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Chinese Medicine is safe & effective during pregnancy

The MAA is dedicated to providing vital education about the benefits of Acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as helping you find an appropriate provider for your pregnancy needs.

For millennia, Acupuncture and herbs have not only enhanced fertility but also greatly benefitted women during pregnancy.  A highly sophisticated form of medicine emerged as long as 2500 years ago that began to address the needs of women in pregnancy.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be used to enhance the health of pregnant women and treat the diseases and discomforts associated with the perinatal period.

Acupuncture has received great acclaim by the Word Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) for its ability to safely and effectively treat many diseases and pain patterns.  A recent survey by a team of scientists evaluated the five major data banks for medical research and found that the adverse effects of Acupuncture during pregnant are very minimal and those were mainly pain and bruising at the site of needle.  No major complications were associated with Acupuncture during pregnancy.  We know Acupuncture is safe and beneficial to use in pregnancy. This is found both in the research literature and in our own vast clinical experiences.

Here is a general list of the indications for seeking out an Acupuncturist/TCM practitioner.

  • Anxiety and depression/Baby blues 
  • Bladder and uterine prolapse 
  • Bleeding during pregnancy
  • Breech and malpresentation (week 33)

  • Colds/Flu/Sinus infections/Pneumonia

  • Edema

  • Fertility issues

  • Fibroids in pregnancy

  • Gestational diabetes

  • Headaches

  • Heartburn

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hydroamniosis

  • Hyperemesis

  • Intra-hepatic cholestasis

  • Labor induction

  • Labor preparation/Cervical ripening (week 37)

  • Lactation issues/Mastitis

  • Low platelet count and other blood count issues
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain anywhere

  • Placenta previa/Placental ruptures

  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Pre-term labor
  • Recovery from C-section/Pain and swelling

  • Recurrent miscarriage

  • Retained placenta

  • Stalled labor/Inertia/Labor pain
  • Urinary tract Infections
  • Uterine ligament pain
  • Varicose veins


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