Acupuncture, Reiki and Reflexology are all safe therapies to be used during all trimesters of pregnancy. For many women it is an ideal method of providing drug free support for specific pregnancy related conditions such as anxiety, fatigue, constipation, morning sickness, heart burn, breech position and preparing the body for labour.
Women treated for fertility often continue with treatment throughout their pregnancy, through to their births. Treatment provides early pregnancy care, especially if the woman has had the added stress of suffering a previous miscarriage or if she has undergone Assisted Fertility.
Pre-birth acupuncture is a series of treatments in the final stages of pregnancy, starting at 36 weeks which helps the woman prepare for a safe labour. Acupuncture helps to build the mother’s qi-energy in preparation for delivery, whether that be vaginal or caesarean.
Moxibustion has been used for many centuries to turn breech babies. The end of the moxa stick is held next to the acupuncture point at the end of the little toe. After treatment and a demonstration, the treatment is then continued at home for up to 10 days or until the baby turns.
As well as encouraging ladies to seek regular treatment throughout their pregnancy it’s also advisable to seek post-partum care; whether that is for rest, improve breast milk supply or restore hormonal balance. Pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding are taxing on a woman’s body. Rest for both mother and baby are the most important aspects of post-partum recovery. Post-partum treatment can be used for conditions such as; anxiety, depression, insufficient lactation, fatigue, mastitis and pain.