Acupuncture for Miscarriages

Miscarriages are a problem that many women experience whilst trying to conceive. In fact it is thought that as many as 30-50% of conceptions result in miscarriage. Although not uncommon, miscarriages can be incredibly distressing and disheartening. Acupuncture can not only aid in conception, but also help many women carry healthy foetuses to term.


How Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the rate of miscarriages in women who conceive. Family is an important part of both traditional and modern Chinese culture, and because of this, Chinese medicine practices have been refined over thousands of years to prevent miscarriage. The focus in this treatment is to cultivate optimal health before conception to ensure a healthy cell is fertilized and then adequately nourished and supported throughout the pregnancy.

How does it Work?

Using acupuncture as a preventative method against miscarriage is effective in three ways:

Stimulates Blood Flow

Acupuncture optimises blood flow to both the uterus and ovaries. Good blood flow is crucial to the conception and gestation of a healthy foetus as it carries vital nutrients to the reproductive organs. Acupuncture can address issues of blood flow when it has been impeded by stress, age, and lifestyle factors.

Normalises Hormones

Acupuncture stimulates the endocrine system and regulates the production of reproductive hormones. This treatment can be employed to regulate the hormones responsible for the menstruation and ovary function, and minimise the production of hormones which can interfere with ovulation. This hormone regulation restores the body to a state of optimal health and enables it to support the growth of a healthy foetus.

Thickens the Uterine Lining

This is perhaps the largest benefit of increased blood flow to the uterus. A thicker uterine lining plays a crucial role in carrying a pregnancy to term as it will protect the foetus from infectious materials entering the womb.

Improves Quality of eggs.

Miscarriage or recurrent miscarriages often associate with poor quality eggs. There are some underlying conditions which can cause poor quality of eggs: endometriosis and PCOS; and unhealthy lifestyle and diet. By correcting the underlying imbalance and conditions, optimising eggs quality , a successful pregnancy still can be achieved. We have helped many patients with recurrent miscarriages to have healthy babies.

Let acupuncture aid in your efforts to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Contact My Acupuncture on 9543 3866.