Many Australian women turn to acupuncture to boost their fertility, but this ancient practise shouldn't be reserved for use before and during pregnancy. Acupuncture is also something you should consider after giving birth to your child. It can help with a lot of common postpartum issues including the following:
After having a baby, many parents feel extremely exhausted. Babies don't tend to sleep in the same long chunks of time as adults do, and having to wake up repeatedly in the night can cause fatigue during the day.
In many cases, acupuncture can help. It addresses energy imbalances in the body, and ultimately, that can reduce fatigue and increase energy levels.
2. Post-Partum Depression
Acupuncture is also known to help depression, and this can include special forms of depression should as postpartum depression. Note that if you are experiencing postpartum depression, you should also speak with your ob-gyn, family physician or psychologist in addition to an acupuncturist.
Finding relief to postpartum depression isn't just about being happy again. Relieving the symptoms of depression also helps you bond with your baby. In addition, postpartum depression can be linked to reduced milk supply, and if acupuncture helps with your postpartum symptoms, that may help boost your milk supply as well, making nursing easier.
3. Pain and Healing
Whether you have a vaginal birth or a c-section, there is some healing that needs to take place after birth. Luckily, acupuncture can help with this part of the post-partum process as well. When you get acupuncture, the needles influence and increase the levels of adenosine in your body. This is an amino acid critical for healing, and when your body makes more of this amino acid, it can help with healing the cesarean cut or any perineal tearing you may have.
Having a baby introduces a lot of new responsibilities into your life, and that can be stressful. Your head may be swimming with questions about child care costs, which parenting techniques you want to use and points from the cloth versus disposable-nappy debate as well as thousands of other issues. To quiet these concerns and alleviate stress, you may want to turn to a professional acupuncturist.
Want to learn more about how acupuncture can help with the postpartum experience? Contact an acupuncturist today. Then tell them how you are feeling, and they can let you know if acupuncture may help.