Acupuncture for pregnancy support, as practised by our Brisbane therapists, can have a remarkable affect on your wellbeing.
Acupuncture for pregnancy has been administered by doctors in China for centuries.
Chinese medicine texts featured sections dedicated to pregnancy as far back as the Ming Dynasty, which existed from 1368 to 1644.
The Standards of Diagnosis and Treatment of Women’s Diseases (Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng – Nu Ke) from 1602 summarised the experiences of Chinese doctors of previous generations in the treatment of pregnancy problems and other gynaecological conditions.
Wu Zhi Wang adopted this book as a chief source for his Compendium of Therapy of Women’s Diseases (Ji Yin Gang Mu) in 1620, which became the authoritative text for subsequent generations of Chinese gynaecologists.
Each generation added to the previous to build a robust knowledge which has continued to be handed down.
While acupuncture has been used to treat a myriad of pregnancy related conditions for so many centuries, the existing scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions is currently limited.
See the list on this page for pregnancy-related conditions that acupuncture has been shown effective for, through systemic reviews of clinical research.