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Nurturing new mothers with acupuncture

The birth of a new baby can evoke a wide range of emotions, from pure joy to heart-pounding anxiety.

Despite the elation, childbirth is highly traumatic on the mother’s body. Along with the immediate responsibilities of caring for her newborn, she must also manage the pain and discomfort of her own emotional and physical recovery.


  • 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

Prioritizing your well-being during the immediate postpartum recovery period is just as critical as it is during pregnancy.

For thousands of years, Chinese people have believed the period directly after childbirth is vital for the new mother’s health. Proper diet and sleep are the key ingredients to restore energy and healing.

The first 30 days of postpartum is commonly known as the ‘confinement month’ wherein new mothers are treated as nobility to ensure proper recovery. They 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. It is also responsible for creating blood and holding all organs in place. With Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, it is possible to remedy the mother’s weakened Qi and help boost immunity and her overall well-being.