Congratulations! You’re pregnant!
And exhausted. And nauseous. Possibly even throwing up.
Pregnancy brings about all sorts of changes in how you feel, and not always for the better. Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester when it’s best to avoid medication if possible.
Exhaustion is the biggest issue that my pregnant patients grapple with. Acupuncture offers a safe, drug free approach to minimizing exhaustion and helping you get through your working day.
Morning sickness (or in bad cases, pregnancy sickness) also responds well to acupuncture. I have successfully treated everything from mild nausea, so that my patients can eat, to hyperemesis, which allows my patients to avoid trips to the ER and hospitalization for severe dehydration.
Generally, patients come in once a week during the first trimester. In the absence of complications, once the first trimester is over I recommend once a month treatments just to keep everything developing smoothly.