AFTER THE BIRTH (POST PARTUM)

Asian culture preserves a tradition of supporting a mother for one month after delivering a child. In Australian society, within days of giving birth, you are likely to be expected to be keeping house and supporting your family.

Your acupuncturist can provide some support for your physical and mental recovery. If you cannot have bed rest then some blood tonics may help reduce the symptoms of fatigue, mood swings, jagged sleep, colds and fevers.

Treatment to improve blood circulation, after the birth, may assist to increase breast milk supply. A well-fed baby will also enable you to rest and recover more effectively.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have a long history of traditional use in many post natal challenges and may offer solutions to common post-natal complaints. Please consult your health care provider to see if this style of treatment may be right for you.