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Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Yes: But you want to see someone who is experienced with pregnant women. If it is a treatment that can be delayed until after delivery that might be better. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Is it possible that acupuncture effect early pregnancy?

Is it possible that acupuncture effect early pregnancy?

See below: There are only a few acupuncture spots that should not be used during pregnancy. Many women elect to receive acupuncture through out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture be safe during pregnancy?

Will acupuncture  be safe during pregnancy?

Yes: And can make delivary easy, but u need to do it with someone skilled in it. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture be dangerous to my pregnancy?

Will acupuncture be dangerous to my pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?

World Health ORG -: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment". Yes, acupuncture is quite safe. ...Read more

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Which parts/points should be avoided while accupuncture during pregnancy?

Which parts/points should be avoided while accupuncture during pregnancy?

Labor points: Two main points to be avoided during pregnancy with acupuncture, first point is spleen 6, inside of the leg above the ankle, and large intestine 4 which is in the webbing of the hand between the thumb and index finger. These points are used to initiate labor. ...Read more

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My mongolian doc says it is safe to do accupuncture and take mongolian herbs as medicine while pregnancy. I am not sure abt herbs. Is it true?

My mongolian doc says it is safe to do accupuncture and take mongolian herbs as medicine while pregnancy. I am not sure abt herbs. Is it true?

Acupuncture: Sorry - i can't answer about mongolian herbs. However many women have acupuncture through out their pregnancies. There are only a few points that need to be avoided during pregnancy and any acupuncturist should be aware of which acupuncture points to avoid. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture a sham?

No: Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Now it enjoys a revival and is spreading out through many advanced economically and culturally countries.The existence of the acupuncture points and energy channels was scientifically proven- points and pathways with low electro-magnetic resistance. They create a complete functional network like the nervous system for example. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective?

See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture?

Very: I tell people that acupuncture isn't magic. It has been around since the second century bc in china. It's very helpful for pain, depression, anxiety, and morning sickness. It does seem to augment treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure. It also seems to help addictions such as stopping smoking and recreational drugs usage. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more