Miscarraige and Pregnancy loss
Miscarriage is unfortunately a very common experience for women and can be particularly devastating when it occurs repeatedly, or follows difficulties conceiving. Many women who have previously lost babies go on to have successful pregnancies and believe that Acupuncture & Chinese medicine offers an astonishingly effective support for women throughout their pregnancies, both in terms of the physical help it provides, but perhaps most powerfully the emotional support it gives. Traditional acupuncture is centred on balancing the body and mind and this is of profound importance in early pregnancy. This is the area of obstetric practice where Chinese medicine excels.
Throughout the history of Chinese medicine's development, there has been a full and rich awareness of the causes of miscarriage and how these may be prevented. As a traditional acupuncturist, I use these classical and ancient teachings to direct the way that I work, but equally I stay abreast of current research and scientific findings. Personally I think this is essential in this area of practice, as many myths and uncertainties abound, with women being especially exposed to all kinds of suggestions and what can be for many a bewildering array of treatments.
If you are concerned about miscarriage, or have experienced pregnancy loss at any stage of a previous pregnancy and would like to have acupuncture in any current or future pregnancy, or whilst trying to conceive, then please do contact us directly for more advice or to make an appointment. Please use the ‘Contact Us’ button on the left hand menu for details.