What is Mother Roasting?
"For every day a woman doesn't take care of herself in the first two
weeks postpartum, she adds a month to her postpartum recovery," says
Raven Lang, who was a midwife for twenty years and has since
been an acupuncturist for almost twenty.The
6 weeks following birth are prime time to rebuild,
and present an opportunity to reset the mother's constitution if she
takes care to nurture herself along with her new child.
Its very important for baby AND momma to be warm postpartum. For
hundreds of years, many cultures have used warming techniques
incorporating hot stones, water bottles, warm oils or even a fire
next to the mother and infant. In Chinese Medicine, Mother
is done by burning a stick of moxa (which
comes from the Chinese mugwort plant) close to the mother's lower
abdomen and low back. This unique herb has a deeply
healing and warming effect and
can help strengthen the organs- especially the kidneys and spleen -contract the uterus, relieve pain, encourage milk flow and build up immunity.*
roasting is a replenishing treatment that helps a new mother with physical
recovery from the birthing process and allows her to rest and prioritize herself for a short while. Besides
incorporating breath work and guided imagery into the Mother
Roasting, Jules uses tuning
forks specifically designed by acupuncturists on
the points and energy channels of the body that often get depleted in
childbirth and pregnancy. The frequencies replenish the body while
the sounds encourage a sense of well-being.
of all, Jules
can come to your home,
making it easy to take care of your infant if the need arises and
allowing for a more restful experience. The
optimal time to start reintroducing heat to the belly is five
to seven days after birth,
as long as there is no infection.
Ideally, Mother Roasting is
repeated 5 times in the two-month post-natal period. Mothers can
still receive its tonifying benefits up to 6 months after birth.