Habitual Miscarriage

Traditional Chinese Medicine considers miscarriage an indication of imbalance in either the mother or embryo/fetus.  Modern understanding of habitual miscarriage can include reduced blood flow to the fetus, complicated immunological factors or other causes.

The 1997 NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture states considerable evidence exists that acupuncture:

  • Releases endorphins, the bodies natural pain medicine
  • Activates the hypothalamus and pituitary gland resulting in a broad spectrum of systemic effects
  • Alters the secretion of neurotransmitters and neurohormones, affecting mood and regulatory functions
  • Changes the regulation of blood flow, both centrally and peripherally
  • Alters immune function

“Regulation of blood flow” and “alters immune function” may explain how acupuncture might prevent miscarriage.  Our clinical experience shows it does!