Here at Quiescence we strongly believe in supporting women in both body and mind through the exciting yet often daunting transition to becoming a mum.
We find many women turn to acupuncture looking for a safe, natural and drug free way of supporting their bodies during pregnancy. With years of experience, and many of us parents ourselves, this is something we truly love to offer.
The best time for pregnancy acupuncture is when you are struggling the most.
We like to offer weekly treatment during the first trimester to support you through its many challenges including:
- Nausea and vomiting (‘morning sickness’)
- Recurrent miscarriage
Once you are feeling stronger within your pregnancy we recommend fortnightly to monthly treatments to support the health, growth and development of you and your baby.
At 34 weeks we once again return to more frequent acupuncture treatments now focusing on:
- Easing back and hip pain
- Managing pelvic instability
- Managing reflux and other digestive complaints
- Calming anxiety
- Encouraging a healthy birth
Chinese Medicine has a long history of supporting women through pregnancy.
In fact the earliest known recorded treatments for pregnant women are in a medical text written around the year 200CE called the Jin Gui Yao Lue. Since then there has been a steady growth of knowledge and understanding in how to address both common and complex pregnancy related conditions.
The beauty of acupuncture during pregnancy, especially if you are struggling with morning sickness, is that it is purely bodywork. No need to take drugs or bad tasting medicines. The acupoints most commonly used are on the arms, legs, wrists and ankles. Our technique is as gentle as possible and conducted with the well being of our patients at the foremost of our minds.
While there are acupoints that are historically considered not to be safe to use during pregnancy, as practitioners who frequently treat pregnant women we are well aware of their locations, actions and reasons for being contraindicated.