TCM for pregnancy, 
childbirth and breastfeeding




Li Wu

Natalie Lauer

Mankau Verlag

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Softcover with flaps
13.5 x 21.5 cm
302 pages

Pregnancy should be the most beautiful time in a woman’s life. Never again will her child be so close to her. Both mother and child should feel fabulous and enjoy every day of this miracle unfolding in the womb. This should be the same during delivery and the breastfeeding period following it.

However, the hormonal and energetic changes happening in these stages can be extremely challenging both for mother and child, adversely affecting their well-being – a physical and emotional roller coaster.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a number of gentle methods that can be specifically tailored to the respective pre- or postnatal stage in order to balance an (expectant) mother’s body energetically and gently alleviate common complaints. This guidebook teaches you the necessary knowledge and has numerous practical tips to ensure that you and your baby will be comfortable during pregnancy, delivery and also in the period thereafter.

  • Introduction to the healing methods of TCM – acupuncture and acupressure, massages, meditation, qigong, medicinal herbs, medicinal teas, Chinese dietetics, among others.
  • 40 weeks baby bump: What happens to mother and child during pregnancy? With numerous tips from Chinese as well as Western teachings for each week of a pregnancy.
  • Holistic support during breastfeeding
  • Dietary recommendations from the Five Elements ( Wu Xing)

Comprehensive A to Z self-help section with therapy suggestions and proven measures from TCM

Li Wu

Li Wu, born in 1966, is a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Yunnan University) and runs a naturopathic practice in Munich with great success. His extraordinary talent was recognized at an early age and led him to receive training at the world-famous Shaolin Monastery in the Chinese province of Henan, which he later continued with medical studies at the University of Beijing. In Germany, Li Wu studied psychology and German and literature at the University of Passau; he has published numerous successful self-help books.

Natalie Lauer

Dr. Natalie Lauer, born in 1981, holds a doctorate from Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University and is the author of several specialist books on the topics of medicine, health and wellness. Her content focuses on nutrition, healing exercises (yoga, qigong, and meditation), naturopathy and traditional medical systems, among others. Natalie Lauer lives and works in Munich.
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