Is acupuncture safe in pregnancy?
Hi – I am 22 weeks pregnant and my back hurts so I heard that acupuncture can help. However my friend has warned me that it could potentially trigger a premature delivery or miscarriage – is this true?
Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment for relieving back pain especially during pregnancy! There are only a couple of acupoints that are counter-indicated during pregnancy which every trustworthy and experienced acupuncturist knows about. However, acupuncture should be cautiously applied during the first four weeks or last two weeks of pregnancy. It could only potentially trigger a premature delivery or miscarriage when it is not securely performed. Being selective about your healthcare providers is very important!