Having a baby is a beautiful, indescribable experience that embodies a woman’s incredible strength! But just because it’s awe-inspiring, doesn’t mean it doesn’t take a serious toll on your body. The postpartum experience is a crucial time to focus not only on the needs of your new baby, but on your own self-care as well!
Acupuncture is a powerful tool for helping new mothers overcome the mental and physical challenges of life after delivery. Enhance your postpartum recovery and cope with these common issues women face with the help of natural acupuncture treatment!
Heal Your Body
If you’ve never experienced childbirth, you might think the pain stops once labor is over and your baby is in your arms. The truth is though, there is a lot of soreness, pain, and other challenging physical issues the body is left to contend with.
Childbirth—whether natural or by C-Section—can be very traumatic for your body. Following delivery, many women experience fatigue, heavy bleeding or hemorrhage, perineal pain, urinary incontinence, and other distressing complications.
Acupuncture is a highly effective alternative therapy that can alleviate uncomfortable and painful postpartum symptoms by helping to:
- Recover muscle tone
- Strengthen muscle tonicity
- Raise prolapsed organs
- Strengthen bladder control
- Stop persistent bleeding
- Heal C-Section scars and reduce pain
Another excellent tool to use to help your postpartum recovery, in conjunction with acupuncture, is Moxa Therapy. Moxa is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that uses heat to soothe strain and tension in the muscles and abdomen, build breast milk supply, heal Cesarean scars, and rejuvenate the body.
Heal Your Mind
Acupuncture treatments ease some of the debilitating mental and spiritual burdens of postpartum restoration by promoting positive energy within the body. Weekly sessions have been proven to treat hormone imbalances that are the root cause of many symptoms of postpartum depression and the anxiety that comes with the baby blues.
New moms can benefit from acupuncture by using it to reduce stress levels, promote relaxation, relieve feelings of anxiety, increase appetite, and signal the release of mood-boosting neurochemicals like dopamine and serotonin.
When you have a baby, all of your physical and mental focus and energy is channeled into nourishing and caring for it. After you give birth, your body has some catching up to do to regulate itself again. The entire philosophy behind acupuncture is to promote harmony within the body, making it the perfect way to get back on track after all you have gone through.
Use acupuncture to:
- Promote lactation (a process that can be negatively affected by postpartum stress)
- Regulate sleep cycles and stop night sweats
- Increase energy and vitality
- Treat stress-induced nausea, digestive issues, and headaches
- Maintain a healthy weight
Ideally, acupuncture sessions should begin about 3-4 days after delivery and continue for 3-4 weeks for optimal recovery results. This may seem soon, but it’s important that you take the time to address immediate postpartum issues and reestablish equilibrium throughout your body. This way, you can focus on the beautiful new addition to your family and the miracle you’ve brought into the world!
At WellStream Acupuncture, we believe that postpartum care is crucial to making you feel like you’re the best mother you can be. We also understand that the needs of your little one are a priority, especially in the first few days and weeks following birth—that’s why we welcome all women to bring their newborns with them to the office! House calls can also be arranged if that’s more convenient.
Honor the incredible achievements your body has made by adding the soothing, restorative practice of acupuncture to your self-care regimen. Or, show the new mother or mother-to-be in your life how incredible you think she is with a gift certificate for treatments! Contact us today to book your first session and get ready for your postpartum rehabilitation!