Traditionally, new Chinese mums were expected to rest in the house for between 30 and 100 days doing nothing other than allowing themselves to be looked after. Pregnancy and childbirth were understood to be exhausting and women were given time to recover their strength before engaging in normal life again. In the world today, this is a rare luxury.
Acupuncture can play an important role in helping a new mum settle into her new life. Postpartum care aims at building back the body’s depleted levels of qi and blood following pregnancy and delivery. This is a great support when the wonder of having a new baby in the house is combined with fatigue, sleeplessness and possible anxiety
Acupuncture can be used to specifically treat:
- Afterpains and abdominal cramping
- Breastfeeding problems
- Postnatal fatigue
- Postnatal anxiety and depression
Tonification of the body can begin as early as 3 days after delivery.
We run a dedicated Facebook feed to support women in the first few months after childbirth. Visit us at Heavenly Star Acupuncture - Post Partum.