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Is acupuncture safe in pregnancy?

Yes, acupuncture is safe to have when pregnant. In actual fact it can help your baby, ensuring it grows healthy.

Research has proven that acupuncture is perfectly safe to have whilst pregnant and can reduce commonly seen problems in pregnancy.

Always make sure you have acupuncture when pregnant from a qualified acupuncturist who has trained to give acupuncture on pregnant women.

An experienced acupuncturist will never insert acupuncture needles on your abdomen on in acupuncture points that are contraindicated during pregnancy, for example Sanyinjiao (SP 6).


Carr. (2015) The safety of obstetric acupuncture: forbidden points revisited. Acupunct Med; 33(5):413-9. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2015-010936.