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Feeling achy postpartum? Ask your acupuncturist or massage therapist to […]

Feeling achy postpartum? Ask your acupuncturist or massage therapist to focus on these pressure points during your next session.
headacheBai Hui (top of head)
Postpartum headaches are a common problem, often due to hormonal changes and a lack of sleep. Applying light pressure to the top of the head increases blood circulation and relaxes the nerves.
Jian Jing (shoulder well)
Draw a line with your finger from your nipple to just past the highest point on your shoulder (one to two inches from the side of your neck), and you’ll find this point, which is said to promote the breast milk letdown reflex and relieve tension in the neck and shoulders.
Sea of Vitality (lower back)
You’ll find these pressure points two to four finger widths away from the spine on either side. They can help with the back pain many women experience from poor posture while carrying baby or breastfeeding.

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