Acupuncture and Herbs in Postnatal Care
Preserving good health after childbirth is important. Childbirth consumes a lot of energy and blood or as we say in Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) Qi and Blood.
Weakness of Qi and Blood leaves the immune system open to illness. Women lose a lot of Qi and Blood during and after childbirth which results in women having Postpartum fatigue This can lead to many unwanted imbalances in the body.
Signs/ Symptoms Qi & Blood Deficiency include:
- Poor memory
- Tiredness, fatigue
- Weakness of limbs
- Dizziness, light-headedness
- Pale skin, complexion
- Blurred vision
- Poor appetite
Chinese herbal formulas prescribed by your Acupuncturist are the quickest way to restore Qi and Blood. While one formula may be good for one person the same formula for another could make her condition worse. Therefore it is important to have herbals recommended by an Acupuncturist. Acupuncture and herbs can also help increase milk supply.