Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for pregnancy.
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "pregnancy" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "pregnancy" - i.e. the "cause(s)".
For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.
When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing pregnancy, this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section: