Acupuncture during pregnancy
I do not perform any cupping treatment including hijama during pregnancy as doing so can descend baby leading to miscarriage. However, I do perform acupuncture but on selected points only. If you are overdue or having problems falling pregnant then hijama is number one choice over any other treatment in my opinion. To date every single one of my ladies have fallen pregnant after just one treatment. But they also have to follow the after care advice such as when to have intercourse etc as my opinion on ovulation from western medical point of view is BS.
Pregnancy is quite possibly the most important transitional period in a woman's life. This period offers the most rewarding opportunity of awareness to physical and emotional health, for both the soon to be mother and child. By taking extra care before, during and after pregnancy, it is sure to benefit the entire family.
TICM has been used with great efficacy for those who are about to embark on their pregnancy journey. Ideally, if you wanted to use TICM to enhance fertility and health preparations, you would want to begin at least three months prior to conceiving. These months would be used to treat imbalances like improper diet and nutrition, irregular menstrual cycle, weight management, stress management, and any other irregular symptoms that one can be experiencing. This treatment is done to ensure the smoothest pregnancy possible.
Acupuncture has been used for pregnancy in order to help the following: conceiving both naturally and with assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF, with fatigue, general pain and discomfort from pregnancy, pelvic discomfort, headaches, heartburn, constipation, haemorrhoids, stress, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, sciatica pain, and even to correct breech position and help induce labour if needed.
During pregnancy, it is recommended that certain points are avoided because they could possibly stimulate labour. Make sure you speak to your doctor prior to treatment.
Postnatal support is also done with acupuncture helping the following: mastitis, weight loss, joint pain, depression, milk flow, haemorrhoids, constipation, etc.