Afterpains and nightsweats

Acupuncture and Afterpains

Post-labour, the uterus must descend back into the pevis, and this process causes short, sharp cramp-like pains which occur over several days.  These pains tend to become increasingly severe with subsequent births, and have been described by some women as worse than labour pain.  Acupuncture and acupressure can assist with the management of this pain.

Acupuncture and Night sweats

In the week immediately following childbirth, it is not uncommon for women to experience night sweats.  Western medicine views this as the body eliminating accumulated fluids post-pregnancy and childbirth.  Acupuncture may be helpful in resolving this issue quickly to ensure the body does not become too depleted by this process.