- 2 years ago
It's fairly common knowledge these days that acupuncture is helpful in promoting fertility and pregnancy. But acupuncture is not just helpful for getting pregnant, it has a track record in easing the discomfort of back pain, digestive, urinary and emotional issues that are often not well treated by conventional medicine. Additionally, acupressure can be of tremendous benefit to a woman in labor, and this kind of support can be provided by a family member or other person assisting during the labor. Our guest in this show has first hand experience with the use of acupuncture and acupressure as she used these methods herself when pregnant. And she works with students and midwives in a hospital setting helping pregnant women with these safe and effective treatment modalities. Listen in for some surprising research on how acupuncture during pregnancy can help to prevent postpartum depression, and why it is important for a woman to get several weeks of good rest after giving birth.