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Postpartum and TCM

Zen Tuan Acupuncturist and Herbalist serving Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Altadena, and San Gabriel Valley

 

Motherhood

During pregnancy, a woman is providing the best building blocks for her unborn baby. After the 9 months are over however, there is still much care the new mother should do in order to nurture both herself and her new baby. The first 30 to 40 days are considered essential for the mother to take care of her body and mind in order to better care for her newborn infant.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  has long used many healing practices in order to ensure the best recovery for the mother. Below are some areas in TCM which can help address some postpartum concerns.

1. Diet after birth

After a woman gives birth, diet is used to ensure proper recovery, lactation, and healing. A healthy diet after birth also ensures future fertility as well as an aid to help build blood and energy. Congees are used in TCM after delivery. They are easy to digest and very nourishing.

Click here to read more on congees and to receive a few simple recipes.

2. Acupressure

Acupressure and Acupuncture can help with the following issues:

-Postnatal Depression

-Mastitis

-Back pain, Hip pain, and Sciatica

-Uterine after pains

-Fatigue

Click here to learn Acupressure points that you may do at home.

3. Postpartum Depression

Depression after birth is not as uncommon as you think. The dramatic shifts in hormone levels is believed to be one of the main causes. About 14% of new mothers experience postpartum depression. Acupuncture specifically geared toward postpartum depression is showing great results among studies.

Click here to read about how Acupuncture helps with Postpartum Depression.

Zen Tuan Acupuncturist and Herbalist serving Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Altadena, and San Gabriel Valley