Morning Sickness

In Chinese Medicine a pregnant woman suffering from mild morning sickness would be advised to eat warm foods such as fresh ginger, and to avoid cold foods. Serious morning sickness would be considered by a Chinese Medicine practitioner to be a weakness of the Stomach and an overstrained Liver, with too much Heat in the body. Acupuncture can help, but it must be stressed that this should only be carried out by a fully qualified and highly experienced practitioner. The needles must be used with great care, and only on the arms and legs. In the wrong hands, acupuncture could possibly trigger miscarriage.

Ginger tea is an effective home-made remedy for morning sickness. Slice 25-50g/half oz fresh ginger into 575ml/1 pint water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Sweeten if desired.

At Asante Academy, we have specially trained practitioners who are able to safely treat morning sickness and have gained their experience through working in partnership with a local NHS hospital to provide maternity acupuncture services.

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