Acupuncture Effectively Fights Pregnant Morning Nausea
The study involved 600 women whose gestational age did not exceed 14 weeks. Even one session was enough for some of them to reduce toxicosis attacks significantly. The study was conducted at the Adelaide Maternal and Child Hospital. For 4 weeks, women regularly underwent 20-minute acupuncture sessions.
Study Coordinator Dr. Caroline Smith says: “50-80% of pregnant women experience early toxicosis. As a result, they feel overwhelmed, their mood is poor, and it is difficult for them to cope with daily activities.”
Traditional acupuncture reduced the symptoms of nausea right away; another type of acupuncture called p6 worked one week after the course. The difference is that with traditional acupuncture, the effect is directed to points in the forearm and abdomen. P6 uses only one point.