What should pregnant women do during and after pregnancy to nourish their body and relieve the discomfort during pregnancy?
In Chinese medicine, ” morning sickness” is a sign that the stomach’s Qi is unable to go down and goes up. At this time, the principle of diet should be to eat small and frequent meals, and it is recommended that meals be separated from the water. You can try the formula of ginger with perilla stalks, which is effective in smoothing out the Qi and settling the baby’s stomach as well as removing the cold.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, some pregnant women suffer from constipation due to hormonal influences, and during the second trimester of pregnancy, constipation may worsen due to the pressure on the gastrointestinal tract caused by the growing fetus, and it is recommended that herbs containing oils be used, including black sesame seeds, etc., as well as appropriate supplementation with honey and botanicals (in accordance with your doctor’s prescriptions). In the early stages of pregnancy, in addition to vomiting and loss of appetite, there will also be symptoms such as dizziness and drowsiness. In the middle and late stages of pregnancy, many pregnant women will begin to experience cramps in their lower legs, which are caused by poor blood circulation. Paying attention to keeping the lower limbs warm and supplementing with calcium-rich foods such as dark-green vegetables and nuts can help to slow down the onset of symptoms. In addition, the amount of water in the body increases by more than 6 to 7 litres during pregnancy, which is concentrated in the breasts and bloodstream. In addition, the enlarged uterus presses down on the lower limbs, making it easy for edema to occur. Avoid over-processed or heavily seasoned foods to prevent edema from worsening. Poria and Atractylodes can be used to strengthen the spleen, regulate qi, and promote diuresis to improve oedema. Chinese medicine “to stabilise the foetus” “to nourish the foetus” at the same time to reduce the discomfort caused by mothers during pregnancy and childbirth, and at the same time, biodynamic craniosacral therapy can gently help mothers to relax and improve the stress of pregnancy time.
Dr GraceYu (YU HSIN TZU) has many years of experience in assisting women with pregnancy and childbirth, and has introduced acupuncture with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and then according to each difference with the appropriate herbs, so that mothers can comfortably pass through the special period of intimacy between the two, and nourish mothers and babies.
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