Whether straight away or later on, if you notice your milk production is low, acupuncture is an excellent treatment to increase breast milk. Often, it only takes one acupuncture treatment to improve your production.
Having a baby is exhausting. Both the long labour and or the sleepless nights can lead to fatigue. Once sleep deprivations take hold, it is difficult to fall asleep even if given the chance. Acupuncture is a great tool to restore energy and promote restful sleep.
Postpartum depression is more common that most new mothers realize. For some it is a reaction to exhaustion, hormone fluctuations, or a past tendency to depression. Acupuncture is an effective treatment to restore emotional well being both on it’s own and along with medications in severe cases postpartum depression.
Most cultures around the world include a warming postpartum ritual for a mother shortly after labour. The philosophy around this ritual is that the woman is most open and exposed shortly after birth and needs to be both protected and warmed in order to recover smoothly. Warming the womb after labour reduces cramping and body pain, speeds healing, boosts energy and can prevent menstrual issues once the menstruation returns.
Mother warming treatments occur anytime after 7 days postpartum. Treatments include both acupuncture and a heat therapy called moxibustion. The treatments usually last between 1-1.5 hours and can be performed in the comfort of your home, in your bed or on your couch.