Is It Safe To Get Acupuncture For Pregnancy?

Acupuncture can relieve many problems during pregnancy. It is used to treat lower back pain, nausea, mood swings and sleeping problems, and it can also be used just before labor. But is it safe to get acupuncture for pregnancy and are there any contraindications or side effects?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and it does not usually cause any side effects. It uses fine needles that are inserted into specific points on the body. There are certain acupuncture points that are usually avoided when treating pregnant women, especially during the first trimester. A trained and licensed acupuncturist knows which acupuncture points should not be used during pregnancy. If you are going to get acupuncture treatments during pregnancy, it is important to find a practitioner who has experience with treating pregnant women and who is well trained and officially licensed.