Yes, Acupuncture can benefit new mothers through their post-partum period.
One specific treatment given to new mothers is called Mother Warming. It is a useful one-time treatment given around day 4 or 5 post-birth to help energize the mother and aid in her recovery. This is done through the use of Moxa along important meridian channels (see more on Moxa below).
In addition to Mother Warming, TCM acupuncture treatments during the postnatal period can help prevent disharmonies from developing. It is quite common to see women postnatally with a range of deficiency problems that originated or worsened following the birth, do to the amount of qi and blood they put into the pregnancy and lost during labour.
Some specific postnatal concerns that can be addressed are: improving energy levels, treating persistent uterine bleeding, after pains, insufficient lactation/milk production, mastitis and minor postnatal depression.