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TCM and Acupuncture in Pregnancy

A Chinese medicine approach

Acupuncture is used throughout pregnancy and postpartum to aid many aliments and assist healing and recovery. Traditional Chinese medicine views pregnancy from the perspective of the essence, qi, and blood. These are the areas focused on during treatment to ensure overall health of the mother and baby.

Acupuncture can help with many syndromes, including but not limited to:

  • Prevention of miscarriage
  • Morning sickness
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Edema
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Breech (see Breech in the article, link below)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Labor preparation (Cervical Ripening: see article)
  • Late labour (see article)


4th Trimester ~ 6 Weeks Post Delivery

  • Low breast milk
  • Depression
  • Balance emotions
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Perineal discomfort and fear surrounding bowel movements
  • Uterine prolapse (also see pelvic floor physiotherapist)
  • Urinary incontinence (also see pelvic floor physiotherapist)
  • Fatigue
  • Mastitis
  • Vaginal tearing during birth
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
  • Low libido past eight weeks
  • Cesearian Section: incision pain, numbness, scaring.