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Postpartum Tonification

There are very real benefits in using traditional Chinese medicine during pregnancy and during postpartum period to prevent disharmonies developing.  It is only too common in clinical practice to see women presenting with a range of deficiency

Persistent Uterine Bleeding

Feedback from midwives suggests that postpartum acupuncture sessions is an effective way to stimulate the passing of any suspected retained products.  Women report the passing of a clot or membranes soon after or within a day of treatment, after which time the bleeding begins to subside.  If this does not occur, the woman’s midwife or doctor will need to be notified so that a further medical assessment can be made.

Ease Afterpains

These short, sharp cramp-like pains occur as the uterus descends back into the pelvis following childbirth.  This is normal occurrence and begins shortly after the placenta has been delivered, often with the first breastfeed.  The pains may continue to occur over several days and will resolve as the uterus returns to its normal position.

Perineal Discomfort

Acupuncture is effective to relieve oedematous perineum.  Women often describe this as an uncomfortable swollen feeling that makes it difficult to sit down in the first few days following delivery.

Insufficient lactation

Acupuncture restores normal breast milk production to lactating mothers with low milk secretion levels. Research conducted at the Hanzhong Shanxi Hospital demonstrates that the application of a specific set of acupuncture points significantly boosts lactation quantities. In a controlled investigation of 116 women with deficient secretion of milk (hypogalactia, hypogalactorrhea), acupuncture successfully increased breast milk secretion from an average of 49.63 ml to 115.21 ml. In addition, lactating mothers receiving acupuncture had a concomitant improvement in prolactin (a hormone that stimulates milk production) levels.

Postpartum Depression / Anxiety

Postpartum depression/anxiety is a syndrome where the mother is overly anxious and may even suffer from paranoid thoughts or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Some anxious new parents who have just given birth have sleep disorders and physical issues like palpitations or a sense of panic. Many are stressed about the well-being of the baby and some may even fear that they could harm their baby. If you feel like this and your condition persists for more than two weeks or you have thoughts of harming your baby, you should speak with your doctor immediately. From a Chinese medicine point of view, postpartum people are extremely blood deficient. The body’s blood volume has practically doubled throughout pregnancy to support the fetus; the hair gets luxurious, nails long, and strong and little wrinkles disappear. Postpartum is a different story. Childbirth itself is pretty bloody-especially if you have had a C-section. Nursing also depletes the body’s fluid levels. When blood and fluid levels get low there is a phenomenon in Chinese medicine called Liver Blood or Heart Blood/Yin Deficiency. This can manifest as disturbed sleep, palpitations, dry mouth, agitation, anxiety, trouble concentrating… Chinese medicine and acupuncture treats postpartum anxiety really well. There are many classical herbal formulas to address both the root and symptom of postpartum anxiety or if you are concerned about taking herbs and nursing acupuncture alone may be the way to go. The following dietary therapy is helpful as well:
  • Fish Oil
  • Floradix: veggie iron supplement
  • Eating foods that nourish the Kidneys (home to Jing Essence): black beans, fish, black sesame seeds, molasses, seaweed
  • Also consider: dandelion and nettles (easily available in tea form) to boost iron and calcium.


Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic will not be treating any known, or suspected, cases of Covid-19 in the office.  If you are sick, please wait for 2 weeks until you are symptom free before making an appointment.

If you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days, we will not be able to accept you as a patient at this time. If you have traveled outside of the US in the past 30 days we will not be able to accept you as a patient at this time.

Following are our new procedures:

  1. You will be pre-screened via phone prior to your appointment. 

  2. When you arrive at the office, please wait in your car and call the office. You will be told when it is safe to come in.

  3. Upon entering the office, you will be required to hand sanitize. We will do a quick temperature check, if you are over 100.4F, you will be asked to leave and call your doctor. Temperature checks will be done at each visit.

  4. All patients are required to wear a face covering of some kind the entire time you are in the office, for the duration of the treatment. We have masks available if you need one.

  5. You will be taken to the treatment room directly. No waiting in the waiting room.

  6. Follow up appointments can be scheduled prior to leaving the office.   You may also email info@cNJacu.com to set up your next appointment


  1. Tables are wiped down between treatments.

  2. High tough surfaces- door handles, light switches, call buttons, etc will be sanitized between patients

  3. Providers will wear masks and gloves while cleaning

  4. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are available in all rooms.

What we need from you:

  1. Please do not bring anyone with you to your appointment.

  2. Please DO NOT bring unnecessary items into the office with you, i.e., purses, bags, water bottles, iPads, etc..  The fewer items you have the less likely we will have any issues with contamination.

  3. Please DO NOT come to your appointment if you have, or have had, any cold or flu symptoms in the past 14 days, have traveled recently, or have any of the symptoms that are associated with Covid-19.   This applies if you have a household member with any symptoms.  We know that there are many silent carriers, but our goal is to minimize any exposure of known causes. Instead, call us to reschedule.

If you are uncomfortable coming to the office for any reason, we understand. 

If any of us tests positive for Covid-19, the office will be closed for 14 days, disinfected, and all patients who have been in 14 days prior will be notified.  


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