Congratulations! You are pregnant!
Sciatica, hip and back pain
The increase in size of your abdomen as well as the ligament relaxing hormones released by your body can cause sciatica and back pain. These painful conditions can be quickly alleviated with just a few treatments. Many women are surprised at how quickly they get relief.
Carpal tunnel syndrome Increased blood volume and fluid retention can create carpal tunnel symptoms. While a little harder to treat than sciatica, patients nevertheless report relief from their symptoms with acupuncture.
Insomnia The baby isn't even here yet, and yet you are not sleeping through the night. Acupuncture releases calming endorphins which will help you get a good night's sleep.
Morning sickness/heartburn Acupuncture is an effective way to deal with nausea without medication. Within minutes, you will feel relief from nausea and/or heartburn. Some patients need to come twice a week for a few weeks until the worst of the nausea subsides.
Gall bladder issues Inflammation of the gall bladder can cause painful distress in pregnancy. If you don't have a complete blockage of the bile duct, acupuncture can help quite a lot, possibly preventing surgery.
Fatigue It takes a lot of energy to make a baby. A treatment can help boost your energy.
Headaches Many women suffer from headaches during pregnancy. Since it is advised to stay away from most medications in pregnancy, acupuncture is a very effective form of relief with no side effects.
Sinus congestion Increased amounts of estrogen and an increase in blood volume during pregnancy can cause swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose. Acupuncture is effective in relieving the swelling so you can breathe easier.
Mood swings The increase in hormones caused by pregnancy can make for a crabby mommy. Acupuncture can make you feel less frustrated, moody or weepy.
Starting at week 36, pre-birth acupuncture is useful for shortening the length of labor, can help prevent induction, and reduces the need for an emergency C-section. See this link for details and references.
"My husband and I are so grateful to Rachel! Because of her help we now have a beautiful baby girl. We had tried to conceive for years, only to find out from a specialist that I wasn't even ovulating.