According to ScienceDaily (Apr. 29, 2012) — Newborns whose mothers are under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk for low iron status, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, according to a study presented April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston.
Can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture enables and restores energy to flow smoothly and improves circulation of blood throughout the body, whilst stimulating the nerves located in muscles and other tissues. It also has a positive effect on brain chemistry regulating stress hormone levels. Studies have also found that acupuncture can decrease the levels of cortisol after just one session (Arranz, Siboni, De la Fuente, 2006).The calming nature of acupuncture also helps decrease heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.
Through acupuncture, these energy blockages can be addressed. Acupuncture can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself. In addition, acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body. The calming nature of acupuncture also helps decrease heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.
Acupuncture creates a feeling of deep relaxation in people, and the symptoms of pain or stress become less and less. It helps activate different systems in the body, which helps balance everything,We treat the cause of the stress, we don’t' seek to mask it. Patients need to physiologically balance the body, becauss stress can unbalance the body and then it needs to be realigned.Acupuncture can further balance hormones and can enhance and induce relaxation because it helps patients learn how to remain in a relaxed state by training the body with calming techniques.
So,Pregnant women should be aware that their health, nutrition, stress level and state of mind will affect their baby's health and well-being, try acupuncture!