2nd Trimester

Second Trimester of Pregnancy:
Promote Baby Development

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pregnancy-belly   In Chinese Medicine, there is a saying, “To help the child, treat the mother.” In pregnancy this is especially true. Keeping the mother healthy from the beginning to end of the pregnancy, will strengthen and promote good development of the baby.

Most women feel good during their second trimester of pregnancy; however, acupuncture is strongly recommended during the second trimester for the health of the baby. If you are pregnant with twins, acupuncture will be even more important as your body requires more work during entire pregnancy.

Acupuncture and TCM will help treat the following symptoms that arise in the second trimester:

How your Body Changes

  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Hypertension
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia/Sleep problems
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Heart burn
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Edema
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Weight gain

You may call with any other symptoms that arise and we will be glad to address your questions or concerns.

 

The Beautiful Baby Point:

There is an ancient Chinese acupuncture point that has been used for centuries to ensure a healthy, beautiful baby. This point is called Zhubin or “The Beautiful Baby Point” and is recommended for the first and second trimesters. This point is located above the medial malleolus (inner ankle bone), right below the calf muscle. Even though the acupuncture point is located on the lower leg, it is a powerful point that is connected to meridians throughout the body and is used for many reasons. In addition to strengthen the womb it helps the body in detoxification (especially important if the biomarkers for Autism are present). It also helps with anxiety, depression and irritability.

 

Depression-pregnantAcupuncture for depression during pregnancy:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20177281


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