Though modern medicine is certainly amazing, sometimes the most effective methods of relief are older than we can imagine. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal practice that is used to treat all types of maladies. Experts think it might date back as far as 1600 BC, and the fact that people still do it today is a testament to its effectiveness. Many people try acupuncture before resorting to more severe remedies such as medication and surgery. Acupuncturists use thin needles to realign the natural flow of energy in the body.

Acupuncture has been known to cure multiple ailments and soreness associated with pregnancy. It is a non-invasive procedure, which makes it a safe and effective alternative to medications that could possibly interfere with gestation. Specifically, studies show that women suffering from dyspepsia, or indigestion, benefit from acupuncture. Depending on the type of indigestion you are feeling, your acupuncturist can give you exactly the treatment you need to alleviate any discomfort. This is obviously preferable to a harsh antacid, and the relief will allow you to get you back to your daily routine without a hitch.

Luckily, acupuncture has become a common practice in the United States, so finding a good acupuncturist will be easy. If you do visit one, make sure he or she knows that you’re pregnant before they start. They’ll know to be more careful about their placement, and they’ll also probably know certain methods and techniques to help with the other aches and pains associated with pregnancy.

There is a good chance that you’re suffering from indigestion during your pregnancy, and you’re probably tired of the discomfort and pain. You probably feel like it comes on no matter what you eat or drink. Other than the heartburn that usually accompanies it, indigestion won’t harm you or your baby. However, if the discomfort is bad enough, you might find that it interferes with your plans. Getting acupuncture whenever you feel the pain will help in the moment, and getting it regularly will make indigestion less likely throughout the duration of your pregnancy.

If you’re interested in treating your indigestion with acupuncture, talk with your general practitioner about skilled acupuncturists in your area. Even though the art of acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice, modern facilities are up-to-date and certified. Your doctor might even be able to recommend an acupuncturist that specializes in treating the ailments associated with pregnancy.

Source: Joao Bosco Guerreiro da Silva et al: Acupuncture for Dyspepsia in Pregnancy. Acupuncture Medicine Volume 27 pp. 50-53 2009

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