In Chinese medicine, the post-natal period is considered to be two years. The first six weeks is a very important time to rest and nourish yourself after the pregnancy and birth, especially with sleepless nights and breastfeeding requirements. Treatment is particularly recommended if you have had a long or difficult labour.
During the first 6 weeks, we offer home visits at no extra cost to ease your ability to continue having treatments.
Post-natal conditions that can respond well to acupuncture include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Emotional sensitivity
For further details of the research about acupuncture treatment during pregnancy, please see the factsheet published by the British Acupuncture Council at http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/members-research-fact-sheets/1607-acupuncture-and-childbirth.html