As long as women have given birth, they have struggled with the effects of dropping hormone levels following childbirth. Our approach in treating postpartum recovery is to use herbs, acupuncture, moxibustion, and lifestyle suggestions with warmth and compassion, knowing that this is a challenging transition in a new mother’s life. It has always been understood in Asia that a woman sacrifices a great deal of “Qi” (energy) and “Blood” (blood and hormones) during the gestational process and is in a deficient state following childbirth. We understand that the new couple, following the intense joy of birth, may be facing new roles and stresses in the family relationship that add a component to the common list of postpartum ailments, which are as follows:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • fatigue
  • confusion and lack of clear thinking
  • rapid emotional fluctuations
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • vaginal bleeding
  • dizziness
  • weight gain