Postpartum Depression (PPD); which is also called as postnatal depression is a depression that affects women after the childbirth. The symptoms include: anxiety, stress, sadness, moodiness, reduced in sex appetite, low energy and changing in sleeping patterns.
Study from Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that acupuncture has an effective solution to treat couples with postpartum depression in comparison to other therapy. The result shows that 63% of women who received acupuncture treatments reduced the level of depression compared to massage therapy.
Secondly, it is scientifically proven that acupuncture combined with five elements of music could reduce the severity of depression in female patients, according to NCBI publication.
Acupuncture is very beneficial during post-natal, as this can improve new mother’s emotional wellbeing and avoid ‘baby blues’. During the breastfeeding period, acupuncture can promote breast milk for the baby and reduce level of Lochia.
Another benefit also includes treatment for mothers who has post-partum bleeding and will restore their overall health and wellbeing. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine focus on improving ‘qi’ by nourishing the body of the baby and mother as well as reducing weak bladder.
It is important to treat postpartum depression, as it can be a potential risk for the new mother and baby. This could lead to self-destructive behaviour and unhealthy lifestyle. By doing acupuncture, the mother can have relaxation time and maintain her sense of well-being and as a result will provide a happy environment for the baby.
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