Acupuncture during pregnancy

Acupuncture has many benefits during the pregnancy. Medical studies have shown that regular treatments can:

  • Result in a shorter duration of labour contractions.
  • Achieve a 35% reduction in medical induction rate. 
  • Reduce emergency cesarean procedures by 32%.

(ref: Medical acupuncture, 2006. 17(3):17-20)


Acupuncture has been used for many centuries to help women get a successful  pregnancy.

From the onset of pregnancy, as you body learns to adapt to the physical and hormonal changes taking place, regular acupuncture treatments will effectively treat, without medications, early pregnancy  symptoms such as: early morning sickness resulting in headaches, nausea, stress, anxiety and sleeping difficulties.

Later during the pregnancy fluid retention problems and lack of energy issues can be greatly improved with acupuncture.

In the final stages of the pregnancy,  your acupuncturist can harmonize the hormonal and physical changes taking place as your body gradually prepares itself to the delivery.

If you are overdue, specific acupuncture points and very gentle techniques can very  safely, effectively, and painlessly be used to reduce discomfort, and induce the labour contractions.

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