Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles. The stimulation of the sensory nerves encourages the release of natural substances, such as endorphins, which block pain signals and help to provide relief for pregnancy symptoms.
Acupuncture is known for relieving a number of pregnancy symptoms including (but not limited to) morning sickness, pelvic pain, swelling, insomnia and headaches. It is incredibly safe and a well-recognised treatment for pregnant women and has countless success stories.
At Pregma, we believe in achieving the best pregnancy and birth for you possible. We have a fantastic team of Acupuncture therapists who are ready to help and expertly guide you through your pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture is very safe for pregnant women and whilst there are fears, research shows that acupuncture for pregnant women does not result in any increase in miscarriage, preterm labor, or any other danger to the pregnancy. However there are certain pressure points that it is not recommended to use during pregnancy so only use an acupuncture therapist that is certified and specialises in pregnancy to ensure your safety and ease.
There are two areas of the foot that should be avoided during pregnancy. They are the reflexology areas directly connected to the uterus and ovaries, which are located on the inside and outside of both ankles in the hollow areas just under the ankle bones.