Pregnancy Acupuncture

Pregnancy Acupuncture in North London

 

Acupuncture can be beneficial during pregnancy for:

  • Nausea
  • Severe vomiting (hyperemesis)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Serious musculoskeletal pain e.g. back pain, sciatic nerve pain and pelvic pain
  • Turning babies from breech to head down presentation
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome 
  • Headaches 

 

We offer support for each trimester. 

Birth preparation

Acupuncture is a natural and gentle treatment which may help prepare for labour.

It can encourage the body to naturally release the hormones that soften and ripen the cervix (prostaglandins) and the hormone that triggers contractions (oxytocin). It can help to bring the baby into the best possible position for birth, helps to relax muscles and tendons, calms the mind and strengthens the blood and energy levels in order to prepare for labour and birth.
Evidence shows that acupuncture can reduce the chance of going overdue and makes it less likely that birth will need to be induced.
Musculoskeletal conditions

Acupuncture can be used to treat musculoskeletal problems. The insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body is proven to reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce endorphins (natural pain relieving chemicals), melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote wellbeing).
Severe vomiting (hyperemesis)

Severe vomiting (hyperemesis) can be experienced during pregnancy, usually during the first 12 weeks. Acupuncture can help to relieve the discomfort of hyperemesis.

“Having gone 7 days overdue with my second pregnancy, I decided to try acupuncture to avoid the need to be medically induced in hospital and also a  second caesarean section.  I had a very traumatic time in hospital and was anxious not to have another bad experience. i was recommended to see Colette by my reflexologist and in just three sessions, i went into labour and am now the proud mother of my beautiful daughter. Thank you, Colette  for all your guidance and support, The acupuncture was amazing and most definitely worked! “

 

Please call 0208 368 1130 to for further enquiries or fill in the contact form.