Mend Family – Post-Partum
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR POST-PARTUM CONDITIONS
When the joys of parenting coincide with the realities of our physical limits, you may feel overextended and symptomatic.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR POST-PARTUM STRESS
Stress can arise from any situation, from misplaced car keys to a traffic jam. However, parenting can certainly increase our stress level, as you try to balance your own needs with those of your newly bigger family. Happily, research has shown that acupuncture can limit the release of stress hormones and reduce the stress response.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR POST-PARTUM FATIGUE
From the moment you can hear your baby cry, your responsibilities may seem more complicated and urgent. It’s both common and understandable to feel a little tired. Fortunately, acupuncture has shown to reduce signs of physical and mental fatigue.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, when you are low on energy, †you are more likely to experience a low mood. Acupuncture can help strengthen, circulate, and stabilize energy which can improve both our physical and spiritual state. Similarly, in Western medical research, acupuncture has been shown to help lift the mood.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FORcSLEEP AND RELAXATION
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR IRREGULAR MENSTRUATION
Post-partum hormonal changes can contribute to an uneven mood, which can make you feel unrecognizable. Acupuncture can help regulate sex hormones and the menstrual cycle, though you should also let us brief you on TCM theory. Parenting aside, there is a cyclical nature to our life that enables us to be stable, strong, and healthy. It is always possible to build balance, and this is a great skill to pass on to our children!
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR COLIC
There are times when an otherwise healthy baby seems to cry quite a lot, commonly known as colic. Not only can it be hard to get a crying child to latch and nurse, but continuously trying to soothe a child can be tiring, which can impede with milk flow. Fortunately, acupuncture has been shown to reduce colic symptoms in infants. In our clinician’s opinion, acupressure can be just as effective.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR LACTATION
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture can improve flow of QÏ, which powers all anatomical processes. Strengthening and circulating the QÏ can lead to improved milk production and milk flow. While everyone gains weight differently, baby weight is one way that folks measure the amount of milk the mother releases. Acupuncture has shown promise as a tool to increase infant weight gain, and acupuncture can also help with insufficient lactation. Interestingly, acupressure may also help increase milk production.
We welcome all your concerns as a chance for us to care for your entire being. Partners can also experience post-partum symptoms, and we would be honored to care for you both.
Want to know more? Call or email us. We’re happy to talk!
How to Schedule
We are able to see patients seeking support postpartum in our One on One Clinic as well as in our Community Walk-in Clinic. You decide where to get started based on your preference, insurance options and budget.