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“The country’s first inpatient clinic for postpartum depression opened yesterday. Reporting on the opening, taking place at a University of North Carolina hospital in Chapel Hill, NPR said the new clinic will focus exclusively on the needs of women who experience severe mood changes after giving birth. Breast pumps, rocking chairs, individual and family therapy, and extended visiting hours for babies are all part of the specialized treatment regimen.

“Acupuncture should be included as well.

“Depression from an acupuncture perspective is a form of stagnation. Things are not moving as they should through a particular organ or meridian, causing emotional symptoms such as weighty sadness, frustration, or feelings of being blocked….”

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Postpartum Depression is a Depression all its own