TCM for Confinement
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), confinement refers to the postpartum period when a new mother is expected to rest and recover after giving birth. Here are some TCM-based guidelines for confinement:
- Rest and avoid cold: The new mother should rest as much as possible during confinement and avoid exposure to cold, which is believed to weaken the body’s energy. This means avoiding cold foods and drinks, cold drafts, and air conditioning.
- Eat warming foods: TCM recommends that new mothers eat warming foods such as soups, stews, and congee, which are believed to nourish the body and help it recover. These foods are often made with ginger, garlic, and other warming spices.
- Avoid raw and spicy foods: Raw and spicy foods are believed to be too stimulating for the body during confinement and can disrupt the body’s energy balance. New mothers are advised to avoid these foods during confinement.
- Drink herbal teas: TCM practitioners often recommend drinking herbal teas during confinement to help the body recover. Some common herbs used in postpartum teas include ginger, goji berries, and red dates.
- Massage and acupuncture: TCM also recommends massage and acupuncture during confinement to help promote healing and balance the body’s energy. These practices can help relieve pain, improve circulation, and reduce stress.
- Avoid strenuous activity: New mothers should avoid strenuous activity during confinement and focus on resting and recovering. This means avoiding heavy lifting, exercise, and other activities that could strain the body.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of fluids is important during confinement to help the body recover and produce breast milk if the mother chooses to breastfeed.
It’s important to note that every new mother’s experience is unique, and TCM-based guidelines for confinement may vary depending on individual health needs and preferences. It’s always a good idea to consult with a TCM practitioner or other healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for postpartum recovery.
TCM Customized Confinement Package
Price: $550 (excl. GST)
Our customized confinement package is designed to meet the unique needs of each new mother, especially for those who may have experienced complications during pregnancy or childbirth, such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes. We understand that every mother has different dietary and health requirements, and we strive to tailor our confinement package to meet those individual needs. With our customized package, you can rest assured that your specific needs and preferences will be taken into account to provide you with the best possible care during your postpartum recovery. Contact us to learn more about how we can support you during this important time.
The package comes with the following:
- A consultation with our Physician before your delivery
- 28 Days of convenient powdered medication, customized and tailored to your body needs, no brewing required
- Maternity bag