By Zita West

ACUPUNCTURE IN being pregnant AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise hugely illustrated and useful advisor to utilizing acupuncture to regard ladies all through their being pregnant and labour. Drawing on an unprecedented wealth of expertise as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the writer has produced a publication obtainable to either acupuncture scholars and practitioners overlaying body structure regarding being pregnant and childbirth, illuminating hyperlinks among Western wisdom and acupuncture techniques and suggesting issues and aspect mixtures for specific phases and activities while pregnant and labour.

  • Highly illustrated with precis bins and guidelines
  • Covers dietary facets of pregnancy
  • Gives useful recommendation and guide at the use of acupuncture during the 4 trimesters of being pregnant and labour
  • Uses case examples to extra illustrate the text
  • Covers contemporary advances when it comes to the results of aspirin and heparin to the immune procedure and pregnancy
  • Includes IVF pregnancies
  • Glossary and appendix of beneficial addresses
  • Fully up to date and revised all through to incorporate contemporary research
  • Nutrition and its impression at the foetus (new and constructing region of research)

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Essential fatty acids are vital for the baby’s brain development. Foods to avoid Anyone wishing to maintain good health should steer clear of foods containing too much sugar or saturated fat, additives or preservatives and of drinks containing excess sugar and caffeine. This applies in particular to pregnant women. Generally this means avoiding processed and refined foods and many ready-cooked meals, including things like cakes, biscuits, pies, puddings and crisps and drinks such as cola and squash.

Indd 44 10/10/2007 4:44:45 PM Nutrition in pregnancy 45 Magnesium Magnesium works with calcium and together they create strong bones and teeth and are both essential for the development of the baby’s muscle and nervous system. Pregnancy will aggravate any deficiency, causing muscle cramps and twitching, insomnia and depression. Low levels are also associated with premature and low birthweight babies. Good food sources. These include nuts, kelp, seafood, eggs, milk, wholegrains, green vegetables and dolomite.

As this is considered the time when Yin and Yang are in balance. The Uterus is one of the six extraordinary Yang organs. It is also known as the Envelope of Yin and is intimately related to the three Yin organs: the Liver, Spleen and Kidneys. The Uterus nourishes the fetus during pregnancy and is related to the Kidneys (via the Uterus Channel) and the Heart (via the Uterus Vessel). The state of both these two organs is vital. The fetus develops from the Yin and Blood of the mother. The vagina The vagina is the passage from the cervix at the neck of the womb to the outside of the body.

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