I am wondering about acupuncture treatment for miscarriage prevention. I have had 2 miscarriages and would desperately like to try for another baby but have pretty much given up hope. It is just so emotionally and physically taxing to deal with the ups and downs of loss of child this way. I have had various tests done to rule out genetic factors, and for this last miscarriage I was on baby aspirin but that apparently did not work. The only thing that My OB had to say was that I just have bad luck. He also suggested that I see Dr Horton or Dr Cherry for an evaluation to see if acupuncture can do anything to help me. I feel that this is my last option because nothing else has helped.
Any response will be much appreciated
I am glad you Posted here to reach out for help. I would like to tell you that within the context of traditional Asian medicine miscarriages are rarely unexplained or just a matter of “bad luck”. Women who have habitual miscarriages usually fall within three main categories of diagnosis: 1) kidney deficiency, 2) spleen qi deficiency, and 3) blood stagnation, or a combination of these three. I have many women in my practice here that have a history of miscarriage and after some work with acupuncture and herbal medicine, successfully cary to term healthy babies. If you would like to do some reading on miscarriage prevention you can read the book: The Infertility Cure, or Fertility Wisdom. Both have chapters that discuss treatment for miscarriage with traditional Asian medicine. Typically I will treat someone for 6 to 8 weeks to correct whatever imbalance they are presenting with prior to trying to conceive again. Once pregnant a patient is in care weekly until gestational week 12. Acupuncture care during this time (the first trimester) is very critical and must be done with the utmost delicacy and expertise. This is our specialty. Dr Cherry and I both have extensive training in obstetric care in regards to infertility. Rest assured you are in good hands if you come here.
We wish you well in health and hope to see you soon.
Jennifer Horton L.Ac. MSTCM