The fourth trimester is a time of many changing things. You are recovering from birth, acclimating to caring for a newborn, and may be experiencing a variety of hormonal and physical shifts or challenges.
Acupuncture is beneficial in helping you to recover and to feel more like yourself again.
Maybe you don’t want to take time away from your baby for yourself? For the same reasons that a postpartum doula can be vital for help, so is acupuncture. Making time for yourself so you can recover, address any physical or emotional concerns will benefit you and your family.
There is a growing body of evidence that shows acupuncture is effective in treating postpartum depression. Acupuncture plus psychological intervention had a 90.7% total effective rate in treating postpartum depression.
A Meta-analyses of papers between 2002 and 2012 show acupuncture to be effective in treating postpartum complications.
AdditIonal postpartum issues helped by acupuncture:
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References and research:
Acupuncture for the treatment of post-partum urinary retention. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2018 Apr;223:35-38. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.01.029. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
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Effectiveness of Acupuncture Used for the Management of Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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Huang, Han-ling, Li Peng, Su Zheng, and Lu-shan Wang. "Observation on therapeutic effects of acupuncture plus psychological intervention for postpartum depression." Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 12, no. 6 (2014): 358-361.
Wu, Xiaoke, E. H. Ng, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, and Richard S. Legro. "Effects and Mechanisms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine during the Reproductive Process." Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: eCAM 2014 (2014).
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Duan, Dongmei, Xiuyan Yang, T. Ya, and Liping Chen. "Hippocampal gene expression in a rat model of depression after electroacupuncture at the Baihui and Yintang acupoints." Neural Regeneration Research 9, no. 1 (2014): 76.