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Is it safe to get acupuncture while pregnant?

Is it safe to get acupuncture while pregnant?

Yes: I perform acupuncture on my pregnant patients all the time. Make sure you are seeing a practitioner that is experienced in acupuncture though. There are points on the human body that can initiate labor and miscarriage. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Heat lamp on my stomach 5-6 weeks pregnant during acupuncture. Acupuncturist said it was low and ok but i'm worried it hurt baby? I didn't feel too hot.

No need to worry: There appears to be increased risk of a birth defect called neural tube defect by having your entire body heated up in early pregnancy, so it's advised to not sit in a hot tub over about 102 degrees for more than 10 minutes in early pregnancy, but that is because a hot tub can increase your core body temperature. It is not possible that a heat lamp would raise core body temp. So no risk at all. ...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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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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Miscarried in march, anxiety and easy tensed.Had accupuncture but still in bad condition.When is best time to get pregnant again?

Miscarried in march, anxiety and easy tensed.Had accupuncture but still in bad condition.When is best time to get pregnant again?

Take time to recover: A miscarriage can be very stressful, but so is getting pregnant.I advise waiting until you're less anxious before getting pregnant.While it was reasonable to try acupuncture, consider other approaches. Make sure your thyroid & adrenals are working well- low function could have caused a miscarriage.Consider counseling, magnesium & homeopathy, seeing holistic doc: http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. ...Read more

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Miscarried year ago, still anxiety and getting tensed easily.Accupuncture helped a bit but it seems like nervosis.When can I get pregnant again?

Some normal rxns: It can be very painful to deal with a miscarriage. Often the woman is very apprehensive about losing her next pregnancy to miscarriage. If you have worked through the loss, talk with your medical providers about becoming pregnant again. Usually, once you get past the fetal age that you lost your previous baby, the intense anxiety fades and you can focus on a healthy pregnancy & a new baby. ...Read more

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Miscarried year ago, still anxiety and getting tensed easily.Accupuncture helped a bit but it seems like nervosis.When can I get pregnant again?

See below: Hello. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although you will need to talk with your physician, if there are no OB complicating factors then you should be able to work on conceiving. However, if you have specific anxieties related to pregnancy, a combination of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy may be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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What can help ovulation I am doing ovulation test and it's negative . I also have diminish ovarian reserve 0.015. Fish 8.26 my age 39 . Is it possible to get pregnant naturally ? Or what is my changes. Does accupunture really helps ? Or energetic trea

What can help ovulation   I am doing ovulation test and it's negative . I also have diminish ovarian reserve  0.015. Fish 8.26  my age 39 . Is it possible to get pregnant naturally ? Or what is my changes. Does accupunture really helps ? Or energetic trea

Specialist help: You should schedule a visit with a reproductive endocrinologist soon. With an AMH so low this indicated very little ovarian reserve. They can discuss the options with you and help calculate the chances of success. ...Read more

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Do you think acupunture will help me to reduce lower pelvic pain and braxton contraction? I'm 26wks pregnant. Is there anything I should worry about?

Do you think acupunture will help me to reduce lower pelvic pain and braxton contraction? I'm 26wks pregnant. Is there anything I should worry about?

Acupuncture: I am an acupuncturist but i only do calming & balancing work with women in advanced pregnancy. I have a included a site that addresses your specific question: http://www.Yinyanghouse.Com/forum/braxton-hicks. The author indicated that he did not find needling that useful for this. I will send this question on to a colleague who is far more knowledgeable than i about this. Take care & congrats. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture safe to do?

Is acupuncture safe to do?

Yes: Very safe! there is little bleeding due to needle diameter. There is little infection because needle cored is not hollow - won't drag in skin and bacteria. Lung puncture is avoided by wodging the skin & oblique needle placement. Internal organ contact is prevented by inserting to depths dictated in traditional chinese medicine. But it you faint at the sight of a needle - tell the provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have acupuncture a week after cisternogram?

Is it safe to have acupuncture a week after cisternogram?

Acupuncture after: It would be generally considered safe to have cutaneous acupuncture treatment a week out from cisternogram. The two events should have little bearing on one another. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture safe? What is the frequency of treatments?

Yes!: Acupuncture by a trained practitioner is safe (they know the exact areas that are safe and unsafe to needle). Most acupuncturists use disposable needles so there is mila risk of infection. The length/frequency of treatment depends on the nature/complexity of symptoms and how long they have been present. You may feel a difference right away, but may need several treatments to help them stick. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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