Morning sickness is characterized by nausea and vomiting that occurs between the first and fourth months of pregnancy. Contrary to its name, morning sickness can happen at any time of the day.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Morning Sickness.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of morning sickness generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of morning sickness:
The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.
The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Morning Sickness
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for morning sickness that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Morning Sickness
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The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for morning sickness. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.