Acupuncture Morning Sickness Treatments
Robert Vena, New Jersey Acupuncturist for Morning Sickness Treatments in Englewood NJ 07631
Treating Morning Sickness with Acupuncture in NJ
Robert Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
New Jersery Acupuncturist
214 Engle Street Suite 23
Englewood, NJ 07631
How Acupuncture Treatments Can Improve Morning Sickness
“Robert Vena, a talented, dedicated to the healing of others, totally on top-of-his-game practitioner. I met Rob a couple/few years ago.
One of the things that struck me most about him was his concern for the comfort of the patient. Another was/is how he explains how the emotions and psychological situations in a patient’s/client’s life go hand in hand w/where in the body it is carrying the ‘weight’ so to speak.
The main thing is that on his table, in his presence I/one feels safe, cared for and with someone who not only knows his craft but continues to study. He strives to be better to make us better.
I have been blessed to have been guided to this amazing healer’s hands.”
-Pamela R., NY
The symptoms of morning sickness tend to appear around the sixth week of pregnancy and subside around week twelve. But oftentimes, morning sickness returns towards the end of the pregnancy, as the body prepares for birth. Some women experience morning sickness throughout the entire course of their pregnancy.
Contrary to the name, morning sickness can occur anytime during the day or night, not just during morning hours. Symptoms can include:
- Nausea and Vomiting - The sense of smell becomes heightened during pregnancy. Many sufferers find certain foods and fragrances cause them to become nauseous. Vomiting may come on suddenly, and without warning.
- Random Aches and Pains - As your body prepares for pregnancy, you may experience the aches and pains associated with morning sickness. Headaches may occur, and the breasts, back, and pelvic region may grow sore as the body stretches out to prepare for the growing fetus.
- Emotional Highs and Lows - Exhaustion is a key complaint with morning sickness. Even after a full night of rest and a nap, one may find themselves still exhausted. Emotional highs and lows may result from exhaustion and hormonal changes. Some women may become depressed. Cravings for certain foods may occur, and it can be hard to stay on a proper, nutritional diet.
There are many treatments for morning sickness, but most prescription medicines have been banned in the United States due to the high risk of danger to the growing fetus. Therefore, many women are seeking natural morning sickness remedies.
Acupuncture is a natural morning sickness remedy that is free of the frightening side effects associated with those dangerous pharmaceuticals. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can provide sufferers with long lasting relief from the symptoms of morning sickness. Women in one study reported a reduction in symptoms after just one treatment. The women who continued with the acupuncture morning sickness remedies reported no further symptoms of morning sickness.
Common Causes of Morning Sickness
Doctors and scientists are still trying to discover the root causes of morning sickness. They are working hard to understand why some women suffer from it while others do not, and why some suffer more than others. They have pointed out a few causes that can trigger morning sickness in pregnant women:
- Estrogen Levels - The hormone estrogen is greatly increased during pregnancy. This hormone is thought to increase the level of nausea.
- Hypoglycemia - Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar. This may occur when a woman goes for long periods of time without eating (such as during a full night of sleep). The belief is that a majority of the mother’s nutrients are going to enrich the fetus. Eating upon waking and having small meals during the day may help.
- Progesterone - The body naturally produces more progesterone during pregnancy. This helps relax the uterine muscles and keep the uterine lining thick and healthy (which helps to protect the baby from early childbirth). It can also relax the stomach muscles, which, in turn, may cause acid reflux. This may bring on sudden vomiting.
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is often referred to as hCG for short. This is responsible for helping the uterus prepare for the growing fetus. It helps to form the thick layers of blood vessels and capillaries surrounding the growing baby. The hCG is particularly high during the first trimester, when most women experience morning sickness.
- Protection - It is also thought that morning sickness helps to protect the mother and the growing baby. Toxins and certain foods trigger nausea causing the mother to not be around or eat them. This also helps to protect the mother's immune system which is usually low during the first trimester. Studies have shown that women who experience morning sickness are far less likely to miscarry.
- Stress - Pregnancy can bring on stress, and stress can release high levels cortisol, which can also contribute to nausea and vomiting. Experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, being a first-time mother, and juggling work and family can all bring on stress.
- Predisposition - Some women are more likely to suffer with morning sickness due to preexisting conditions. Those who experience motion sickness, migraine headaches, or are carrying multiples or expecting a girl can all be included in this group, along with women who suffered with morning sickness during prior pregnancies or nausea when taking birth control pills.
Treatment for Morning Sickness with Acupuncture
Prescriptive medicine is often only prescribed in high risk pregnancies. But there are great risks associated with this, such as miscarriage, poor development of the fetus, and birth defects like cleft palates and heart problems.
Contact Robert Vena, NJ Acupuncturist for Morning Sickness
"Approximately 50% to 80% of women experience morning sickness during their first trimester. Prescriptions to ease the discomfort of morning sickness may do more harm than good. With acupuncture treatments for morning sickness, one can find relief naturally without any harmful side effects."
-Robert Vena, NJ Acupuncturist
There are natural morning sickness remedies in NJ, such as acupuncture. As an experienced Acupuncturist for morning sickness, I have greatly reduced, and often ended all symptoms of morning sickness. Best of all, it is a natural therapy and poses no threats to the growing fetus.
To prepare for your first visit for morning sickness, it is best to keep a journal in which you note which foods cause nausea and what times of the day the morning sickness is most severe. Also note the level of stress that you experience throughout the day.
During a treatment, I will stimulate acupuncture points that can help to relieve stress, nausea, and vomiting.
Many women only require treatments once or twice a week in order to experience great relief. In fact, in a recent study in Sweden, 80% of women felt relief after just one week and a full 95% after two weeks. Many women choose to continue treatments during their entire pregnancy to relieve stress and promote well-being.
If you are looking for acupuncture morning sickness treatments and remedies in NJ, you've come to the right place. Having treated hundreds of satisfied patients, I have also been providing morning sickness remedies in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. I am a licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist who holds a master of science degree in traditional Oriental medicine.
Being pregnant may bring on many questions and concerns. Not only will I explain the process of acupuncture to you, but I will do my best to answer any questions that you may have. Pregnancy is a miracle, and it should be a time of great joy. Don't let morning sickness take away from that experience.
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Robert Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
214 Engle Street Suite 23
Phone: (201) 357-0904