Acupuncture during pregnancy & postpartum
Acupuncture can help relieve pregnancy and postpartum discomfort
Acupuncture is a treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
The insertion points of the needles are oriented along the so-called meridians (energy channels according to TCM)
and are located on the basis of anatomical bone and muscle structures.
The puncture is rarely painful and sterile disposable needles are always used.
The duration of an acupuncture session is about 30 minutes.
FIELDS OF APPLICATION OF ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY:
- Shortening & facilitating birth (as of week 35, once a week)
- Back problems
- Headache / Migraine
- Water retention in legs & hands
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
AREAS OF APPLICATION PostPartum
- interference suppression of sectional seams
- Water retention
Possible but seldom: Side-effects
- trigger of labor contractions
- increased child activity
- very seldom the needle is painful or you can feel some discomfort (which might lead to the removal of the needle).
Midwives and medical surgeries offer acupuncture and will answer any questions and offer recommendations.
Depending on the health insurance company, acupuncture may be associated with additional costs or must be paid privately.
Some health insurances have a sort of maternity programme, which includes acupuncture among other things.
Oktober 2020 Gravidamiga & Michaela Buss - Hebamme - Herzallerliebst
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