Indigestion (dyspepsia) of pregnancyHeartburn, upper abdominal pain, belching and bloating are all common but unwanted symptoms of pregnancy. Heartburn, felt as a burning pain in the middle of the chest or in the pit of the stomach, is the most common of these.
Acupuncture seems to be an effective treatment for heartburn in pregnant women.
Treatment is usually given weekly until the symptoms have been relieved; this usually takes between 4 and 6 treatments. The most commonly used points are in the upper abdomen and in the legs.