Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan , L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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                                       Morning Sickness

Morning sickness, also called nausea gravidarum, nausea, vomiting of pregnancy, or pregnancy sickness, is nausea and vomiting that can actually occur at any time of the day during pregnancy. For most women, morning sickness is not harmful to you or your baby, but if you experience excessive vomiting and cannot manage to keep your food down, you may have hyperemesis gravidarum. Hyperemesis gravidarum can be harmful to you and your baby if severe and left untreated, due to the possible lack of nutrients and electrolyte imbalances. Sometimes your doctor may use prescription medicines when nausea leads to vomiting and dehydration. Often times the medicine does not completely alleviate the nausea. Regardless, morning sickness is not a fun experience and can drastically interfere with a pregnant woman’s daily life. With acupuncture, women can safely modify these inconveniences with a natural solution.

From a Chinese medicine perspective, morning sickness is a result of a deficit in energy during pregnancy. Without enough energy to support the digestive system, pregnant women develop nausea and vomiting, the classic symptoms of morning sickness. Acupuncture treatments are focused on alleviating the symptoms of nausea and vomiting, and strengthening the energetic system so that it has the strength to overcome the morning sickness symptoms on its own.  If you would like to pursue acupuncture & Chinese herbal treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
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