Pregnancy Wellness

acupuncture for pregnancy wellness charlotte nc

At Inner Peace Acupuncture & Wellness, we realize that achieving pregnancy is the first step in overcoming the challenges of infertility. However, the ultimate goal of treatment is to achieve a healthy, full-term pregnancy.

Studies have shown that acupuncture during pregnancy not only helps to strengthen the mother, it also helps to produce a healthier baby. Our treatments focus on treating the following:

  • Preventing Miscarriage
  • Alleviating pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constipation, anxiety
  • Managing medical conditions such as hypertension, preventing gestational diabetes
  • Preparing body for labor

For more information on acupuncture and how it can help you during pregnancy, contact us at (704) 307-7821.

For more information on acupuncture and how it can help you during pregnancy, please feel to contact us.

Morning Sickness

Inner Peace Acupuncture & Wellness treats pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness and nausea, and treatments keep women healthy throughout their pregnancy.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a long history of treating pregnancy-related ailments, including morning sickness and nausea. Recent scientific research confirms this efficacy. In 2002, Smith et al. published an article from their research on pregnancy related nausea and vomiting. This article looked at the effectiveness of acupuncture.

In this study, the sample populations were formed with 593 women who were less than 14 weeks pregnant. The women were randomized and divided into 4 groups:

  1. Traditional acupuncture group- This group was given customized treatments based on individual diagnosis.
  2. Single acupuncture point group- All the patients in this group were treated with the same acupuncture point, regardless of any individual diagnosis.
  3. Sham acupuncture group- This group of patients were given acupuncture at sites near actual acupuncture points, but not treated with actual, known acupuncture sites.
  4. No acupuncture group- This group was the control group that received no acupuncture treatment.

All of the participants who received acupuncture got two acupuncture treatments in the first week followed by one weekly treatment for the next four weeks. The outcomes of treatment were measured in terms of nausea, dry heaving, vomiting and health status.

The traditional acupuncture group reported less nausea throughout the study and less dry heaving with improvement beginning in the second week of treatment.

The single acupuncture point group reported less nausea from the second week and less dry retching with improvement beginning in the third week of treatment. The sham acupuncture group reported less nausea and dry retching with improvement beginning in the third week of treatment.

Even though all three acupuncture groups reported improvement with nausea and dry retching, it was the traditional acupuncture group that had the fastest response. Patients receiving traditional acupuncture also reported improvement in five aspects of general health status (vitality, social function, physical function, mental health and emotional role function) compared to improvement in two aspects with single acupuncture point and sham acupuncture groups. In the group not treated, there was minor improvement.

If you are pregnant, have struggled with morning sickness in previous pregnancies, or want to find out how acupuncture can help you maintain a healthy pregnancy, contact us for more information (704) 307-7821.

 

Miscarriage Prevention

Miscarriage during the first trimester is common: About one in five pregnancies will end in a loss. The causes of miscarriages are not always understood, but chromosome abnormality is a common reason.

At Inner Peace Acupuncture & Wellness, we are committed to help you through the critical first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe and effective treatments to help strengthen the body and prevent a threatened miscarriage. The focus is to correct the underlying imbalances that could cause a miscarriage.

If you are pregnant, have suffered a previous pregnancy loss, or want to learn more about how acupuncture and help you, please feel free to contact us.