Acupuncture can help Pregnant Women and those Who Recently Gave Birth with Their Back Pain, along with other Common Symptoms of Childbearing

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Many people often see results after only 1 month of treatment. It is considered safe to have acupuncture during pregnancy to not only help relieve the physical pain, but also the mental stress that often accompanies the pain. Acupuncture during pregnancy is most commonly known to help relieve pelvis and low back pain.


During pregnancy the ligaments in the back and pelvic region soften and stretch to prepare for labor, which leads to added stress on the back and pelvic joints.


A scientific study conducted with a total of 1040 women, concluded that acupuncture significantly relieved pain during pregnancy, improved functional status, and quality of life. Additionally, there were no severe adverse influences on the newborns due to the mother’s acupuncture treatment.


Acupuncture relieves pain by activating healthy blood flow to the areas of concern, while reducing the level of stress by blocking or delaying pain signals being sent to your brain, which significantly reduces the sensations all together.  


This ancient modality has been beneficial in all stages of pregnancy for centuries, not just during the initial 3 trimesters, but also for labor and into the 4th trimester, known as postpartum.


There are various reasons our patients have gotten acupuncture treatments during each trimester, noting that every symptom varies per patient and many of the concerns listed below are often in multiple trimesters.


Ways Acupuncture Helps During Your First Trimester


-miscarriage prevention

-alleviating morning sickness

-spotting or bleeding

-nausea or vomiting


Ways Acupuncture Helps During Your Second Trimester

-regulating digestion

-balancing nervous system

-sciatica pain

-back pain

-pelvic pain

-rib pain




Ways Acupuncture Helps During Your Third Trimester

-optimal positioning (breech or transverse babies)

-labor preparation

-labor induction (only if ready)


Ways Acupuncture Helps During Your Fourth Trimester (Postpartum Care)

-labor recovery



-lactation promotion

-pain relief

-healthy digestion

-recalibrating hormones


Despite the benefits known to help pregnant women, acupuncture has supported individuals in all walks of life to manage migraine headaches, alleviate nausea and vomiting, reduce heartburn, increase circulation, help with insomnia, improve certain auto immune diseases, balance hormones to help with anxiety and depression, even combat fatigue and more.


While it’s not always a dramatic, immediate change, the gradual results are appreciated. Our patients often explain how grateful they are for the regular care and support provided, especially through such a beautiful time as pregnancy.


Acupuncture and other TCM modalities can be a safe and valuable part of your pregnancy plan.


Acupuncture Minimizes Pain and Reduces Stress During All Stages of Pregnancy


Modern Acupuncture® is a natural pain relief solution and the leading provider of Acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that Acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body.

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