Prenatal Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

The best time of your life begins with the discovery of being pregnant. Congratulations! You performed a miracle. You are now the one, who gives shelter to new growing life. Pregnancy can be an amazing and life changing journey in a woman’s life and an incredible experience. However, your nine-month-journey to motherhood is not only filled with happiness but also with challenges. You will discover new aches and pains that probably never existed. These changes highly affect the woman’s body and mind, and can be quite challenging.

Looking after yourself and your unborn baby is a number one priority that goes hand in hand with a lot of unanswered questions and doubts. How do you find all the answers that are individually right for both of you? Oriental Health supports and assists you as you embark on the journey to maternity. Oriental Health is your companion, when the challenges make you feel out of balance and energy.

Do You Experience Typical Prenatal Symptoms?

Your pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, each lasting 13-14 weeks. Each time period is characterized by different changes and body conditions:

  • Emotional factors: mood swings, sadness, anxiety and depression;
  • Physical factors: morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, back pain, headache, leg cramps, heartburn and digestive disorders;
  • Mental factors: stress, fatigue and low energy.

You are not alone! Statistically, almost 80 percent of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting in their first trimester. Another 14 percent suffer from feelings of dread, gloom and hopelessness, and a loss of interest in normally pleasurable activities.

How Does TCM Support Your Pregnancy?

AcupuncturepregnancyTCM encourages and restores physical, emotional and even mental harmony and helps you to maintain your inner balance and wellbeing. It further helps you to better cope with the changes that pregnancy brings to the female body and mind. TCM pursues an integrated and holistic approach in combination with different treatments like acupuncture and massage.

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been applied in China for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. It is believed to stimulate the nervous system and to activate the body’s self-regulating systems. It helps to foster the natural healing process of the body and therefore, promote emotional and physical wellbeing. During pregnancy acupuncture has the following benefits:

  • Focuses on establishing a healthy foundation for pregnancy;
  • Maintains balance and provides amelioration of common aches and pains;
  • Helps women to prepare for peaceful labor and delivery.

How Does Acupuncture Improve Your Pregnancy and Benefit Your Unborn Baby?

TCM encourages and restores physical, emotional and even mental harmony and helps you to maintain your inner balance and wellbeing. It further helps you to better cope with the changes that pregnancy brings to the female body and mind. TCM pursues an integrated and holistic approach in combination with different treatments like acupuncture and massage.

Acupuncture increases your blood flow, which leads to an improved distribution of oxygen and nutrients. Simultaneously, it lowers the level of inflammation in your body and supports your immune system. A study from Stanford University School of Medicine proves a bigger reduction in depression symptoms for women using acupuncture treatment. 50 percent had a reduction in the symptoms! Acupuncture can be beneficial from the very beginning and supports a healthy and peaceful pregnancy in offering relief from the complaints:

First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
  • Morning sickness
  • Colds and flus
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorder
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Heartburn
  • Leg cramps
  • Sciata
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Muscle aches
  • Preterm labor
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • High blood pressure
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Labor preparation
  • Malpositioning of baby

What are the benefits of TCM?

  • Offers safe relief from common complaints
  • Helps to prevent miscarriage
  • Assists in preparing the body for birth
  • Aids in post-natal recovery

How does TCM consider pregnancy?

  • The mother resembles the vessel into which the unborn child is placed, so her state of health is of great importance
  • The child inherits inborn Qi from its parents
  • Qi is the Individual’s energy foundation that determines the child’s basic constitution

How to stay healthy during pregnancy?

  • Do not drink coffee or alcohol
  • Do not smoke
  • Eat healthy, but avoid cold and raw food
  • Rest and take naps
  • Relax in nature
  • Sleep sufficiently
  • Reduce stress and workload
  • Do not let fellows scare you with horror pregnancy stories

Contact us for an appointment with our TCM practitioner
DrGrace
Grace Yu
info@orientalhealth.com.hk