After the joyous arrival of the baby, it is important for the mother to take care of her own health as she cares for her precious newborn. Immediately following birth, a woman's constitutional resources have been depleted during delivery and throughout her pregnancy by the demands of her growing baby. This depleted constitutional state throws the body into a pattern of deficiency, which can cause a multitude of mental and physical postpartum symptoms, including:
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Perineal pain
  • Backache
  • Insufficient lactation or excessive milk production
  • Mastitis
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help a new mother recover and regain strength sooner during the postpartum period.
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