IS ACUPUNCTURE A SAFE TREATMENT TO USE DURING EARLY PREGNANCY?

As long as it is performed by a fully qualified Acupuncturist with Obstetric knowledge and experience, acupuncture is a very safe treatment protocol to use throughout your whole pregnancy. Our Austin Therapies Pregnancy Acupuncture Brisbane clinic offers exactly that.

There are a number of symptoms that occur in early pregnancy that are quite common. These are all very treatable with acupuncture and are as follows:

  • nausea and vomiting
  • constipation
  • headaches
  • fatigue

There are some more serious conditions leading on from these, such as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which currently affects 2:1000 pregnancies. The symptoms of this condition are continuous nausea and vomiting – the big danger being that the patient becomes dehydrated. This condition needs to be referred directly to a hospital.

Once the electrolyte imbalance and ketosis – caused by the dehydration – is under control, acupuncture is then a great choice of treatment to help prevent another hospital admission and help bring the body back into balance.

Treatment at our Pregnancy Acupuncture Brisbane clinic would involve a few acupuncture needles (according to pattern diagnosis) and two to three treatments per week until the body comes back into balance. The time needed varies according to the patient. Some diet and lifestyle changes may also be required.

Other early pregnancy conditions that may be treated with acupuncture are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bleeding
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Once again, caution is required with signs of abdominal pain, bleeding and urinary tract infection as they may all be signs of something more serious – the main one being threatened miscarriage or in some cases ectopic pregnancy or kidney infection.

At Austin Therapies Pregnancy Acupuncture Brisbane clinic we are well aware of the presenting symptoms and their dangers. We always refer to hospital immediately if required.

Contact us today at Austin Therapies Pregnancy Acupuncture Brisbane clinic – 0421 411 508 for an OBLIGATION-FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT.