How Acupuncture Can Be Helpful During Early Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a very integral part of traditional Chinese medicine and has been used in China for several hundred years. According to experts, acupuncture is based on the belief that Qi- a vital energy flows through the human body in a network of channels called meridians. Acupuncture claims that Qi has two life forces – the yin and the yang. While they are opposite, they are also balancing forces that together form a whole. Human health is seen as a balance of these forces, and it is believed that problems with the flow of Qi can greatly affect your physical health. In fact, acupuncture experts claim that this form of medicine can be beneficial in early pregnancy! So, can fertility acupuncture in SF be of use to you? Read on to know more!
Benefits of Opting for Fertility Acupuncture in Early Pregnancy
Hundreds of women across the glove credit acupuncture for easing a number of pregnancy-related symptoms such as constipation, heartburn, edema in the feet, sciatica, and even carpal tunnel syndrome. Listed below are a few of the symptoms that acupuncture can help with, according to several studies conducted over the years.
Morning Sickness: According to acupuncture experts, traditional acupuncture that targets the wrist area can indeed reduce the nausea and vomiting that pregnant women suffer from. While this may mean you will need to undergo several acupuncture sessions, it is totally worth it!
Lower Back and Pelvic Pain: As per a paper published by the American Journal of Obstetrics &  Gynecology, acupuncture can dramatically alleviate pelvic pain and pain in the lower back. Acupuncture also helps reduce pain in the lower back, hips and legs following childbirth.
Depression: It is not uncommon for women to suffer from depression during pregnancy. In fact, studies suggest that one in four women suffers from it. Thankfully, a targeted type of acupuncture may help reduce depression. According to a study published in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the year 2010, clinically depressed pregnant women received acupuncture, and about 63% of them responded to it positively.
Headaches: Research also suggests that acupuncture can dramatically reduce pregnancy-induced migraine headaches. Women who receive acupuncture during early pregnancy tend to rely less on medication for headaches. Aside from this, acupuncture can also help in getting to sleep as well as staying asleep – a problem many pregnant women combat!
If you are in your first trimester, and struggling with pregnancy-related symptoms, fret not! Contact Anchor Acupuncture and Wellness – one of the best fertility acupuncture centers in SF. No matter what your symptoms may be, our doctors will tailor a customized program to help you feel better – almost instantly! Call 415-855-3112 to schedule an appointment today!

Amanda Moler is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fertility acupuncturist (FABORM), serving San Francisco, CA.  Her educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Antioch College in 2001 and in 2010, her master’s degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2008, she also attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL for education on acupuncture and oriental medicine. Asa Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she has gained recognition for treating complex women fertility cases, providing guidance on painful side-effects of drugs, hormones, and maintaining the overall well-being of women. Follow Anchor Acupuncture and Amanda Moler on Facebook , Instagram, LinkedIn.