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<p>Has anyone here tried acupuncture for pregnancy nausea?  I've just found out there is acupuncture offered through the health center I have access to, and it's $60 a visit.  My husband actually suggested I try to see them just for advice on where, exactly, to position my acupressure wristbands, which is why I looked them up, but now that I see I can self-refer for acupuncture itself, I'm wondering if it is safe and, of course, if it is effective.</p>
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<p>I was so miserable with nausea and vomiting when I was pregnant with my son, and it seems to be hitting me harder and earlier this time around (or maybe I'm just more worn out going into it).  I'm really interested in trying this out if people have had success with it.</p>
 

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<p>I used acupuncture for nausea in my first trimester and I found it very helpful.  I had to go once a week (twice would have been more effective) and it seemed to work for a few days, but then I'd feel like I needed to go back.  So, one treatment will not cure your nausea.  The effect will build up with each visit.  But it is definitely effective, and my acupuncturist taught me how to use acupressure on the spots at home to help relieve it on my own.  That was really helpful, especially in the car as I was having terrible motion sickness. </p>
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<p>I would go for it!  Acupuncture is highly recommended for pregnancy issues, especially nausea.  I have found it surprisingly helpful for a number of ailments from chronic back pain to the flu to stress.  From what I understand it can also be helpful later in pregnancy if the baby is in the wrong position and for birth preparation. </p>
 

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<p>I would try it. I tried chiro and it wasn't successful, so I would give it a try. Even my insurance company case worker suggested it, but they didn't cover it <span><img alt="irked.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Have you tried taking milk thistle? It's much cheaper! :)</p>
 

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<p>I did, in both pregnancies. It didn't help.</p>
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<p>It helped with everything else (headaches, muscle aches, digestion, mood, energy, etc...), but not the nausea.</p>
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<p>I tried milk thistle, dandelion root, high protein diet, careful timing of liquids/solids, chiro, acupuncture, acupressure, oral vitamin B, ginger in several forms, various natural sodas and carbonated water, and who knows what else. The only thing that worked for me was Unisom. I finally started taking it around 9-10 weeks in my second (current) pregnancy and wish that I had started sooner. I stopped around 16 weeks and have been feeling fine since. </p>
 

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<p>I think acupuncture would be great. If it's too expensive, you can try the anti-nausea bracelets that they sell at drug stores that press down on certain acupressure points to reduce nausea. I tried those out and they seemed to work for me.</p>
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<p>Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>It didn't work for me but, if you can afford it, I would still give it a go. It seems to work wonders for some people.</p>
 
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