Pregnancy and Women's Health

Acupuncture for Anaemia during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for tiredness from anaemia experienced during during pregnancy

There are a number of causes of anaemia with iron deficiency anaemia being the most common. During pregnancy, women can be more prone to iron deficiency anaemia at the 20 week period and in the last four to six weeks. Factors such as poor eating habits or having a history of repeated miscarriages ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for back pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy causes changes in the hormonal system. In particular, altered progesterone levels  can have an effect on the ligaments of the body. This is why even in early stages of pregnancy, before the weight of the growing baby has a chance to put strain on the musculoskeletal structure, women can ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Sinusitis during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for sinusitis experienced during pregnancy

Many symptoms that women experience during pregnancy are often  from a western medical diagnostic perspective just put down to “hormonal changes”. In the case of sinusitis that comes on during pregnancy, it is thought that the hormonal changes lead to a drying out of the membranes causing ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Long Periods

Acupuncture treatment can help for long periods

The use of Chinese herbs and acupuncture in the treatment of long periods has been used for centuries. Long bleeding is regarded as that being up to  7 days or more, however the bleeding itself  is in fact not excessive or heavy. Bleeding for too many days can  lead to weakness and tiredness which ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Acupuncture can help for premenstrual syndrome

It is reported that up to 80% of women experience some degree of pre-menstrual syndrome and 20-30% of women experience what is termed clinically significant PMS. Acupuncture for Pre-menstrual syndrome is an effective treatment and Harvard Medical School researchers have confirmed this. The ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Mastitis

Acupuncture can help mastitis

Chinese medicine has the view that each major organ has an energy meridian line running up or down the body which connects with other meridians and then links to the main organ itself. All areas of the body are traversed by a meridian and the breast is no exception. The liver, gall bladder and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Depression during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for depression during pregnancy

Women can experience an imbalance of many emotions during pregnancy including irritability, anxiety and depression. Research has demonstrated that  acupuncture can help for post-natal depression so it is only natural to conclude that acupuncture for depression during pregnancy may also help. There ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Cervical Ripening

Acupuncture for cervical ripening

Cervical ripening is when the cervix prepares for the birth of the child. The cervix softens and stretches which is necessary for labour. Research has shown that acupuncture for cervical ripening lessens the need for medical induction and hastens the delivery time. The acupuncture points used in the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for varicose veins during pregnancy

Acupuncture for varicose veins during pregnancy can help

  Chinese herbs and acupuncture for varicose veins have been used for centuries and now more western women are seeking help with varicose veins during pregnancy. Western medicine has no treatment to offer apart from basic self-care measures which include management of weight, drinking water, ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Heartburn during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for heart burn during pregnancy

Acupuncture can be very effective for heartburn in pregnancy. Heartburn is a particular problem in the 3rd trimester and can be so severe that women cannot sleep without being propped up by pillows.  From a western medial perspective, the increased progesterone and oestrogen hormones relax the ... Continue Reading >>