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Breastfeeding issues are not uncommon but can be very stressful and uncomfortable to new mothers. Acupressure can provide a natural way to address issues like low milk supply or clogged ducts.

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Though new motherhood is an incredibly special experience, the postpartum period can also come with some difficult health concerns, including lactation issues. Breastfeeding mothers can struggle with a range of issues like low milk supply, plugged ducts, and soreness.
If you’re a new mother looking for relief from some of those issues, one excellent and natural means of addressing these problems is traditional Chinese medicine. To achieve the best results in your health journey, it’s best to consult with a licensed acupuncturist for a full assessment and regular acupuncture treatments. These can help you address imbalances in your body in the long term. However, if you’re looking for something you can do at home to help with breastfeeding, acupressure is a great option to try.
Acupressure works by using fingers to stimulate acupuncture points with pressure on points of the body where an acupuncturist might use needles. By targeting specific meridian points connected to the health issue, you can help clear blockages in the body’s flow of qi and rebalance your system.
The linked article shares two acupressure points you can try at home to increase milk supply and encourage the “let-down” reflex. Try stimulating these points for a natural approach to health.

It is important to consult with a physician if you have a health concern. This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. For guidance about acupressure, consult a licensed acupuncturist or other medical professional. If you are a new patient, you can request an appointment with one of our licensed acupuncturists by clicking here. For more acupressure guides, check out our self-help sheet section.
Here at Healing with Zen Pasadena, we specialize in women’s health issues, including support through all stages of pregnancy and postpartum support. Healing with Zen’s owner and licensed acupuncturist Zen Tuan, L.Ac. is deeply passionate about helping women achieve the reproductive health they desire through natural and holistic methods like acupuncture and herbal therapy.

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