Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea
Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea Essex at Eco Therapies with qualified Acupuncturist & Reflexologist Elaine Otrofanowei
Pregnancy, Acupuncture and Reflexology
During pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes, these changes may affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Many people have discovered the benefits of using acupuncture and or reflexology during pregnancy.
Acupuncture and Reflexology may help to alleviate or prevent any discomfort arising from this imbalance, by helping to restore the body’s equilibrium.
How may acupuncture and reflexology help with Pregnancy Care?
Reflexology and acupuncture may help by easing the following conditions in pregnancy:
- Backache and sciatica
- Heart burn
- Groin pain
- Pubic symphysis pain
- Oedema of ankles and feet
- High blood pressure
- General relaxation
- Stress and anxiety
Reflexology and the use of moxabustion with acupuncture may help encourage the baby to turn after 34 weeks onwards.
Reflexology / acupuncture may simulate the commencement of labour if the baby is overdue and both mother and baby are ready. It may stimulate the body to produce the hormones needed for birth.
Research has shown that women who have regular acupuncture / reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour and require less pain relief.
Reflexology / acupuncture may help to alleviate postnatal problems:
- Engorged breasts
- Inadequate lactation
- Sleep problems
- Postnatal depression
- Increase energy levels
Treatments for any pregnancy related problems as and when necessary. Weekly treatment from 34/36 weeks to prepare for the birth.