If you are suffering from Nausea and Vomiting, particularly in the early stages of pregnancy when you cannot take anything for it, then acupuncture could well help.
A study published in the American journal ‘Birth’ based on research carried out at Adelaide University found that acupuncture had the ability to significantly change the way women felt. The study of over 600 women who were less than 14 week pregnant and presenting symptoms of nausea and vomiting showed that weekly 20 minute sessions of acupuncture over a four week period was enough to produce measurable results.
Another study from Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina also found acupuncture to be effective, in this case when used to reduce post-operative nausea and vomiting in patients who had undergone major breast surgery. The researchers compared acupuncture against a commonly used medication, ondansetron (Zofran) however in this case they used electro-acupuncture, which instead of breaking the skin simply delivers a small electrical pulse through the skin. The results showed that acupuncture was more effective in treating nausea than either the medication or a placebo.
There are many more studies of efficacy that clearly show that you can reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting through acupuncture. If you would like to find out more about this and to make an appointment for your free initial consultation then please call us on 0800 051 76 88