Though it seems at the time like nothing could be more difficult than pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, many new mothers are surprised by the intensity of various issues they may experience after the birth of their child. What should be a time of pure joy can often be clouded by confusion, painful healing processes, and varying levels of stress and sadness.
In some cases, these symptoms can escalate into mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others. Not only is it painful for a new mother to experience this type of distress, it can take away from her ability to enjoy those precious moments with her newborn and even interfere with the bonding process.
Does acupuncture help with postpartum issues?
Acupuncture is a form of Chine Medicine (CM) that involves the use of tiny needles to create small, painless punctures at specified points of the body, stimulating energy known as "Qi." By stimulating Qi, acupuncture acts to regulate various aspects of bodily functioning, including blood flow and the release of various hormones and neurotransmitters. These processes can provide both short and long-term relief from a variety of postpartum issues, including:
- Mental health conditions, as well as general stress and mood dysregulation.
- Improved sleep and digestion.
- Increased lactation.
- Healing of incisions and/or tearing from childbirth.
By treating the symptoms the mother is experiencing, acupuncture, in turn, has a positive effect on the child as well.
Is acupuncture safe for postpartum women?
Acupuncture has been a relied-upon treatment for women's health and fertility issues for hundreds of years. It is safe and effective in helping women to conceive, as well as during all stages of pregnancy.
Acupuncture has the ability to promote the regulation of hormones that are thrown out of whack during pregnancy and childbirth, resulting in faster and fuller healing of the mind and body. While other types of treatment may be necessary, such as counseling, acupuncture is a safe and effective method for treating women's postpartum issues.
Start Your Acupuncture Journey
If you recently gave birth and are experiencing physical or psychological postpartum symptoms, there is help and relief available. At Deanna Carell Acupuncture, we specialize in women's health and fertility and are committed to providing the support and healing that new moms need in the months and years following childbirth. We want to make sure you have the strength, energy, and enthusiasm to enjoy every moment with your precious newborn.
Contact us today to learn more about how acupuncture can help you heal from postpartum issues.
Have you never been to an acupuncture appointment?
Deanna Carell Acupuncture is welcoming new patients to our office. Our natural, acupuncture and facial microneedling treatments are tailored to your specific needs, and are used to create a healthy healing environment for your mind and body. For a consultation to meet with the acupuncturists please call our office or contact us through our online form