Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is one of the first clues of pregnancy as well as one of the first discomforts. For many women, happy tidings are marred with nausea, vomiting, and heartburn. Morning sickness varies greatly in each woman, and the term is inaccurate - this misery is not confined to the mornings, but can take place at any time of day and last for hours. For most women, morning sickness is unpleasant but poses no real danger to the mom or the baby. However, if the nausea and vomiting is bad enough to severely limit eating and drinking, it can cause problems for both mom and baby relating to dehydration 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.


Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA