According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is essential for a new mother to rest, recuperate and receive nourishment during the first month after giving birth. This is necessary to give a women's body time to recover and re-balance. Pregnancy and childbirth places a huge strain on the body as it uses up Qi (energy) and blood. Chinese medicine holds the theory that depletion of the body’s essential resources of Qi and blood can result in postpartum depression, low milk supply, fatigue and insomnia after birth.
Post Partum TCM deficiencies and associated symptoms:
Yin and Blood deficiency:
Constipation, insomnia, depression, hormonal imbalance, night sweating, hair loss, dizziness.
Qi and Blood deficiency: