Acupuncture in pregnancy can be helpful in complementing the treatment of various physical and emotional problems. The benefits of acupuncture in pregnancy include:
Decrease in frequent hormonal changes at this stage and discomfort caused by belly weight such as back pain and swelling of the legs and feet;
Help fight depression during pregnancy;
Help fight postpartum depression;
It may be helpful in reducing labor pain during normal delivery;
It can help calm the still developing baby;
It can help fight diseases that should not be treated with medications during pregnancy such as inflammation.
Acupuncture can also help you lose weight in the postpartum period. Experts say that anyone who does acupuncture can lose an average of 3 kg more, than could achieve only with exclusive nutrition.
The risks of acupuncture in pregnancy are practically nil when the technique is performed by a qualified professional, and so it is important to make sure that this is the case, as there are certain acupuncture points that can cause uterine contraction and this can in some cases trigger abortion.