Promote relaxation and stress reduction

Being a new parent can cause a wired but tired state. Your nervous system is on high alert for the new baby. The lack of sleep and loss of sleep rhythm exacerbates the anxious, alert, and wired feeling. Acupuncture helps calm the nervous system and creates a sense of calm in the body and mind. This sense of peace can support a woman with the many demands of newfound parenthood. When a mom feels grounded, this creates less anxiety and stress and can reduce the risk of postpartum depression, which every mama needs!

Help heal and rejuvenate from the physical birthing process.

Giving birth is an intense experience. Women use a large amount of qi and blood to give birth to a baby. In China, it was customary for women to take 30 days to rest and recover the qi and blood used during this time. This is far from our traditional culture.
We often see moms getting back to work and responsibilities after birth as fast as possible. This prolongs the healing time after birth. By using acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxa (a warming therapy used on acupuncture points) and food therapy, women can be supported and nurtured back to balance after the journey of pregnancy and birth.

Help the body come back into balance.

Each woman has a unique Chinese medicine pattern. As a Certified Acupuncturist, I am trained to look at the underlying patterns and root causes of symptoms, such as postpartum anxiety and depression. By creating a diagnosis unique to each client, I can use specific Acupuncture points to lessen the root symptoms to allow the body to heal from birth and prepare for the new journey of parenthood.

Create a space and time for mom to heal.

Being a mother is a powerful experience. The love for a child is intense and consuming. Aside from the physical and mental support, we create a time and space for you to employ self-care. You are alone in a room healing for 30 minutes. Taking care of yourself and restoring homeostasis in your body is essential for your well-being.

Self-care is essential to a mother, making her feel supported and capable of the job of motherhood. Moms need to remember they will be better mothers when they take time for themselves and when they advocate for their own healing and recovery.

Postpartum acupuncture is a powerfully beneficial treatment for a mother’s physical and emotional health after birth. Acupuncture after delivery should be part of each mama’s postpartum plan!