Low back pain, sciatic pain, pelvic pain and pubic symphysis pain can all be effectively treated using acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been well researched in relation to low back, sciatica and pubic symphysis pain in pregnancy and has shown positive effects.
Acupuncture treatment relieves inflammation related to the stretching tendons and releases tension in tight muscles. Acupuncture is effective whether the condition was pre-existing or brought on by pregnancy.
Note: It is important that this type of treatment is done by a practitioner with specialized pregnancy acupuncture training as some low back points need to be used with caution in pregnancy since they can induce uterine contractions.