It’s early in your pregnancy, and you start feeling nauseous. It might even be so bad that you have the urge to vomit several times a day. If this describes you or a loved one, know that you’re not alone. One out of every two pregnant women gets morning sickness. Your body is adjusting to the rush of hormones as your baby is developing. The good news is that the nauseous feelings usually dissipate after the first trimester.
You’re following the traditional advice of eating small meals and staying hydrated, but your symptoms haven’t abated. Why not give acupuncture a try? Vonda Muncy, LAc, DiplA, licensed acupuncturist at Soul Potential Acupuncture & Wellness routinely treats women’s health issues with acupuncture and has treated many pregnant women with morning sickness.
Research on acupuncture to relieve morning sickness
Research shows that acupuncture is effective in relieving nausea associated with morning sickness. In fact, those who opt for acupuncture have less nausea and dry retching, showing that acupuncture is an effective treatment for women with morning sickness early in their pregnancies.
In addition, acupuncture helps relieve back pain and other musculoskeletal pain, headaches, and digestive issues including GERD (commonly called acid reflux), all of which are common pregnancy complaints. With acupuncture treatment, you can take on multiple symptoms at once.
Acupuncture began in China more than 2,000 years ago. Millions of people in America and worldwide have used acupuncture to relieve pain and other ill-health symptoms.
You can rest assured that acupuncture is a safe method to reduce morning sickness discomfort. It doesn’t affect your baby’s health.
Acupuncture is a low-risk health treatment in the hands of a licensed acupuncturist, especially when compared to oral medication, which has side effects, or invasive surgery. Acupuncture needles are single-use and not inserted deeply into the skin, so there’s almost zero risk of infection in the hands of a trained professional.
You’re in safe hands with Vonda Muncy at Soul Potential Acupuncture & Wellness. Vonda is completing a second master’s degree in Chinese medicine as well as concurrently completing a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Vonda performs a detailed intake procedure, examining your medical history, your current symptoms, and any medications you take.
For the treatment, you may be sitting up, lying down on your back, or your side. Vonda inserts very fine, thin needles at specific points on your body. You may feel a very tiny prick, but nothing more than that.
Once she places the needles, a treatment session generally lasts about 25 minutes depending on what is being treated. She individualizes the treatment based on your needs. Once the treatment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities.
Are you ready for morning sickness relief? For expert acupuncture treatment for morning sickness and other health issues, call the office of Vonda Muncy to schedule an appointment.