Acupuncture's benefits before, during and after pregnancy
Guest post written by Nicole Ware, L.Ac of Heal Acupuncture. Many people are aware of the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to enhance fertility, but did you know that once you are pregnant, acupuncture continues to be helpful? I’ve worked with many women to become pregnant and continue to see many of these same women throughout pregnancy. Acupuncture can aid with morning sickness during the first trimester if ginger tea is not enough. Since most women avoid medication during this time, acupuncture is a drug-free treatment that can help with back pain, headaches and sciatica. Post-pregnancy, I work with many new moms to encourage lactation and help rebalance hormones. Acupuncture for postpartum mood dips can also be effective as your body readjusts to a new lifestyle and hormonal levels.