The Golden Month

Research for post-natal care dedicated to healing the new mother..

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A story by Yasmine Ganley & Greta van der Star, inspired by the book Golden Month by acupuncturist and teacher Jenny Allison.

 

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Outlining a holistic approach towards postnatal care that amalgamates the best practices from different cultures throughout the world, Golden Month aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the perfect postpartum body, focusing on a mother's long-term mental and physical health and well-being.



CHINESE HERBAL REMEDY
Lighting a stick of the herb mubwort between pubic bone and navel, then lower back.

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SRI LANKAN SMOKE CLEANSING
Burn garlic skins and coconut shells in a bowl. New mother to stand over the smoke.

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VATA RECOVERY MASSAGE
Warming of lower abdomen using hot oils, mustard seed and sweet almond oil.

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