Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2e by Zita West

By Zita West

ACUPUNCTURE IN being pregnant AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise hugely illustrated and sensible consultant to utilizing acupuncture to regard ladies all through their being pregnant and labour. Drawing on an remarkable wealth of expertise as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the writer has produced a ebook available to either acupuncture scholars and practitioners overlaying body structure with regards to being pregnant and childbirth, illuminating hyperlinks among Western wisdom and acupuncture methods and suggesting issues and aspect combos for specific phases and activities while pregnant and labour.

  • Highly illustrated with precis packing containers and guidelines
  • Covers dietary features of pregnancy
  • Gives useful recommendation and guide at the use of acupuncture in the course of the 4 trimesters of being pregnant and labour
  • Uses case examples to extra illustrate the text
  • Covers contemporary advances on the subject of the consequences of aspirin and heparin to the immune approach and pregnancy
  • Includes IVF pregnancies
  • Glossary and appendix of helpful addresses
  • Fully up to date and revised all through to incorporate contemporary research
  • Nutrition and its impression at the foetus (new and constructing quarter of research)

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The right nutrients from conception and onwards, throughout the first 5 years of life, provide the key to good health throughout life (Barker 1992). The developing fetus The developing fetus requires specific nutrients for healthy growth and development, so a well-balanced diet during pregnancy is essential to meet those needs. Research carried out by Professor David Barker and his team at the Medical Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit in Southampton shows that, during life in the uterus and immediately after birth, particular organs undergo periods of rapid growth.

Acupuncture treatment in pregnancy aims to improve the Qi, Yin and Yang of the Kidneys, and hence improve the Jing. • Another common pattern is Liver Blood deficiency combined with Liver Qi stagnation. Heat in the Blood from Liver Qi stagnation may lead to miscarriage. • The acupuncturist needs to be particularly vigilant for adverse effects of acupuncture when treating pregnant women. Forbidden points must be noted (see list below). • Factors to be aware of when using acupuncture include: ♦ first 12 weeks: severe morning sickness, profuse bleeding, severe abdominal pain, urinary tract infection, epilepsy ♦ 12–28 weeks: bleeding, skin itching ♦ 28–40 weeks: frontal headaches and intolerance of bright lights, ankle and foot oedema.

These include brewer’s yeast, molasses, egg yolks, wholegrains, wheatgerm, rice, legumes and green vegetables, bananas, papaya, dried peaches and prunes. Folic acid This was discussed in Chapter 1 (p. 12). Vitamin C Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system and increase resistance to viruses and toxins. It is needed to make healthy collagen (the body’s connective tissue), and it aids the absorption of iron and so prevents anaemia. Deficiency has been linked to miscarriage. Good food sources. These include citrus fruits, blackcurrants, melons, pineapples, bananas, raspberries, apples, pears, prunes, tomatoes, potatoes, green peppers, green vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, parsley, alfalfa and rose hips.

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