Confinement can be a particularly stressful period for new mothers who are simultaneously taking care of their newborns while recovering from the physical toll of childbirth. From a TCM perspective, this is a critical time to nourish the body and restore its energy to optimal levels.
How does Chinese herbal medicine support mothers during confinement?
Chinese herbal medicine specifically tailored for women during the confinement period can aid in their recovery process. At Thomson Chinese Medicine, we have developed the 28-Day Confinement Herbal Care programme, which consists of customised herb selections to meet the unique healing needs of each individual.
The herbs included in the personalised 28-Day Confinement Herbal Care programme are conveniently packaged in sachets and capsules, and they target three stages of postpartum recovery:
UTERUS RECOVERY (Up to 6 days after delivery)
This stage focuses on promoting uterus recovery and enhancing the mother’s overall wellness.
DIGESTIVE WELLNESS AND BREASTFEEDING (7 – 21 days after delivery)
The herbs in this stage aim to warm the body, preventing the invasion of “wind-dampness” and improving digestive functions to facilitate the absorption of nutrients necessary for a steady supply of breast milk.
VITALITY BOOSTER (22 – 28 days after delivery)
This stage aims to keep the mother’s constitution balanced, strengthen the joints and muscles, nourish the blood, and restore hormonal balance for overall vitality and to counteract premature ageing.
How is the 28-Day Confinement Herbal Care programme different from pre-packaged herbs?
While pre-packaged herbs or herbal soups also aim to help mothers during the confinement period, they are usually considered generic dietary nourishment. Thomson Chinese Medicine’s 28-Day Confinement Herbal Care programme is prescribed by our TCM physician and tailored to each mother’s needs. It addresses existing health concerns and aims to boost overall wellness.
How do I consume and purchase the confinement herbs?
Instead of spending time on brewing, we want you to have more time for yourself and your new bundle of joy. Our confinement herbs are customised for each person and packed into convenient herbal powder sachets and capsules for hassle-free consumption. They can be taken on their own or together with Thomson Nutri’s meal plans to enhance the mother’s postpartum recovery.
Thomson Chinese Medicine’s 28-Day Confinement Herbal Care is an all-in-one TCM supplement programme that includes:
- 28 sachets of herbal powder
- Cordyceps capsules
- Mammgation-Duce capsules
Directions on when and how to consume these herbs will be provided upon collection. You can pre-purchase the 28-Day Confinement Herbal Care programme in advance at thomsonnutri.com.
When should I schedule an appointment with the physician to obtain my confinement herbs?
Patients are advised to consult the TCM physician only after delivery. This is to ensure that the prescribed confinement herbs are tailored specifically for both mother and baby’s needs.
- For mothers delivering at Thomson Medical: Please call 6352 5800 upon admission to the hospital to arrange for our TCM physician to visit you at your ward.
- For mothers delivering at other hospitals: Please try to visit our clinic on the day of your discharge or within a week from delivery to consult with our physician.