Here is a great article by Chris Di Tecco, D.Ac, D.TCM, on how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you during the different stages of pregnancy and labour:
Acupuncture for Pregnancy & Labour | Vitality Magazine | Toronto Canada alternative health, natural medicine and green living.
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The following are just some of the many conditions that acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese Medicine can be used for treating women postpartum:
Immediately following natural labour or Caesarean section:
-Pain due to episiotomy and/or tearing of perineum, surgical scarring after C-section, spinal headache, coccyx pain due to injured/broken tailbone (Note: acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be safely used with pain medication in many cases and also to help reduce dependency on pain meds. Please consult a qualified health professional with experience in this)
-Blocked ducts in breast, breast engorgement, mastitis
-Incontinence of urine or feces
-Postpartum cramping (after pains)
-Prolapse of uterus
-Postpartum anxiety, depression
-Carpal tunnel syndrome
The sooner the conditions are addressed, the better. However, good results can still be achieved when treated for the first time several weeks postpartum and well into the first year post partum.
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