This is something that no one talks about, it is as if it doesn’t exist, until you get it. Then it is HUGE to you, but still isn’t imporant to anyone else.
BIG hugs to you if you get this. Here is my experience with PUPPS, along with great links and what I felt helped. The Yahoo Group is great for support too.
A mom recently shared she used Accupuncture to help with her PUPPS.
My accupuncturist had never heard of PUPPP before, but
she saw that the worst areas were on my liver
“pathways” and she treated them this way:
First she used a seven star hammer- a tiny hammer with
little points on the end, and she tapped it all over
me- it’s a little uncomfortable, but not bad and she
doesn’t do it for long.
Then she performed “cupping” where she uses glass
cups with disposable plastic inserts that are
suctioned on to the worst spots and leaves them on for
only a few minutes. It’s feels like really strong
suction and you look like you’ve been attacked by an
octopus’ suckers for a few days- but it cleared up
after two treatments!
I have to keep seeing her every week or so to maintain this until the baby is born-but I am itch free and sleeping again.
One, more thing I wanted to add to my posting, is that
my accupuncturist treats pregnant women all the time –
it’s important to make sure the practitioner has lots
of experience, so you know they are cautious and the
treatments are effective.
Having said that- the other great thing about this
treatment is that there are no medicines or steroids
involved and it is completely natural, so you can feel
good about being treated this way.
I would definitely try this if I ever got PUPPS again. I ended up using medication, as I needed it to stay SANE. I typically avoid any medication while pregnant, so I am glad to know that accupuncture is a way to go.
Hugs to you if you have PUPPS.