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ACTIVATING YOUR ESSENTIAL FERTILITY AND VITALITY

Caesarian Scar Bridging

Re-invigorate and energise the flow for healing after a cesarian…

Surgery means cold instruments severing and entering warm places of our body leaving varying degrees of cold and a blockage to the energy flow of the area. In a cesarian, up to 4 major channels of circulation are interrupted.  

This acupuncture treatment involves inserting small needles at each end and along both sides of the scar and warming with a moxabustion stick to create a comforting sensation. All scar bridging treatments involve catering the session to support over all health and recovery.

So what happens to our flow of qi during and after cesarean birth?

The abdomen includes the meridian systems of the spleen, stomach, kidney and the conception vessel (Ren). The modern horizontal, “bikini” incision for a cesarean section divides through at least the conception vessel, kidney, and stomach channels, and may include the spleen as well.

As it’s major abdominal surgery, it often results in Qi blockage, often felt as numbness, tingling and/or pain and often is the answer to the unexplainable sensations in our bodies that modern Western medicine reports as normal. 

The numbness that often accompanies recovery and may last a lifetime can be explained as the flow of qi not recovering properly in one or multiple of these meridians.

When and why get a cesarian scar bridging session?

The right time to get session is when your scar has healed, at around 6 weeks, where there is no redness pain or oozing at the site. If in doubt, the surgical site needs to be medically evaluated.

 
Along the midline of the front of the body is a meridian called the conception vessel, one of the extra meridians of the body. It’s partner meridian runs down the spine and is called the governing vessel. The conception vessel is said to originate in the uterus in women. 
 

According to Li Shi-Zhen “The conception vessel and the governing vessel are like midnight and midday, they are the polar axis of the body…there is one source and two branches, one goes to the front and the other to the back of the body…When we try to divide these, we see that yin and yang are inseparable. When we try to see them as one, we see that it is an indivisible whole.” 

*Given a cesarian surgery cuts to and through the uterus, dividing these essential vessels, woman may not feel “not whole” afterwards. I offer the benefits of tapping to release blocked trauma and emotion along with the scar bridging which can be vital in healing the emotional response.

 *Western medicine cannot see qi or meridians on modern imaging systems yet they have recognised that acupuncture will speed the recovery post surgery by increasing blood flow to the area of incision, which decreases pain and numbness and reduces scar tissue.

*Optimize qi flow for fertility and further conception.

 *Prepare for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) 

 

*Emotional recovery from cesarean birth. Many women hope to avoid surgical interventions with birth. Whether the surgery was planned prior to labor or occurred after days of laboring, women can experience a range of deep emotions after a c-section. 

$90 (1hr)

The Ins and Outs of Postnatal Acupuncture

Give yourself the support you need during your postnatal period.

“Nourish the mumma to nourish the child”

Chinese medicine has historically placed great importance on the postnatal phase, known as the golden month, 30-40 days taken from 3 days post birth. Diet and rest are the key elements to encourage lactation and recovery from childbirth or a miscarriage.

Focusing on these things was traditionally seen as important for ensuring future fertility, strength, and wellbeing. Childbirth is seen as a major loss of QI (Vital Energy) and Blood. Clearly, women lose a lot of Blood and QI during and post birth in varying degrees which affects organs such as Spleen (producer of blood), Liver (storer of blood), Heart (commander of Blood), are deficient because of this loss.

The golden month was respected as a time of recovery and rest where specific foods were eaten to provide the necessary nourishment. 30 days is the time it takes to regenerate from the entirety of pregnancy and birth. Huge! It’s a time to rest when possible, build exercise back in gradually and wisely and choose a diet that focuses on building blood and energy.

Culturally, this period of recovery isn’t generally as readily acknowledged. There can be a sense of needing to get back into life and pushing back out into the world quicker than you feel ready within this fresh and vulnerable period post birth. Perhaps you have felt this from fear of needing too for various reasons such as partners going back etc.

It is such an incubating time that can’t ever be claimed back where you are recovering from pregnancy, birth, connecting to the baby and integrating becoming a mother. Claim it….trust what your body and being needs at each moment. Trust that you will expand into life again once you’ve recovered and call upon the support you need, no matter how selfish that may feel.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five element acupuncture can assist with:

  • Persistent uterine bleeding
  • Afterpains
  • Night Sweats
  • Perineal discomfort
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Postnatal depression

Get sessions for optimal recovery:

Day 5: Mumma Warming
It’s a one-off treatment highly recommended to put energy back in post-birth. It’s called “warming” due to using moxa to warm key point and channels over your back and abdomen.
The benefits are to build the breast milk supply, strengthen energy to prevent postnatal blues.

Weeks 2-5: Nourish The Mumma
Ideally, acupuncture treatment is also given once a week commencing from 2 weeks postpartum for a total of 3 weeks to promote stamina and an efficient recovery. Acupuncture can also be useful at this time to balance emotions, aid perineal healing and help with any breastfeeding problems.

6 weeks: Caesarian Scar Bridging

  • Re-erergises the flow to key meridians that have been severed, including the meridian systems of the spleen, stomach, kidney and the conception vessel (ren).
  • Brings feeling back to assist with numbness that often accompanies recovery and may last a lifetime, due to the flow of qi not recovering properly in one or multiple of these meridians.
  • Clears pain at the surgical site once evaluated by a surgeon as being clear of infection.
  • Optimizing the qi flow, essential for fertility and conception.

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