First Trimester Acupuncture continued

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to drug therapy for many pregnancy complaints. At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Park Slope, our goal is to enhance the wellness of mother and child from conception to birth and beyond, using careful consideration, and the highest of safety standards. I want to show you how acupuncture can ease painful symptoms, reduce stress and ensure the proper growth and nurturing of the fetus from day one.

Acupuncture in the first trimester is highly effective at combatting the nausea of morning sickness and reducing stress levels of the mother, but it is also beneficial to the developing fetus. The placenta connects the fetus and the uterine wall, allowing the mother to move nutrients to the fetus and for the fetus to dispose of waste and carbon dioxide through the mother’s blood supply. By improving blood flow to the placenta, acupuncture facilitates an enhanced flow of nutrients from the mother to her developing fetus.

Acupuncture is a wonderful and safe option for supporting the optimal health of the mother and fetus during its early stages of development. I am a specialist in acupuncture for pregnancy and have been a member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1997. You can be confident that your body and your pregnancy will be treated with the utmost skill and care. If you are looking to optimize the health of your pregnancy through the power of acupuncture, I urge you to call our office in Brooklyn at (718) 398-3100.

Dr. Karen A. Thomas, D.C., L.Ac.

Acupuncture for First-Trimester Pregnancies

How can you ease the discomforts of pregnancy and fight back against the aches without the use of medication? For many women in the early stages of pregnancy, suffering from mild to severe symptoms of morning sickness, this is a question that can be answered with acupuncture. It is a safe treatment that is shown to relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting and reduce stress levels during the first phase of pregnancy. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, you can trust in being treated by a licensed practitioner who has a wealth of experience using acupuncture to support the maintenance of a healthy pregnancy.

In the first trimester, as the body commences with fetal development and prepares for the physical changes to come, hormonal adjustments can cause stress and irritability, raising cortisol levels. Raised cortisol levels can hamper progesterone production, a hormone that nurtures the fetus. Acupuncture works to correct the imbalance of hormones by boosting the body’s production of endorphins, naturally lowering cortisol levels.

An early side effect of pregnancy that tends to show up between weeks six and seven is the nausea associated with morning sickness. These external symptoms are likely caused by intense hormonal changes in the body. We focus on gently needling points along the insides of the wrists, which has been shown to ease the severity of nausea and vomiting during the first trimester.

We want to maximize your health and the health of your baby from day one of your pregnancy; acupuncture is an effective tool in this endeavor. If you are seeking the benefits of acupuncture to support the early phase of your pregnancy, call our office in Park Slope at (718) 398-3100.

Dr. Karen A. Thomas, D.C., L.Ac.