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Acupuncturist for morning sickness Dorset

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MaybeBabyOct2015 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:50:51

Hey,

Can anyone recommend an acupuncturist who can help with morning sickness in the Dorset area? I live near the Dorset/Hampshire border so someone around there would be great. I'm 7+5 weeks pregnant and have had nausea 24/7 since 3+5 weeks, which is now getting worse. Really want to get some control over it so I can feel more human again.

Many thanks smile

Louise34567 Mon 16-Nov-15 09:29:48

Hi, you may want to try this: www.acupuncture.org.uk/ - sorry, I don't live in the area but this is how I found mine in Surrey. x

DelphiStar Mon 16-Nov-15 09:37:48

Acupuncture doesn't do anything. A cheaper alternative is to lie down for 45mins and relax. Useful summary here www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/reference/acupuncture/

amysmummy12345 Mon 16-Nov-15 09:39:29

Delphistar I've been bedridden on and off for 6 weeks now... That's not working either sad

DelphiStar Mon 16-Nov-15 09:44:23

When you can't take medicine or there are no medicines that can help you with you ailment, remember this is not a good reason to throw your money away on 'complimentary' medicines, which by definition, don't work... It's tempting when you are desperate but don't be hoodwinked by charletons.

If your sickness is severe your mw may be able to give you some drugs to help. If it's mild you are going to just have to put up with it and wait. I eat ginger biscuits and Diet Coke, which seem not to set it off as much as most other food.

amysmummy12345 Mon 16-Nov-15 09:49:59

Got anti sickness meds from gp, they don't even touch the nausea from Hyperemesis... Got vomiting down to two or three times a day though... You are joking about the ginger nuts right?!

Louise34567 Mon 16-Nov-15 11:03:09

Acupuncture does work. There haven't been enough trials to provide sufficient evidence but it does work - uses pressure points to help nerves, blood circulation etc etc. Even animals have been shown to benefit from acupuncture. And they're not capable of believing in 'placebo' effects. I get so tired of people dismissing the treatment before they've tried it.

I am open-minded and encourage others to be so, too. If chemicals work for someone; great; if specific food works for someone, great; personally, acupuncture works for me, so great. Etc.

MaybeBabyOct2015 Mon 16-Nov-15 13:56:07

Thanks for the responses.

Louise I shall take a look at the website thank you smile

Delphi, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I personally want to give acupuncture a try. I've heard from a number of different people that they have had success with it. I work full time and the nausea is constant so laying down and relaxing for 45 minutes is not possible. I have recently been on holiday and have relaxed a lot and it has not eased the symptoms they are simply getting worse. sad if laying down works for you though that's great.

Unfortunately, I have been trying crackers, ginger biscuits etc, having a cracker when I get up in the night and before I get up in the morning, I drink ginger tea, plenty of water ....basically follow all the usual advice but the nausea is still getting worse and I am starting to retch frequently. I won't drink diet coke as I try to avoid putting any unnecessary chemicals into my body (this goes for medication as well unless really needed). This is my first pregnancy and I've had a few scares already so I do not want to take any chances.

Trying to think positive though, it is temporary. smile

mrsnec Mon 16-Nov-15 14:12:10

I have severe pregnancy sickness and have never tried any alternative therapies. Having said that I have been a bit desperate and I would happily punch anyone who suggested ginger again I now have a serious aversion to it!

Anyway whilst I'm not in the UK I have an old friend in Bournemouth who's a therapist and specialises in pregnancy and whilst she doesn't do acupuncture she might suggest something else pm me if you're interested.

amysmummy12345 Mon 16-Nov-15 14:12:47

If you're struggling, pop over to the hyperemesis support board, we're all in the same boat over there xx

Skiptonlass Mon 16-Nov-15 14:28:08

Acupuncture doesn't work. Clinical trials with sham needling and needling at fake points show it has zero effect.

I absolutely sympathise if you're feeling rotten . I had hyperemesis and it was just wretched - I was given meds for it and the first batch didn't really work but the third set did help a tiny tiny bit.

Please try not to get into the 'nasty chemicals' thing. Everything is chemicals smile natural isn't always better (arsenic is natural and that's not terribly good for you...)

I was unlucky and nothing cured my sickness but if I can suggest a few things?

Dehydration makes it much worse. I thought I wasn't too bad because I'd been sipping fluids but when they put me on a drip in hospital it was a case of oh my god they are putting the life force back in my veins

The less you eat the worse you feel. I couldn't face the kitchen so dh brought me tiny portions of the few things I could stomach - yoghurt , apples and chocolate were my diet for weeks! Don't worry about being healthy beyond the banned list, eat what you can when you can.

Rest as much as you can

Drugs aren't the enemy! There are well tested and safe drugs that can help and if the first line ones don't work, go back and try others.

It is awful to feel this sick, it really is. I puked every single bloody day up to delivery then it was like flipping a switch once ds was out.

It will pass, hang on in there smile

Louise34567 Mon 16-Nov-15 14:32:40

To Maybe and all those undergoing acupuncture: I wish you all the best. To others condemning acupuncture: don't judge others. It's not helpful and it's not fair.

I personally know it works for me and that suits me just fine. I am open-minded about anything that helps.

Louise34567 Mon 16-Nov-15 14:34:35

And before I leave this thread: there have even been trials on animals and it's been proven to work. Animals aren't capable of the placebo effect.

Acupuncture is not a sham, if you work with an approved, registered and highly experienced practitioner. It's not been tested on humans enough hence no apparent 'evidence' but if you try it, you may find it works for you. It stimulates nerves and blood circulation. Helpful for keeping hormone levels up during pregnancy, boosting circulation and aiding minor ailments.

NannyOggsHedgehogs Mon 16-Nov-15 19:16:14

A friend of mine had acupuncture from the one in Sway in late pregnancy (and went into labour the next day!) if that's bearish you? I don't know what they're like for ms but obviously qualified to do pregnancy stuff smile

DelphiStar Mon 16-Nov-15 23:19:56

It's not about judging others it is about scientific fact. Acupuncture doesn't work. And for those citing animal studies, did you actually read the papers? Do you understand what you were reading?

We sound angry because we hate to see people taken advantage of or put their hopes is false medicines.

Louise34567 Tue 17-Nov-15 10:32:52

Wow, that's amazing Nanny!

NannyOggsHedgehogs Tue 17-Nov-15 16:52:34

She was 39+something, it might have been coincidence, but it's an example of an acupuncturist who treats pregnant people on the hants/Dorset border and therefore relevant to the op wink

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