Today I ran into a former patient who had suffered hyperemesis, vomiting during her entire pregnancy. She lives far away but came in because she was desperate for relief. She thanked me and introduced her new son. It was a reminder of how much help acupuncture can be during pregnancy.
Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy providing that certain traditional points are avoided (unless there is a very good reason like stopping a miscarriage.) Since Chinese medicine was so well documented over the years, it was possible to categorize points that would help or hurt a pregnancy and these points are well known by licensed acupuncturists.
Here is a good article from CBS news:
Updated on 09 June 2009
Source PA News
Acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of indigestion in pregnancy, new research suggests. Continue reading Acupuncture Helps Digestive Problems in Pregnancy