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Morning Sickness Relief with Chinese Medicine

Morning sickness is the feeling of nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy due to hormonal changes. While nausea is a positive sign of placenta development it is often accompanied with vomiting. Morning sickness isn't dangerous unless you have excessive vomiting. In cases of excessive vomiting there could be loss of nutrients resulting in an electrolyte imbalance. The best way to get morning sickness relief is with home remedies, diet and hormonal balancing with acupuncture and moxibustion.

Why You Need Custom Care

Everyone has a different constitution. Just look around and you'll quickly recognize that everyone has a different type of body. Some people have strong muscular builds, while others put weight on easily. I am generalizing here but with Chinese medicine, we get very detailed when it comes to different types of constitutions and how to treat them. That's why many people can get morning sickness during pregnancy but getting morning sickness relief will be different for everyone. Even though everyone needs custom care, these simple tips will apply to everyone:

  • Eat smaller meals that are the size of your palm
  • Take fluids separately from meals and in small, frequent quantities
  • Avoid heavy, spicy foods and citrus fruits
  • Avoid cold, raw foods
Custom Chinese Herbal Medicine is becoming more popular in the west, however herbs are often given improperly and don't work. The kampo system in Japan is widely used and based on abdomen, symptoms and constitution. That's why Chinese herbal medicine is perfect for morning sickness relief, because it provides custom care simply not available in the west. Chinese herbal formulas have been used and refined for thousands of years with excellent clinical results. There are four main formulas in the kampo system that will provide morning sickness relief, however getting the right formula depends on getting a professional diagnosis based on your constitution and symptoms.

Common Chinese Herbal Formulas for Morning Sickness Relief
Morning Sickness Treatment with Acupuncture & Moxibustion
If you're curious and want to know what a morning sickness treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion is like, watch this video. If you would like morning sickness relief help, we offer both video herbal consults and acupuncture sessions, click here to book an appointment online.

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