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Acupuncture for Pregnancy

We support patients through fertility through  pregnancy to birth

Many people experience a relaxing and calming effect during and after acupuncture treatment. This can help to maintain a healthy pregnancy by reducing the negative effects of stress hormones on both mother and baby.

 

There are a number of conditions commonly experienced during pregnancy, which can be safely managed or treated with acupuncture.

Headaches and pain

  • Headaches are a problem in pregnancy as most pharmaceutical pain killers have unwelcome side effects. The National institute for health and clinical care excellence (NICE) recommends a using course of acupuncture for the treatment of tension headaches and migraines.

 

  • Body pains are common in pregnancy, particularly in the later stages. In our experience, acupuncture can make a real difference in the management of pregnancy related back and groin pain, leg cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome. We use a combination of massage and acupuncture and lots of pillows to keep our clients comfortable.

Nausea & Vomiting

There is a spectrum running from mild nausea to hospitalisation due to severe vomiting. Acupuncture is most useful at the mild end of the spectrum. For many women it helps to reduce the intensity of the nausea, but requires twice weekly treatment for best effect.

Digestive problems

  • Digestive problems
    It’s common for women to experience digestive changes, particularly constipation and haemorrhoids during pregnancy. Acupuncture and dietary recommendations can be effective for alleviating many gastro intestinal problems.

Pre Birth Acupuncture

Acupuncturist in Finchley

Colette Assor Lic Ac MBAcC Acupuncturist for fertility, pregnancy  & women's health

Colette Assor Lic Ac MBAcC is a highly experienced acupuncturist with over 20 years post graduate clinical experience.  Colette practices from established clinics in Finchley and Hendon North West London.