech can start as early as 32 weeks.

Labor preparation

Successfully promotes labor naturally when a woman is past due (no later than three days past her due date). Benefits of acupuncture for labor preparation:

  • influences cervical dilation
  • stimulates uterine contractions
  • reduces time from due date to delivery
  • reduces likelihood of medical induction
  • provides relaxation in cases of emotional distress