Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and/or nutritional therapy are extremely helpful to restore a new mother’s health post partum. The loss of blood and energy during labor and delivery depletes the body and may cause pain, hormone fluctuations, sore breasts, insufficient lactation, and fatigue. The sharp decline in progesterone and estrogen post partum is enough to create irritability, sadness and general feelings of post partum blues and depression. Further, the joy and adrenaline of the newborn can often overshadow the mother’s own needs.
Acupuncture and acupressure for post partum care can restore energy, promote blood flow to the uterus for healing, and speed up recovery time
Our post partum program is designed to support a new mom’s needs so that she can focus all her energy on taking care of her baby. One thing we often recommend during the initial post partum weeks is a restorative congee. This traditional Chinese rice porridge can help to strengthen the digestive system so healing can begin. Our go-to post partum congee recipe we like uses a combination of millet and quinoa with organic chicken breast pieces, organic chicken bone broth, and chopped spinach or kale. This recipe helps to build blood and is loaded with protein and calcium.
Our traditional Chinese rice porridge recipe can help to strengthen the digestive system for post partum healing to begin
Acupuncture and acupressure for post partum care can also be used to restore energy, promote blood flow to the uterus for healing, and speed up recovery time. Having your partner massage the acupuncture point on the outside of your lower leg several inches below your knee will help to improve digestion and increase energy levels and build your immune system function. We also recommend regular acupuncture treatments at this stage. Chinese herbal medicine may also be recommended.