Pregnancy & Postpartum
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc According to Chinese medicine, these are some of the steps new mothers can take to ensure they have the best diet for postpartum recovery. During pregnancy, the health of the mother is emphasized as it directly affects the growth and development of the fetus. In
3 DIY Acupressure Points to Start Labor Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Are you past your due date and you can’t wait to have your baby? Learn these 3 easy DIY Acupressure points and give birth to your miracle baby! What Is Acupressure? Acupressure is essentially acupuncture without needles.
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc 1. First & Foremost: Stay Hydrated! It’s essential to avoid dehydration as becoming even slightly dehydrated makes the nausea more intense. Some signs of dehydration are dry lips, feeling thirsty, less urinary output and dark yellow urine. It may be difficult to consume large
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this video, learn about the foods to eat while you are pregnant so you have a healthy pregnancy. This is what I recommend to my pregnant patients who see me in my clinic. I believe you’re sure to find this video very useful!
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Acupuncture and Moxibustion are so effective at turning breech babies! In your pregnancy, the expectation is that your baby will move into a head-down position at about 34 to 36 weeks. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Approximately 3 to 4% of babies end
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Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc How does Mother Warming help postpartum recovery? Mother warming (sometimes referred to as mother roasting) is a treatment given to women starting at four or five days following childbirth and in the weeks to follow to aid in postpartum recovery. It aims to replenish
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc There’s a brilliant Chinese herbal formula that’s given to women after giving birth called Sheng Hua Tang. The name means “generating and transforming decoction” or “Giving birth” decoction. It’s a standard herbal medicine in China and Taiwan taken for one to two weeks immediately
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Midwives and obstetricians are increasingly referring their patients to Chinese medicine doctors to perform acupuncture to help get their bodies ready for childbirth. Stories about how acupuncture helped ease the birth passage and stimulate contractions are well documented in Chinese history because it indeed
Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc First of all..Congratulations on your pregnancy mamma! But if you’re reading this, you’re probably not feeling too hot. I totally get it. I’ve treated many cases of morning sickness over the years and have experienced it myself during both of my pregnancies. To put