Acupuncture for morning sickness

Acupuncture for morning sicknessA herbalist’s personal experience of severe morning sickness

I have 3 children. When I was 25 I had my first child. The first 20 weeks were very difficult as I experienced severe nausea and tiredness. I was living in London at the time and while suffering from these problems I managed to stumble across a Chinese herbal shop run by English educated herbalists. I was given a herbal prescription for my tiredness which worked a treat, however, I was told that there was no treatment for morning sickness.

Acupuncture for morning sickness

Ten years on I had my third child in Sheffield, this time the morning sickness was even worse and lasted for the entire pregnancy. Thinking that there was no treatment for the condition I didn’t seek help until I was 20 weeks pregnant and still feeling ill, but also very weak from months of starvation.

I was told by the herbalist that morning sickness could be treated. What a shame, all that suffering which could have been avoided! That is why I want to show you that this is a serious condition which can be alleviated with acupuncture.

Nausea and vomiting is a complication of the first few weeks of pregnancy, however the condition of a woman’s digestive system before pregnancy will effect the severity of the morning sickness.

In Chinese medicine there are various types of morning sickness, and each type has a particular treatment. This is a very different approach to western medicine which acknowledges only one set of symtoms and one condition. It is important to distinguish between hot and cold symptoms and deficiency and excess. These need different treatments.

However, what ever the problem 3 acupuncture points are always important. One of these is on the wrist and is called the Inner Pass, another is above the belly button and is called Middle Cavity and the last point is on the leg and is called Leg Three Miles. All these points are safe in pregnancy and will also improve your energy levels.

Speaking from experience, there is hope for sufferers of this awful condition.

Acupuncture Sheffield YorkshireAbout The Author

Vivienne Outram is a fully qualified Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture therapist located in Sheffield, Yorkshire. She typically sees clients from the surrounding areas of Rotherham, Dronfield and Chapeltown.

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