Pregnancy and Women's Health

Which acupuncture points are used for menstrual pain?

Often heat applied to lower abdomen can provide some relief of menstrual cramps

Research has shown that acupuncture points on the leg are more sensitive during the menstrual cycle.Treatment using acupuncture on specific acupuncture points also provided better and longer lasting pain relief than those taking Ibuprofen. There are many unwanted side effects from ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for posterior presentation

Acupuncture will help more than wishful thinking to turn a posterior baby position

Acupuncture and moxibustion can help for both breech and posterior position of the baby during pregnancy. Dr Debra Betts, PhD, author of The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth has had many years of experience in observing results in the treatment of malposition of babies ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for anxiety during pregnancy

There are many mental symptoms that may be classified as anxiety and depression that could be experienced during pregnancy. These include crying for no reason, overwhelming irritability or feelings of butterflies in the stomach. Other women complain of insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations, or even ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Haemorrhoids during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can provide relief for haemorrhoids during pregnancy

Haemorrhoids are often accompanied with constipation and may be complicated with the pressure of the foetus pressing on the bowel. There may also be bleeding caused by the haemorroids as well as itching. More than fifty percent of women can have haemorrhoids and it is more common in the second and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture Treatment for Insomnia during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for insomnia experienced during pregnancy

From a western medical viewpoint, certain pregnancy related symptoms like heart burn, nausea and general stress may be contributing factors leading to sleeping problems during pregnancy. The medical treatment for insomnia that is experienced during pregnancy, is very  limited and women are usually ... Continue Reading >>

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 >>