In the second trimester, acupuncture and massage can reduce the physical discomforts of pregnancy, including back, hip, and pelvic pain, headaches, insomnia, and edema. Treatments are also effective in reducing stress, treating depression and anxiety.
The purpose of acupuncture at this time is to support the woman’s rapidly changing body and the continued growth and development of the fetus.
We recommend treatment every 2 to 4 weeks in general, but some conditions may require more frequent treatment.
The majority of second and third trimester massages are spent lying on your left side, supported with pillows. It is a relaxing full body massage; the further along you are the deeper the work can be. Once you have reached 20 weeks you have the option of adding an abdominal massage to the session.
We recommend treatment 1 to 2 times every 4 weeks.