Acupuncture during the first few weeks of pregnancy


Regular monitoring of the pulse (a TCM diagnostic technique) and regular treatment with acupuncture designed to reduce anxiety may offer important and reassuring support during the first few weeks of pregnancy. Doctors in NZ showed that regular monitoring and reassurance reduces miscarriage rates in some of their patients. One study in China found that the incidence of miscarriage was reduced in the women to whom they gave Chinese herbs after embryo transfer in an IVF cycle.

Suggested Schedule: 1 treatment per week until week 12 of pregnancy.