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Navigating Pregnancy with Acupuncture: A Practical Guide


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Pregnancy is a journey with its share of ups and downs. As an expectant mother, comfort and well-being are top priorities. At Acupuncture Surrey, we understand the challenges of pregnancy and are here to discuss the practical benefits of acupuncture. In this blog, we'll explore how acupuncture can address common issues such as pelvic girdle pain, assist with turning breach babies, and potentially aid in labour induction. Our aim is to provide you with straightforward insights into the tangible benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy.


Relieving the Aches: Acupuncture for Pelvic Girdle Pain


When you're pregnant, your body goes through a lot of changes, and sometimes that can lead to pelvic girdle pain. It's a common issue for moms-to-be. Acupuncture is a way of using thin needles in certain spots on your body to help with this pain. At Acupuncture Surrey, we know how important it is to make this pain more manageable.


Our experienced practitioners use acupuncture to target the areas where you're feeling the pain in your pelvis. The goal is to make you feel less tense and more comfortable. Acupuncture can also trigger your body to release endorphins, which are like natural pain relievers. The best part is that it's a way to feel better without taking any medicine.


Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in reducing pelvic girdle pain, and that's why many soon-to-be moms choose it. What's great about acupuncture is that it can be adjusted to fit what you need. Each session is made just for you, whether you have sharp pains or a dull ache. Our team at Acupuncture Surrey will work with you to figure out the best plan for your specific pain.


Turning the Tide: Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Breech Babies


Having a baby is an amazing journey, but sometimes, the way the baby is positioned can make things a bit tricky, especially if the baby is breech. This can be stressful for moms-to-be. That's where acupuncture and moxibustion come in offering a gentle approach to encourage the baby to move into the best position for birth.


With acupuncture and moxibustion, we target specific points on your body linked to the uterus and pelvis. These special points are believed to influence the baby's movements, helping them turn from a breech position to a head-down one, which is ideal for birth.


Even though every pregnancy is different, some moms have shared that acupuncture really helped their breech babies turn around. It's important to start acupuncture sessions a bit before your due date, giving enough time for the baby to move naturally.

Easing into Motherhood: Acupuncture for Inducing Labour

As your due date gets closer, you might be thinking a lot about labour. Sometimes, a little help is needed to start the labour process naturally. Acupuncture is one way that can support the start of labour without using any drugs.


During acupuncture, specific points on your body are stimulated. In the case of labour induction, these points are thought to influence contractions in the uterus and help the cervix get ready. This stimulation encourages the release of hormones, like oxytocin, which is important for starting labour.


At Acupuncture Surrey, our skilled practitioners understand how important it is to be careful when helping with labour. They create sessions that fit your needs, using a mix of acupuncture points believed to make labour smoother and more efficient. The goal isn't to force labour but to help your body get ready for childbirth in a natural way.


It's good to know that while some studies show a connection between acupuncture and labour induction, everyone's body is different, so how you respond might be unique to you.

Embracing Tranquillity: Acupuncture for Stress Relief in Pregnancy

For moms-to-be going through a lot of feelings, hormone changes, and getting ready for being a mom, acupuncture can be a break. It's a chance to take it slow, breathe, and find a peaceful moment in all the craziness.


Acupuncture helps with stress during pregnancy in many ways. By targeting specific acupuncture points, practitioners aim to regulate the nervous system. This makes your body release endorphins, which are like natural stress-relievers. It doesn't just make your body feel less tense, but it also makes you feel calm and good even after the acupuncture is done.

Get in touch with us a Acupuncture Surrey

Pregnancy is a significant time, and we're here at Acupuncture Surrey to support you with a holistic approach. You can find out more about our clinics at www.acupuncture-surrey.co.uk and can arrange for a free, no obligation, 15 minute consultation by emailing us at info@acupuncture-surrey.co.uk.





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