More moms in China do confinement after childbirth
After delivery the mothers body needs adequate time to recover, in todays world there is a emphasis on a speedy return to normal activity's, however this is not beneficial to the mothers health. In many traditional cultures the mother is rested for the month after delivery so as to enable her body to recover, this time of rest is of utmost importance. If this opportunity to rest is missed there are often health issues that may develop.
While 30 days of recovery time may initially sound a little excessive, it is in reality a reasonable time period if it is considered that this is needed to compensate for not only the birth but also the total experience of being pregnant for nine months.
This is not a time for absolute bed rest but rather a time where physical rest is taken at every opportunity, moderate exercise is appropriate (not an exhausting attempt to get back into shape), and attention is placed on a diet, so that there is an emphasis on building blood and energy.
It may be an appealing idea that “super mums” will be fit and ready for action within a week or two following birth, but this is not the reality for most women. While most will certainly cope (and be rewarded by plenty of verbal feedback on how well they are doing), several months later it is often hard to shake off the tiredness and exhaustion.
Ideally acupuncture treatment is given once a week commencing from 2 weeks postpartum to promote stamina and an efficient recovery. Acupuncture can also be useful at this time to balance emotions, aid perineal healing and help with any breastfeeding problems.
Post Natal Depression Abdominal Pain Retention of Lochia Urinary Problems
Constipation Haemorrhoids Prolapse Uterus Joint Pain
Breast Milk Problems Collapse Dizziness Tiredness
Insomnia Perineal Pain Sexual Problems Back Pain
As well as being able to nourish the body back to full strength Acupuncture has been shown to be able regulate many hormones that play an important role in emotional stability these include Serotonin and Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), low Serotonin levels have been associated with depression and a greater risk of suicide, obesity, and insomnia. ACTH has a broad effect on many neurotransmitters that control a variety of physiologic functions including the ability to deal with stress.
Infantile Acupressure is a drug free way to improve your child's immune system, digestive function and enhance there overall development. Many problems such as bed wetting, night crying, vomiting and diarrhoea can be successfully treated.
" I have been receiving treatment from Neil Banning for over 1 and a half years now. I sought treatment for Post Natal Depression for which I was taking antidepressants and while they were an important part of my recovery I wondered how I would ever get off the medication. With Neil's treatments, his compassion and professional manner and also under the GP's supervision I have been off medication now for 10 months. I have continued to have treatments with Neil as I have also had a huge improvement in my eczema. I no longer need to use large amounts of steroid creams to control flareups and I can confidently show my face without being worried about what people would say about my skin. Neil is now providing antenatal care for me as I venture through my second pregnancy with a positive outlook for my post natal health."
This page was last updated 16/01/2013