Insufficient Lactation

This can be either due to Qi and Blood Deficiency, where breast milk is insufficient because the blood required at its source is deficient; or it can be due to Liver Qi Stagnation, where a blockage of Qi in the channels is inhibiting the flow of milk. The diagnosis has to be established first before treatment can be administered either in the form of acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture in particular can unblock the flow of Qi in the channels, whilst a combination of acupuncture, herbs and a nutritious diet can help to nourish the quality of the blood, and therefore the quality and quantity of the breast milk.