Postnatal Care

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is aligned with many cultural beliefs which suggest that there are significant benefits for recent mother to rest as much as possible once bubs has arrived.  If you have enough support, you are encouraged to stay at home for 30 days to recover and bond with your newborn. 

Labour and early motherhood can be a big challenge on your body and life.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can assist your body to recover from labour and any problems arising from parenting including night sweats, insufficient milk production, mastitis, neck, back or shoulder pain. 

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Li, L., Dou, L., Leung, P., Chung, T. & Wang, C. (2016) Chinese herbal medicines for unexplained recurrent miscarriage. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010568. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010568.pub2

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