Recurrent Miscarriage Pregnancy Loss Can Be Helped With Chinese MedicineI really like the Chinese Medicine philosophy when it comes to getting pregnant over 40 or any age.
They look at the whole person rather than just giving drugs and medications to force your body to ovulate whether it's ready or not. Treating some of the underlying causes of miscarriage will help you carry to term. This site does a good job of explaining the Chinese philosophy of treating infertility and the underlying cause of miscarriage:
See also: www.getpregnantover40.com for alternative medicine and home remedies for miscarriage
From the principles TCM, our body must be in an “optimized” state of balance before one can conceive. To maintain a pregnancy, one must maintain the same balance.
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Let us look at the genetic factors. When fetal tissues from miscarriages are analyzed, approximately 70% will have chromosomal abnormalities such as trisomies 13, 16, 18, 21 and 22. In most cases, the couple is chromosomally normal. Therefore, the fetal chromosomal abnormality is considered a “random” event.
This event is the result of a failed division of a pair of chromosomes. Under normal circumstances, only one branch of the pair is copied instead of the whole pair. This condition occurs more frequently with the increased age of a couple. As we age, optimal balance is harder to maintain and more is needed to restore balance for both partners of a couple in order to prevent miscarriages. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments help achieve this balance. When eggs or sperm develop under an optimized condition, there is less chance of environmental damage to an otherwise genetically normal egg or sperm.The process of maintaining a pregnancy past the 1st trimester is much like driving on a paved country road for 3 months without veering off onto the soft shoulder. Being pregnant with suboptimal balance is much like driving a car with two wheels on the soft unpaved shoulder of a road. If all four wheels get on and stay on the paved road, the pregnancy will go on. But, there is higher chance for all four wheels to slide off onto the unpaved soft shoulder and get stuck, or for the patient to miscarry.
Endocrine factors. Thyroid hormones TSH, T3, T4, Estrogen, and Progesterone all have a profound influence on the state of the optimal balance and vise versa. Abnormal balance will in turn lead to hormonal imbalance. Luteal phase defect is just an example of inadequate progesterone level or progesterone receptor response to the hormone.
Circulatory factors. This is one of the major factors in recurrent miscarriages. Blood circulation to the pelvis is crucial in achieving and maintaining a pregnancy. It delivers the necessary nutrients, hormones and oxygen, and removes the metabolic waste products. Hormones FSH and estrogen need to communicate between the pituitary and the ovaries. Such communications are done thru the blood flow and carry these hormones.