April Bui Acupuncture
Memorial / Spring Branch
Chinese Medicine Terminology
Below are brief explanations of some common terms and concepts in Chinese medicine diagnosis that you would come across in a reading. Although Chinese medicine concept can be abstract, this helps you to understand better the discussion on this page.
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis:
After childbirth it is common for a woman's body to incur temporary physiological and hormonal imbalances. The postpartum effects vary among women and although some women's experiences are harrowing, postpartum issues simply are caused by an excessive loss of blood and qi.
Excessive loss of blood, yin, and qi during delivery as well as stagnation of blood and qi can cause the following imbalances:
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are extremely effective in treating postpartum disorders. Not only that the symptoms are abated but the body also will heal much quicker.
Women who were given c-sections should experience significantly less pain after the surgery.
The initial course of treatment is six weekly sessions and followed by a period of maintenance for at least 6 months to one year. Chinese herbal therapy is an extremely important component of postpartum recovery because of its strong ability to rebuild blood and qi as well as enriching mother's milk.
Commitment to this treatment regimen will ensure the mother much more comfort and well-being to celebrate her new bundle of joy. Unlike prenatal support where the focus of treatment is primarily for the baby, postpartum treatment focuses entirely on the mother's recovery. After having achieved the monumental task of creating and delivering a beautiful life, she deserves all the nurturing support and more to bring her back to balance.