Greatest joy but with minor downfalls
Though commonly regarded as possibly the most joyous moment in a person’s life, pregnancy comes with quite a lot of sacrifice, including the need to endure all the changes that tend to occur all of a sudden, practically. This includes considerable changes, both hormonal and physical in nature. Therefore, despite all the joy, it is often regarded as a fairly inconvenient period of one’s life, women especially. What accompanies pregnancy are such “symptoms” as nausea, excessive fatigue and numerous other similar conditions that are, unfortunately, regarded as quite regular part of the entire process of giving a birth to a child.
Acupuncture – minutes of fame
Regarded as one of the most effective, non-consequential and tender methods for coming to terms and relieving all the above mentioned problems is acupuncture. If performed on a regular basis during the period of entire pregnancy, it does not only form the foundation for a healthy mother, but for the child as well. Also, and this will be of interest to the greatest majority of pregnant women, women who undergo acupuncture are known to have much effortless birth in comparison to those women who completely leave out acupuncture. As a proof of these miraculous effects of acupuncture on pregnancy are the results of a substantial number of research studies conducted in Europe, which revealed that those pregnant women who underwent acupuncture sessions once a week, during the last month of their pregnancy were “rewarded” with a much shorter labor, in comparison to the pregnant women who did no such thing.
Acupuncture as such is, however, not only extremely helpful in terms of pregnancy, but also when it comes to remedying numerous postpartum ailments, which can unwillingly befall a person. Some of the most frequently treated ones with this traditional method are the following – morning sickness, nausea, insomnia, anemia, lack of energy, constipation, depression, anxiety, pain in the back, sciatica, heartburn, carpal tunnel syndrome, elevated blood pressure, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, breech presentation, labor pain, delayed labor, postpartum depression, and last but not the least, lactation related issues.
One question that many pregnant women are surely to ask concerns the safety and potential dangers, if any, of acupuncture in terms of pregnancy. As a matter of fact, prenatal acupuncture is known to be in usage for quite some time for the purpose of aiding pregnant women, thus making their pregnancy as healthy as possible and their delivery as stress, pain and complications-free as possible.