206: The First 40 Days According to TCM: Nourishing Traditions Postpartum

Date Aired: July 14, 2023 // Guest: Dr. Chris Motley

Episode Description:

Welcome to The Ancient Health Podcast with host Dr. Chris Motley. In this enlightening episode, we challenge Western belief systems surrounding the postpartum period, discussing the benefits of internal healing over the sports injury approach. Explore the advantages of cold and hot treatments, learn how to nourish the spleen and stomach, and discover foods and herbs that aid in building blood. Dr. Motley also explores alternative options such as Reishi mushroom as a coffee substitute and the benefits of Copaiba oil for inflammation. Gain insights into postpartum hydration, the avoidance of raw foods, and the comparison between sitz baths and Yoni steaming. Explore the power of systemic enzymes, Goji berry tea, chiropractic care, and pelvic floor therapy. Discover the causes and solutions for rib flare, and learn tapping points and acupressure techniques for stress relief. Tune in to this episode for expert advice and tips on embracing holistic healing during the postpartum period.

  • The problem with the Western belief systems around postpartum time
  • The sports injury approach vs internal healing
  • cold vs hot treatment
  • How to nourish the spleen and stomach
  • Foods and herbs to build blood
  • Reishi mushroom swap for coffee
  • How to stay hydrated
  • Why raw foods should be avoided
  • Copaiba oil for inflammation
  • Sitz bath vs Yoni steaming
  • Systemic enzymes
  • Goji berry tea
  • Chiropractic care and pelvic floor therapy
  • Rib flare- what it is, why it happens
  • Tapping points/ acupressure

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More About The Guest

Dr. Chris Motley

Dr. Christopher Motley holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University and has been in full-time practice for over 15 years. His has two office locations: one located in the heart of Nashville and the other in Franklin, Tennessee. He works with in-person patients and virtual patient consults from around the world, focusing on kinesiology, biofeedback therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques and treatment paths of acupuncture, bodywork, supplementation, surgery, rehab, or medications. Dr. Motley sees patients of all ages ranging from 1 day old to 96 years of age. Helping individuals with Lyme disease, liver methylation, parasites, SIBO, viral infection, hormones, fertility, and emotions related to these conditions is a passion of his, as well as, educating both online and in person. He is certified in acupuncture, applied kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, and holistic methylation therapy.

The Health Institute

The Health Institute was founded by Dr. Josh Axe to teach the ancient principles of health to the modern world. Our mission is to empower every individual to transform their mind and body through time-tested practices and protocols that have helped people heal for thousands of years.