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Acupuncture is an ancient technique that is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Nausea and vomiting are some of the discomforts caused by acidity in the stomach that some women experience during the first months of pregnancy.
Research shows that acupuncture can alleviate these unpleasant symptoms in pregnant women.
Pregnancy can lead to a number of gastrointestinal problems, including heartburn, reflux, and bloating. Considering that many women suffer from these problems during pregnancy, an investigation carried out in Brazil studied cases of 42 pregnant women with digestion problems.For eight weeks, they applied acupuncture, that is, they inserted and manipulated needles in the bodies of these women, in order to observe the effects on your body. Every two weeks, the researchers interviewed the women about their heartburn symptoms, how many antacid tablets they had taken, and how those symptoms affected their diet and sleep.
At the end of the study, 15 of the 20 women in the group, 75 percent, treated with acupuncture said they had at least 50 percent improvement in diet and 14 of them, 70 percent, had that degree of improvement in dream. During the application of acupuncture, there were no side effects, nor were there differences between the babies born to the women under acupuncture or conventional therapy. The researchers only warned against the use of acupuncture points on the lower back or abdomen in pregnant women, due to the concern that needles will cause contractions.
The doctor Joao Bosco Guerreiro da Silva, professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Rio Preto, in Sao José do Rio Preto, SP and director of the research team, acupuncture is a very simple method to apply and if used properly it can decrease the need for medication during pregnancy. In addition to acupuncture, massage techniques are also used, like Shiatsu, and also yoga to relax a woman's body during pregnancy.
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