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Lack of Breast Milk
Qi & Blood deficiency
production is low, secretion is poor, milk is clear and dilute, no breast
tenderness, fatigue, pale complexion.
This is very common among new mothers. After labour,
Qi and blood have been consumed leaving very little to be transformed into breastmilk.
Continuous stimulation and not skipping feedings is very important
P/T – nourish Qi and
Blood, promote milk production and secretion
*SI 1, ST 36, BL 20, ST 18 (moxa), Ren 17
blood loss- BL 15, 17
palpitations, shortness of breath- Ren 6, PC 6
stool- Ren 12, ST 25
Liver Qi stagnation
woman is stressed out, angry, irritable, depressed, the milk is thick,
breasts are hard and in pain,
stagnated flow of milk. This pattern
shows the formation of a plugged milk duct and may be turning to Mastitis if
feverish feelings occur.
P/T – soothe Liver
Qi, promote the flow of milk
*SI 1, ST 18 (moxa), Ren 17, PC 6, LR 3,
chest/hypochondriac pain- LR 14
- fever- LI
4, 11, Du 14
appetite- Ren 12, ST 36
Alternative Treatment Methods
chest, endocrine, LR, KI. Try ear
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