Acupuncture refers to the healing art that originated from China that views the human body as two opposing forces the yang and yin. It states that whenever there is an imbalance the flow of vital energy along the internal pathways is interfered with. During the acupuncture a practitioner usually inserts the hair-thin needles through the skin at various points along the pathways to correct the imbalances that will lead to the restoration of health.
Acupuncture is credited with easing a broad range of pregnancy symptoms like sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, constipation, swelling in the legs, and heartburns just but to mention a few. There are certain pregnancy symptoms that acupuncture can relieve according to several studies conducted.
Morning sickness is one pregnancy symptoms. Acupuncture targets the wrist which reduces the vomiting and nausea which are usually associated with the morning sickness.
Pelvic pain and lower back pains
The pelvic pains and the lower back pains are some of the symptoms that are associated with pregnancy. Research has shown that the pelvic and lower back pains are caused by the imbalances in the body.
By the application of acupuncture in pregnancy, these pelvic and lower back pains are eliminated or rather removed to a great extent. Research has shown that women who have undergone acupuncture in their late second and third semester significantly had the reduction in the pain.
Depression is another symptom that is common during pregnancy. Depression in pregnancy affects one in four women. However, it has been established that a targeted type of acupuncture assists in getting rid of depression. Medical research has shown that clinically-depressed expectant mothers who have opted for the acupuncture have had their health improve significantly.
Acupuncture that is coupled with massage has been found to be useful in the treatment of women suffering from depression. About 65 percent of the women who received the depression-specific acupuncture responded positively to the treatment.
Insomnia and irregular sleeping patterns are the other issues that are associated with pregnancy. Many women find it challenging to sleep for the recommended eight hours during their pregnancy. However, women who receive acupuncture when pregnant have been found to sleep better during the pregnancy period. Acupuncture has been found to help in the relaxation of the mind which is vital for any human beings to experience a safe and sound sleep.