TCM for Pregnancy?
24 Sept 2021
More women are seeking TCM as an alternative natural remedy to help them cope with their pregnancy. You may wonder how TCM can help with coping with pregnancy, and whether all herbs are suitable to be taken during pregnancy.
Common symptoms for pregnant women include morning sickness, backache, frequent urination and disruption of sleep.
TCM can be used to alleviate these symptoms to help pregnant women cope with minimal discomfort.
For example, ginger - a common spice in every kitchen - is used in TCM to help reduce nausea and vomiting, thus alleviating morning sickness in pregnant women.
It is important to know that certain herbs are not suitable for pregnant women.
These herbs are often those with blood-invigorating properties such as safflower and peach kernel, and herbs with diuretics properties such as water plantain should be avoided.
Therefore, it is important to get advices from a TCM physician and take TCM herbs only under the supervision of a licensed TCM physician to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
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