Healing from a Miscarriage with Acupuncture & TCM
Posted by Cecil Horwitz
A miscarriage is a devastating event. It often creates feelings of grief, depression, and guilt, in addition to causing physical stress. Once your doctor has established that you are on the road to recovery, traditional Chinese medicine can help speed your path by approaching the process of healing from a mind-body perspective, treating both the physical and emotional aftereffects.
Physically, the primary focus of treatment is on restoring the uterus to health and ensuring that blood is circulating well throughout the body. Both of these ends are achieved through a combination of acupuncture and acupressure, Chinese herbs, diet, and exercise.
Acupuncture and acupressure treatments are used to restore the flow of blood and qi throughout all the chief meridians in the body.
These treatments are supported by careful attention to diet. Eating well is always important, but it’s especially so at this time. Restorative foods include plenty of leafy greens; antioxidant and fibre-rich berries such as blueberries and raspberries; nutrient-packed root vegetables; spices such as turmeric, pepper, and cardamom; and lean proteins such as wild seafood and organic, free-range meats. Supplements, including vitamin E, vitamin B, and prenatal vitamins, can also be helpful.
A well-rounded treatment plan also supports emotional recovery. Acupuncture and herbal medicine must be combined with a lifestyle that enhances your overall well-being. Adequate rest and exercise are especially critical at this point, promoting the health of both body and mind.
Meditation also helps to regain your centre, in conjunction with other stress relievers – walks, massages, time with a good book, and anything else that makes you feel like yourself.
Not only do holistic treatments assist with healing, they promote general fertility by regulating hormones, ovulation, and menstruation letting you look towards healthy future pregnancies.