postpartum depression and Chinese medicine

Postpartum Depression and other Postpartum Disorders

Are you wondering about relief for postpartum difficulties with traditional medicine? If you answer in the affirmative, then you can come to our site for information on the treatment of postpartum imbalances with acupuncture and Oriental medicinals.

Oriental medicine is a rarely mastered art that is very popular in Europe and the Far East. For more than 2500 years, generations of patients and physicians have depended on traditional Oriental medicine for relief of various imbalances which can occur after giving birth.

One of the areas in which traditional herbal medicine and acupuncture are very effective is in the treatment of symptoms associated with gynecologic imbalances. In addition to postpartum disorders, problems with nursing, digestive disturbances, abdominal pain, and back pain can be addressed with the correct diagnosis. Although this aspect of acupuncture is not known to everyone, we always advise a patient to consider the lower risk approaches of Orienal medicine before considering drugs, hormones, or surgery.

The process of gestation and giving birth can deplete various energies which are essential to good health. The benefits of breast feeding are well known, but in some individuals, this can also lead to what the Chinese call a "vacuity pattern". Fatigue, headache, emotional imbalances and problems which are difficult for Western physicians to understand are sometimes the result. A physician trained in Oriental medicine may be able to make sense of these patterns by using a different diagnostic system.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.

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