Natural Therapies

Natural Therapies can be very helpful during your healing journey. Below are some that our community have found helpful:

Acupuncture

Working on the meridians of the body. Acupuncture has been found to be helpful for many health issues. It can help speed up recovery, and help reduce pain as well as helping cope with stress. Click here to find an acupuncturist.  

Herbal Medicine:

Herbal medicine has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years. It can be used both topically and orally for healing. Here is a good article on herbal use on the perineum after birth. It is best to see a Master Herbalist. 

Nutritional Therapy:

Diet is extremely important during the post-partum period as much as during pregnancy. If the correct nutrients are being consumed, it will help the body heal much quicker. A healthy diet also help prevent poor mood, and a low immune system. Here you can find a nutritional therapist.

Counselling

Counselling comes in lots of different forms. There are specific counsellors for birth trauma. Also, your hospital can offer you a "debrief" of your birth, with your birth notes, which for many women is very helpful and can give them closure. Birth Trauma Association is a useful website to find a therapist. 

Homeopathy:

Another old tradition. Many find this therapy useful for both physical and emotional issues. A Major benefit above the others is that it doesn't interact with medications. Find a therapist here

*Please always seek a professional and do not self-treat

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