Pregnancy & Postpartum

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Postpartum Recovery with Chinese Herbs Sheng Hua Tang

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

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Why Acupuncture for Labor Induction and Cervical Ripening

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

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Why Acupuncture for Morning Sickness?

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

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