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Supporting you through postpartum recovery.

A baby’s birth can trigger so many emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety.
Elation aside, the birth process is highly traumatic on the mother’s body. She not only faces the immediate responsibilities of caring for her newborn, but simultaneously deals with the pain and discomfort of her own body’s emotional and physical distress.

Common postpartum symptoms may include:

  • mood swings, postpartum depression
  • decreased thyroid function
  • breast discomfort and pain
  • perianal discomfort
  • hemorrhoids
  • lower back pain
  • difficulty in let-down reflex while breastfeeding
  • incisional discomfort

Acupuncture for postpartum recovery

Focusing on your well-being during the immediate postpartum recovery period is just as important as during pregnancy. For thousands of years, Chinese people have believed the period directly after childbirth is vital for the health of the new mother, with proper diet and sleep required to restore energy and healing.

The first 30 days of postpartum is commonly known as the ‘confinement month.’ Mothers are encouraged to rest and eat warm, nourishing food to accelerate womb healing, replenish blood lost during childbirth, strengthen their overall bodies and prevent postpartum health problems.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spleen is responsible for creating Qi that is essential to sustain daily energy, as well as create blood and hold organs in place. With Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, it is possible to remedy the mother’s weakened Qi and help boost immunity and overall well-being.

Ready to begin your healing journey?