Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Post Partum Care

Fertility- Need a strong foundation of Blood and Yin to conceive and carry a child.
Acupuncture, herbs and diet can help prepare the body for a healthy pregnancy.
•    Regulate the menses.
•    Encourage blood flow to the uterus.
•    Relax the patient and calm the mind.
•    Increase fertile cervical fluids
•    Aid assisted reproductive technology.
•    Decrease endometriosis
•    Treat PCOS

Dietary Suggestions:
Eggs, Omega 3 fatty acids, wheat germ, *quality red meat, chicken, almonds, gogi berries (gou qi zi)

Pregnancy: Full of Qi and Blood. Connect with the child within.
Acupuncture, herbs and diet can assist in alleviating:
•    Threatened miscarriage
•    Nausea
•    Sciatic pain
•    Nose Bleeds
•    Stress
•    Headache
•    Reflux
•    Hemorrhoids
•    Leg Cramps
Assist in:
•    Relaxation
•    Breech presentation
•    Labor induction
•    Stalled labor

Dietary Suggestions: ginger for nausea, vitamin C rich foods: broccoli, cabbage, grapefruits, lemons, peppers, strawberries, calcium rich foods: hijiki, brick cheese, wheat grass, sardines, nori, almonds, amanranth, wheat germ, floradix, raspberry leaf tea, B12

Postpartum Care: Postpartum Recovery-Loss of Qi and Blood

Some treatable symptoms are:
•    Insufficient lactation
•    Hair loss
•    Insomnia
•    Night sweats
•    Brittle nails
•    Depression
•    Back Ache
•    Shoulder pain

Dietary suggestions: root vegetables, chicken soup, *high quality red meat, ox tail, marrow, beets, molasses, spirulina, green magma, fish oils, black sesame seeds, seaweeds, fennel, spelt bread, berries, pomegranate, wakame

*Dietary suggestions from Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford

Book Suggestions:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni Weschler
The Complete Guide of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger
Healing With Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford
Staying Healthy with Nutrition, Elson Haas
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James and Phyllis Balch

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