Acupuncture in the Third Trimester
“As an acupuncturist, the treatment of back pain in the third trimester involves positioning the patient to be comfortable for about 20 minutes. While we insert needles into the legs, people usually find an immediate change in discomfort in the lower back.
Treatment for Heartburn
Acupuncture (is used) for heartburn in the third trimester. This usually consists of four needles, two in the chest and two in the toes. Patients generally see a decrease in heartburn in about 24 hours.
Treatment for Fetal Positioning
“Optimal fetal positioning in the third trimester of pregnancy is one of the main reasons that people seek out acupuncture for the very first time. It involves two needles around the big toe and something that we call moxibustion, which is a small dried herbs that we stick close to the toenail of the little toe. We light it and heat it up gently. And when that happens, you can see on the table within 24 hours, the baby changing position into getting into optimal, fetal positioning, which is very important for a natural, smooth and efficient labor.’