Pregnancy Support Specialist

Avaya Wellness Center

Acupuncturists & Herbalists located in SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience. For many mothers-to-be, however, the dramatic physical transformation often brings discomfort, pain, and other bothersome symptoms. Acupuncturist Dr. Tirtha Mendake provides natural pregnancy support for women in SoMa and surrounding neighborhoods of San Francisco, California. Call Avaya Wellness Center to learn more, or book your appointment online.

Pregnancy Support Q & A

How does acupuncture support pregnancy?

Acupuncture is a centuries-old form of Chinese medicine. It’s a natural method of restoring balance to the human body, and it doesn’t rely on invasive procedures or prescription drugs.

Acupuncture points are linked to nerves deep in your body, and acupuncture therapy can activate specific nerves that release chemicals from your brain. These chemicals quiet pain and minimize other symptoms caused by an energy imbalance in your body.

Pregnancy can be stressful on a woman’s body, and it’s often uncomfortable and painful. In many cases, prescription drugs aren’t an option to manage these symptoms. Acupuncture is a popular option to relieve pregnancy-related symptoms in a safe, effective way.

What pregnancy symptoms can acupuncture improve?

Dr. Mendake specializes in acupuncture for adults of all ages, and she matches your acupuncture sessions to your unique needs. She regularly sees pregnant women and recommends acupuncture therapy for a range of common pregnancy symptoms, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Leg swelling
  • Lower back pain
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Sciatica

Many women who try acupuncture during pregnancy find that it’s an effective method to relieve symptoms. It could help you use less medication to feel comfortable during pregnancy, and it’s safe to get several sessions throughout the duration of your pregnancy.

Is acupuncture safe for pregnant women?

Acupuncture is considered a safe form of complementary medicine for pregnant women. It shouldn’t take the place of obstetric prenatal care, but it’s a popular option for women who want to relieve pregnancy symptoms naturally.

Acupuncture therapy supports pregnancy, but it can also be helpful for women trying to conceive. In the same way it relieves pregnancy symptoms, it can help improve fertility and prepare your body for pregnancy.

The risk of side effects is low, but they can occur. Side effects of acupuncture for pregnancy are usually mild-to-moderate, and most commonly include needling pain. If you’re nervous about needles, Dr. Mendake can help you learn what to expect during your sessions.

Expecting a baby doesn’t have to mean suffering nine months of discomfort. Find out more about the benefits of acupuncture for pregnancy support at Avaya Wellness Center. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mendake online, or call the office.

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