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
- Hot flashes
- Perineal pain
- Insufficient lactation or excessive milk production
- Urinary difficulty
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help a new mother recover and regain strength sooner during the postpartum period.