After Childbirth...

This is a special time during which parents develop close, lifelong bonds with their child. Pregnancy, labour and nursing, however, can all place substantial stress on a woman’s body and you may notice new or persistent symptoms following the initial recovery period after childbirth. Acupuncture can help replenish and restore the balance in your body, and is effective in treating the following postpartum conditions:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Insufficient breast milk production
  • Blocked ducts or mastitis
  • Prolonged or profuse sweating

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) places great importance on a healthy diet after delivery. Nutritious food is needed for new mothers to build up enough Qi (known as the life force energy in TCM) and blood to produce high-quality breast milk. Eat warm, nourishing and easy-to-digest foods like soups and stews. Include lots of protein as well as leafy green and root vegetables. Avoid greasy and oily foods, which impair digestion. Try this listing of helpful food tips and soup recipes.

 

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