How can acupuncture help women during pregnancy?

When a woman becomes pregnant, she will often steer well clear of chemically produced medicines even for the most minor of ailments, and with good reason.  Under normal circumstances, a person suffering from a headache wouldn't think twice about popping a seemingly innocent Ibuprofen tablet, but in pregnancy, decisions like these become far more complicated, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture are something to consider. Studies have shown that women who use painkillers such as Ibuprofen in the first twenty weeks of pregnancy are 2.