Chinese medicine is a precious treasure handed down from generation to generation by Chinese ancestors and has a history of thousands of years. Based on the theory of the five elements of yin and yang, the human body is seen as a unity of qi, form and spirit. By means of observation, diagnosis, examination, manipulation and calculation of the five movements and six qi, we analyze the balance of yin and yang, the state of the five internal organs, qi, blood, meridians, tendons, bones and veins of the person being examined.
There are many physiological changes in women during pregnancy. Especially women who give birth for the first time are prone to symptoms such as postpartum qi and blood deficiency, which manifests as pale face, mental fatigue, dizziness and weakness after delivery. In TCM theory, if a woman’s blood is sufficient, her skin will be nourished enough to look firm and plump, and her complexion will be bright. The reason Chinese women have “postpartum confinement” is in order to let new moms have sufficient rest after delivery.
At CB Femi’s Health, our registered senior Chinese medicine practitioner prepares specific postpartum meals according to each mom’s individual constitution to help you recover as soon as possible. We offer a variety of targeted toning directions, such as sweating and detoxication, body toning, back pain toning, endocrine toning, uterine stasis clearing and other intimate care. We use Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches to improve all aspects of new moms’ recovery needs.
Generally speaking, the first stage of postpartum recovery will focus on generating new blood and resolving blood stasis. The second stage focuses on strengthening the spleen and kidneys, tonifying tendons and bones. Lastly, we aim for nourishing qi and blood. Other special care is needed for mastitis, breastfeeding, and withdrawal of milk. Most of the herbs we use are of mild nourishing effects with little to no bitter taste and will not affect the taste of breast milk.