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Acupuncture for pregnancy pain

A lot to women suffer from aches and pains during their pregnancy, it is normal. As the baby grows it presses on surrounding parts of the body, which can be painful. It also causes the uterus and skin to stretch, which can be painful.

Common problems experienced in pregnancy include:

  • Nausea and vomiting (morning sickness)
  • Tiredness
  • Poor memory and concentration (baby brain)
  • Pelvic girdle pain

it's not advisable to take pain killers whilst pregnant, not even paracetamol as research has shown that it can affect a male foetus testosterone levels. Acupuncture during pregnancy can be used instead to reduce many types of pain.

Traditional acupuncture is very safe to have whilst pregnant and it won't harm your baby The ancient Chinese have used acupuncture for thousands of years to treat pregnancy problems.

Specific points are used to treat the pregnancy pain but none on the abdomen so it won't harm the baby. Needles are inserted on the legs and buttocks to treat the pain. It's always advisable to have acupuncture from a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

I specialise in treating pregnant women for a wide range of pregnancy related problems.