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- Post Natal Acupuncture

Post Natal Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Parenting

Every Mother Needs Acupuncture After Birth                           

Why Get Acupuncture After Birth?

Pregnancy and birth are powerful life changing experiences. Traditional Five Element Acupuncture can support women through this important and beautiful transition by offering physical and emotional support. Acupuncture treats to support optimal health for the mother and every mother should consider acupuncture after having a baby for these balancing and healing benefits!

Post – Natal Acupuncture can help with the recovery process after birth, support milk production and hormonal balance – all essential to a happier early baby experiance. Traditional Five Element Acupuncture aids in the Body, Mind and Spirit to support optimal health, which creates a healthier, stronger, more supported and happier Mum.

How can acupuncture help postnatal Mothers?

1. Promote relaxation and stress reduction. 

Being a new parent can cause an exuberaent but exhausted 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. Traditional Five Element  Acupuncture helps to calm the nervous system and allow for a sense of calm in the body, mind and spirit. This sense of calm can support a women with the many demands of newfound parenthood. When a Mum feels grounded, this creates less anxiety, stress and can reduce the risk of postpartum depression, which every Mum needs!

2. Help heal and rejuvenate from the physical birthing process.

Giving birth is a beautifully intense experience. Women use a large amount of Qi and Blood to create and birth 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 customary in our culture.

I often see Mums getting back to work and responsibilities after birth too fast as. Only to realise, this prolongs the healing time after birth. By using Traditional Five Element Acupuncture and Moxa (a warming therapy used on acupuncture points) a women can be supported and nurtured back to balance after the journey of pregnancy and birth.

3. Help the body come back into balance.

Each of us has an Element which is our strength but also our weakness – our Gaudian element. As a Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist, I am trained to look at the underlying patterns and root cause of symptoms that are manifesting, such as postnatal anxiety, depression and exhaustion. By creating a diagnosis unique to each patient, I am able to 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.

Studies have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture and postpartum depression. –https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446093/

Bringing a baby home isn’t easy. Remember to get help and care for yourself too.

4. Create a space and time for Mum to heal.

Being a mother is a powerful experience. The Love for a child is fierce and consuming. Aside from the physical and mental support, Traditional Five Element acupuncture creates a time and space for you to remember to give yourself care.  You are alone in a room healing, taking well deserved time for yourself. Taking care of yourself and restoring balance in your Body, Mind and Spirit are essential for your well-being.

Self-care is essential to a mother feeling supported and capable of the job of motherhood. Mum’s need to remember they will be better mothers when they take time for themselves and when they advocate for their own healing and recovery.

Post-natal acupuncture is such a powerfully beneficial treatment for a mother’s physical and emotional health after birth.Traditional Five Element Acupuncture after birth should be part of each Mothers post-natal plan. 

For more Information and Treatment contact Hannah on;-https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/

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