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Pregnancy

Acupuncture & Herbalist located in Shrewsbury, NJ

Pregnancy services offered in Shrewsbury, NJ


About 70% of all pregnant women experience nausea during pregnancy and that’s just one of many uncomfortable issues that can drag you down while pregnant. Fortunately, Acupuncture Health Services doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, understands what you’re going through. Dr. Beys provides acupuncture and other natural treatments in the Shrewsbury, New Jersey, office to help you enjoy a comfortable and happy pregnancy. Call the office or schedule your appointment online now.

What uncomfortable symptoms can happen during pregnancy?

While it’s a joyous time in your life, pregnancy often causes numerous uncomfortable side effects. Many women experience:  

  • Nausea, which frequently occurs with vomiting (morning sickness)
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Lower back pain
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Hot flashes, which affect 35% of all pregnant women 

Pregnancy changes your body in many ways, from your hormones to your center of gravity, so it’s not too surprising that it can cause some strong reactions from your body. Fortunately, pregnancy symptoms are very manageable in most cases. 

How often do I need to see the doctor during my pregnancy? 

Your OB/GYN evaluates your health and monitors your pregnancy at each prenatal appointment. You’ll typically have appointments once a month for most of your pregnancy, moving to more frequent appointments as you approach labor and delivery. 

If you have particularly severe pregnancy symptoms, you might need to see the doctor more often. In addition, you could benefit from supplemental treatments like acupuncture if you’re struggling with pregnancy symptoms. 

How can acupuncture help with pregnancy symptoms?

If you’re having pregnancy symptoms like nausea and hot flashes, acupuncture could be the solution you need. In acupuncture treatment, Dr. Beys gently inserts thin filaments (needles) into specific points on your body. 

 

Acupuncture works on several levels within the body, but in pregnancy, it’s most valuable for its ability to modulate the messaging systems inside your body. 

 

For example, if your nerves transmit back pain signals, acupuncture can disrupt that signaling to ease your pain. Acupuncture can also balance hormones to reduce nausea, anxiety, and other negative symptoms. 

 

If your baby’s in breech position (feet first), acupuncture can encourage them to rotate to the head-down position optimal for safe delivery. Dr. Beys may also perform a moxibustion protocol, in which he burns an herb (mugwort) close to a specific point on your body. This combination approach can potentially help you avoid a Cesarean section delivery. 

 

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for many types of pregnancy issues. To learn more about how it can help you, click the online scheduling link or call the Acupuncture Health Services office today. 

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