By Zita West
ACUPUNCTURE IN being pregnant AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise hugely illustrated and functional consultant to utilizing acupuncture to regard girls all through their being pregnant and labour. Drawing on an exceptional wealth of expertise as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the writer has produced a e-book available to either acupuncture scholars and practitioners overlaying body structure relating to being pregnant and childbirth, illuminating hyperlinks among Western wisdom and acupuncture methods and suggesting issues and element mixtures for specific levels and activities while pregnant and labour.
- Highly illustrated with precis containers and guidelines
- Covers dietary facets of pregnancy
- Gives functional recommendation and guideline at the use of acupuncture in the course of the 4 trimesters of being pregnant and labour
- Uses case examples to additional illustrate the text
- Covers fresh advances relating to the results of aspirin and heparin to the immune method and pregnancy
- Includes IVF pregnancies
- Glossary and appendix of important addresses
- Fully up to date and revised all through to incorporate contemporary research
- Nutrition and its influence at the foetus (new and constructing quarter of research)
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Iron helps healing and ﬁghts infection by making haemoglobin to carry oxygen in the blood. It is particularly important if there has been heavy blood loss. • Zinc is needed for the production of hormones and to help combat postnatal depression, which may be related to an excess of copper. Supplementation with zinc and B6 will correct any imbalance. • Vitamin C is good for the immune system; it helps wounds to heal and aids the absorption of iron. • Essential fatty acids are vital for the baby’s brain development.
It is also vital to take a thorough medical history prior to treatment, so that you are aware of any condition, such as diabetes or cardiac disease, for which Western medical intervention should be sought initially. You can also be alert to any exacerbation of the condition. You should be particularly aware of the following signs. First 12 weeks • Severe morning sickness, with vomiting up to 14 times a day: this can be treated at a ﬁrst appointment, but be aware that the patient may need hospitalising (see Ch.
Deﬁciency can lead to weakness, excessive tiredness, depression, headache, confusion and memory loss. Iron supplementation on its own is not effective as it needs to work with other vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C in particular helps the body to absorb iron, as for example taking a glass of fresh orange with an egg yolk. These include molasses, wholegrains, wheatgerm, lean red meat, poultry, almonds, egg yolk, wholegrains, avocados, dried fruit such as ﬁgs, currants and apricots, green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, watercress and parsley.
Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth by Zita West