Acupuncture and pregnancy

Acupuncture is very safe to have during pregnancy and is an effective option at a time when many women choose to avoid taking medicine for minor ailments.

During pregnancy?

Acupuncture may be beneficial for a wide range of conditions such as::

  • Morning sickness
  • High/low blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Tender breasts
  • Migraine and other headaches • Back ache
  • Pelvic pain (SPD)
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Acupuncture can turn breech babies

An adjunct technique to acupuncture called Moxibustion has been used for many centuries to turn breech babies. Acupuncture scientific studies have found promising results for the turning of breech babies; somewhere in the region of 80% success rate.

Pre-birth acupuncture

Pre-birth treatments help to prepare your body for labour: helping to support the ligaments and sinews as they stretch to widen the pelvis, helping to soften and ripen the cervix, helping the baby to descend into the pelvis in the optimal position, as well as boosting your energy reserves. Pre-birth treatments start at week 36, and are then carried out weekly at week 37, 38 and 39. Depending on how the mother is doing, a week 40 treatment may be recommended.

Acupuncture and labour

Acupuncture can help to induce labour in overdue pregnancies. Acupuncture induction can only be administered when the mother has passed her due date.
During labour acupuncture and acupressure points can be used for pain relief and to boost the mother’s energy. Acupuncture can also be used to restart labour if it has slowed down or if contractions have stopped.

After the birth

Acupuncture can be used to increase energy levels, to promote healing and to combat the ‘baby blues’. It also is very helpful in treating mastitis.

Juliet has helped hundreds of patients to get better. Here’s what they have say about their treatment:

“I just wanted to say a massive, massive thank you for everything that you have done for us during this IVF cycle. Your acupuncture certainly helped keep me calm and relaxed, and – more excitingly of all – we have had success in circumstances in which I thought that it was impossible to happen! Your kindness and compassion has also been amazing. Thank you for listening to me, and for tailoring the treatment to how I was feeling that day. And thank you for being so flexible and understanding. It is still early days, but you have certainly gotten us off to the best possible start!

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!”

– A.R.(paediatrician)

“I have been seeing Juliet for the past few weeks. There are no words to express how much the treatment has helped me. I came as a last resort, as I had been suffering with the most indescribable pain in my right shoulder down my left arm. Before seeking acupuncture treatments I spent the good part of three months on medication and most of the day with my left hand above my head for relief. After four treatments the results were there for all who had witnessed my discomfort to see.I cannot recommend Juliet and the service she offers highly enough.

Just try it for yourself!!”

– P.M (NHS practice manager)

“I saw Juliet for 10 sessions of acupuncture after being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Despite doctors’ prognoses that my Bell’s Palsy may take months to heal, it was completely gone after 8 sessions, to the extent that my last sessions were spent receiving facial rejuvenation treatment on my whole face so that the healthy side looked as good as the formerly paralysed side! My sessions with Juliet also enabled me to relax fully and helped to address the underlying stresses that had caused my condition.”

– S.P (Accountant)

“I would definitely recommend anyone to try Juliet’s facial acupuncture. The treatment itself was painless and quite relaxing, and after a few sessions I did feel that my skin looked rejuvenated and refreshed.”

– D.A (Personal trainer)

“Following an operation for a fractured tibia plateau I suffered from acute nerve pain in my leg and foot. The pain was so intense it prevented me from sleeping. Finally someone recommended that I try acupuncture so I booked an appointment with Juliet. I didn’t expect miracles, and Juliet didn’t promise them, but after just one session the pain relief was immense. I went from sleepless nights writhing in agony to a pain-free existence. I am a total convert and would highly recommend Juliet.”

– J.W (Art director)

“I would highly recommend Juliet. Acupuncture changed my life!
Having chronic anxiety issues, for many years, I had few acupuncture sessions and could feel the positive effects immediately. I am feeling more relaxed and positive in everyday life.
I would recommend acupuncture for people with high stress and anxiety who tried everything to sort it out without sorting it out!Juliet is very professional. She takes the time to listen and understand where the pain might be coming from and treats it effectively.”

– C.B (Events & Marketing)

“I was suffering acute back pain which left me barely able to breathe.
After one emergency session with Juliet the pain was relieved. After a further two sessions it went completely and hasn’t recurred. Juliet also took the opportunity to address a 20 year old recurring shoulder pain, which, I’m delighted to say, is now dramatically reduced.”

– C.S.(Vicar)

“I was treated by Juliet throughout my ivf cycle which resulted in a positive pregnancy test. Juliet was kind caring and professional and l highly recommend her.”

– M.J (45YR, part time researcher)

“Juliet, just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and advice on my leg. I’ve woken up this morning with no pain and I can now put my foot on my thigh and stretch with ease! Your a star! Thanks so much.”

– N.S. (Gym Instructor)

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