In all areas of medicine, more and more health care professionals are turning to complementary medicine as an effective, gentle means of increasing their patients' comfort and wellness. In pregnancy and childbirth, the combination of traditional Chinese and Western-based methods are particularly successful. Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy offers busy practitioners an accessible guide to the myriad ways in which these time-tested methods can both enhance and ease a pregnant woman's experience - before, during and after delivery. With an engaging and lucid style, this book begins with a concise, yet thorough explanation of the underlying principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Against this backdrop, the author provides a step-by-step guide through the treatment of a wide array of conditions, such as Hyperemesis and heartburn Preterm labor and preeclampsia Dysfunctional labor and post partum depression Dysmenorrhoe, migraine and infections Whether as an introduction to the topic or as a practical resource for practitioners, Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy is a handy reference for all those wishing to enhance the best Western-based medical treatment can offer through the addition of Chinese Medicine.