Heartburn

 Heartburn during pregnancy is a common complaint, particularly in later pregnancy, and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can offer some relief from this.  Increased levels of progesterone and oestrogen relax smooth muscle tissue in the body, and in the digestive tract which can lead to general indigestion and heartburn.  During the last few months of pregnancy the uterus physically pushing into the diaphragm and stomach only intensifies this problem.  Acupuncture can be a helpful treatment for this complaint as it works to restore the descending function of the Stomach Qi.