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.


  • Shortening & facilitating birth (as of week 35, once a week)
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Back problems
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Water retention in legs & hands
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fear


  • interference suppression of sectional seams
  • Water retention
  • Stress

Possible but seldom: Side-effects

  • trigger of labor contractions
  • dizziness
  • 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.

Just ask or make an appointment with us or our partner Herzallerliebst in Esslingen and Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt.

Oktober 2020 Gravidamiga & Michaela Buss - Hebamme - Herzallerliebst
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