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Will acupuncture be dangerous to my pregnancy?

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Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
No: No reason it should be. Acupuncture is just tiny needles applied to your skin. I'm not a big believer in their efficacy in the first place, but probably it is no harm no foul. They probably don't do that much positive, nor negative either.
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
No: There are some acupuncture points that are especially good during pregnancy. One of them has the name "beautiful baby ". There are other points that are to be avoided during pregnancy and a good acupuncturist would know that. But yes in general acupuncture can be very helpful for many problems during pregnancy , when a lot of pharmacological medications are to be avoided.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acupuncture: Many women receive acupuncture throughout pregnancy as a way to feel balanced. I treat one woman now who will deliver soon (so that she can avoid taking anxiolytic medications). There are a few points that need to be avoided - which leaves hundreds that can still be used.

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