Having a miscarriage is, very simply, very difficult. There are no two ways about it. If this has happened to you, you may have felt a wide range of emotions; grief, disappointment, guilt, shame, and emptiness.
What can you do when something so devastating happens? After all, this rush of emotions can leave you wondering where to begin on the journey back to being yourself again. In traditional Chinese medicine, we have a two-pronged approach to restoring health and well-being after a miscarriage.
The first step is making sure the uterus is clear and restored after the pregnancy. In order to accomplish this, we provide both acupuncture and herbs to regulate the Chong meridian, which is considered one of the body’s “eight extraordinary” meridians and is tantamount in regulating blood flow through the uterus. The second step is providing treatment that restores blood and qi through acupuncture, herbs, dietary therapy, and supplements.
Some treatments to encourage blood flow through the uterus include:
- Vitamin E
- Red and black pepper, cardamom
- Castor oil packs
- Acupressure on the sacrum, upper traps, and the point between the thumb and pointer finger.
- Chinese herbal therapy
Treatments to tonify qi and blood after the uterus has been cleared:
- Root vegetables (beets, turnips, sweet potatoes)
- Wild seafood
- Free-range, organic red meat
- Dark green leafy vegetables
- Raw honey
- Vitamin B complex
- Extra rest
- Prenatal vitamins
Acupuncture points to help generate blood and qi usually address the spleen, stomach, and kidney meridians. To treat the emotional side of miscarriage we use the heart, liver, and lung meridians to treat anxiety, depression, and grief.
Custom herbal formulas are utilized to bring sustenance to the body.
When your doctor has cleared you, traditional Chinese medicine is a great tool for getting started again. We address ovarian health, uterine lining, and the hormonal interplay that creates smooth ovulation and menstruation.