Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Post Natal Acupuncture in Brisbane

Brisbane Acupuncturist discusses the Vibe Natural Health approach to post natal acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and holistic system of health care that can assist in the transition from pregnancy to parent-hood. There are many physical and emotional challenges associated with this transition period. Understanding your body and your new baby in a way that makes sense to you is something that Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with.

In Eastern cultures and health-care, the weeks immediately after childbirth are considered a time for rest, replenishment and recovery. The Western lifestyle does not always support this view. We know it can sometimes be tough adjusting or getting back on your feet after childbirth, and our experience in post-natal care shows us that there are some common issues that mothers often face in the first few weeks after labour.

Post Natal Acupuncture is a gentle & effective option for:

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  • abdominal discomfort
  • night sweats
  • perineal pain (after tearing/ grazing during labour)
  • breast-feeding difficulties
  • post-natal depression
  • post natal anxiety
  • Acupuncture is particularly effective in improving milk let-down, quality and flow, thus reducing the incidence of mastitis and blocked ducts.

Acupuncture has been shown to release the ‘feel good’ endorphins that help get us through emotionally tough times. Regulating your sleep and emotions can help you cope better with the chaos of parent-hood. If you feel more rested and less stressed your baby will start to respond in a similar way.

Your baby is also going through many changes while trying to adapt to its new environment. There are many simple yet effective interventions that Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer for a wide range of infancy and early childhood complaints: teething, digestive problems, colic, unsettled sleep patterns, eczema, earache, sinus congestion, cough.


How does Traditional Chinese Medicine Help?

Your blood volume drops considerably after giving birth, and from a Chinese Medicine view point, many of the common Post-Natal symptoms can be attributed to blood deficiencies. Low energy, stress, emotional imbalances and breast milk production can all be addressed with Acupuncture with the view to increasing the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and energy throughout your body.

Acupuncture works directly on balancing your hormones and has been scientifically demonstrated to regulate the serotonin-melatonin cycle. These neurotransmitters play a pivotal role in regulating mood and sleep making Acupuncture a gentle and less invasive alternative to anti-depressants when treating Emotional Imbalances.

Through its effectiveness in regulating hormones, nerotransmitters and neuropeptides, Acupuncture has become a well-known intervention for relief from anxiety and emotional stress. This ability to calm your nervous system is a key factor in ensuring your body is in a parasympathetic state (opposite of stressed - fight or flight state) as much as possible. This is important for your body to properly balance the hormones responsible for breast milk production as well as contributing to your ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations well.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has demonstrated clinical viability in alleviating breast engorgement, and while you should always visit your GP first if you suspect Mastitis, Acupuncture is an excellent preventative measure if you are susceptible to Mastitis and can aid in a quick recovery.

Acupuncture can be used to elicit the release of endogenous opioids, the body’s own, natural pain-killers. Coupling this with Acupuncture’s well known effectiveness in treating painful musculoskeletal conditions and relaxing tight muscles, Acupuncture can have you back on your feet sooner.


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Wellness Packages Available

Wellness Packages at Vibe Natural Health
This packages includes an Initial consultation and two follow up appointments with any of our Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors. While Acupunture and Chinese Medicine will often provide some immediate relief from acute conditions, long term results will usually require regular treatment over a few weeks. Helping you feel better and stay feeling better is our primary goal here at Vibe and we know that often means a big commitment to healing from our clients. When you make that commitment and prepay for your appointments, we reward you with $40 off the total cost of your consults. Plus you can still claim on your private health if you have eligible cover.
Chat to your practitioner about whether our 3 packs are right for you at your Initial consultation. You can still purchase a 3 Pack on the day of your appointment, just let reception know before you pay. Please call us on 3366 7970 if you have any further questions.



Wellness package at Vibe