Genevieve Le Goff

Lactation in Classical Chinese Medicine

Classical formulae offer a wealth of support for lactating mothers. As a transformation of blood, milk is the flower of complex physiological processes and a reflection of the mother’s health and vitality. Therefore, as we treat women for lactation issues, we have an opportunity to make an impact on their whole health, in the postpartum period and beyond. 

In this presentation, Genevieve Le Goff will discuss the use of various classical formulae to encourage milk production, treat clogged ducts, exhaustion, mastitis, cracked nipples, colicky babies and their effects on the mother, and more. We will draw from the Shang Han Za Bing Lun, Mai Jing, Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, and the Tai Chan Shu (Book of Childbirth from Mawangdui) to explore postpartum physiology as a cyclical continuation of pregnancy physiology, and as a source for many great, safe and easy formulae to treat and support lactating mothers

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Friday 27th Oct 2023
Lactation in Classical Chinese Medicine