The results of some research studies into acupuncture are very promising
and we remain strong supporters of its use as part of a coordinated
approach, though there is often very little hard evidence to prove its
effectiveness in terms of accepted Western medical standards. There are some research studies that suggest acupuncture may help in various areas
relating to pregnancy, but none can be considered proven
in those terms.
There's plenty it can do in the last few weeks of pregnancy too in helping to prepare you for the birth. For example, it can help to induce labour, or to turn breech babies, as well as to help with pain relief during the birth itself. We encourage women to come to us on a weekly basis from 36 weeks onwards.
Acupuncture, along with all the other complementary services we offer at the Clinic, can be accessed on a one-off, ad hoc basis, as well as part of a more co-ordinated programme of support. The choice of how to use us is entirely yours. But however much or little that may be, you'll always have the reassurance of knowing that your care is being looked at in the round and that other specialists are at hand should you want or need them.
Please click here to book an acupuncture session or sessions and let our reception know the particular purpose you have in mind; they will be delighted to help.