Post Natal recovery through Acupuncture

Our acupuncture fertility clinic is not only focusing on fertility for couples who want to conceive, but we also focus on helping new mothers for post-natal recovery through acupuncture.

Acupuncture promotes the health of overall well-being for both the mother and baby. There are many things that acupuncture can offer you such as:

  • Recovery from baby blues or depression

It is common for new mothers who experience with the baby blues or depression.  Acupuncture can help by releasing endorphin into the body, which then makes the new mother feel happier and less stressed. It is also recommended that the mother receive extra treatment by taking Chinese herbal medicine to manage their well-being further so that the baby also can benefit from breastfeeding.

In short, acupuncture can help mothers to boost their self-esteem, endorphin levels, reduce anxiety and therefore recover from the baby blues.

  • Promote production of breast milk

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for new mothers who have an insufficient supply of breast milk.

It is important for mothers to keep continue breastfeeding even if there is only small amounts while receiving acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. The reason behind lack of breast milk is because there is not enough nourishment to support the mother’s health.  Other circumstances that affect mother’s health include long labour with excessive blood loss and birth trauma.

Acupuncture combines with Chinese herbal medicine is an effective tool to further nourish women’s body and regenerate mother’s blood as well as the body fluids.

  • Eliminate stress and promote happiness

Stress can make the chemical and hormones in our body imbalance. Acupuncture treatment assists mother to have a balance hormone by releasing ‘qi’ (life force) and stimulating areas in the body that are affected.  Once the hormone is balance, endorphins released and stress will be eliminated through regular acupuncture treatments.

  • Avoid mastitis

It is recommended for new mothers to breastfeed their babies in their first 6 months. However, this can be very traumatic experience for new mums who experience mastitis (inflammation in breast tissue). This caused by blocked milk duct that has not been cleared. The consequence of having mastitis is there will be insufficient flow of breast milk for breastfeeding, high fever, massive pain and inflammation.

Acupuncture not only can prevent mastitis, it can also be used to treat mastitis. Professional acupuncturist knows the specific points on the body that correspond with the diagnosis in order to accelerate the healing process.

Hence it is necessary to have acupuncture treatment as well as doctor consultation to ensure mother will not have further breasts infection. Through acupuncture, new mothers can be rest assured that they will be free from mastitis.

  • Decreasing Fatigue

As new mothers it is very difficult to find free time during the day. However, it is very important to set aside the time for themselves to recharge their body through acupuncture. By doing acupuncture treatment, mothers can have their own relaxation time, decrease fatigue, reduce stress and automatically transfer the happy hormones into the babies (for those who breastfeed).

  • Handling difficulty in urinary and postpartum pain

Acupuncture can eliminate the pain of postpartum and at the same time diminishing the urinary problem for new mothers.

  • Get slimmer body and healthy weight

Last but not least, this is the best part of acupuncture for new mothers who want to get back in shape. Acupuncture has been effective in treating women to get their healthy weight or return to their previous weight before having the baby.