It is almost impossible to protect the embryo, if ladies successfully complete pregnancy, and have healthy babies, and are going through vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramp and showing some other signs at the early month of pregnancy, which will normally end in miscarriages before TCM enters the West. Since the beginning of my practice of TCM (Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) in UK, I have been using TCM for protecting embryo and terminating signs of miscarriage effectively in order to help ladies naturally complete their pregnancies and get healthy babies and there are more and more successful cases. A few of the cases and my experience in treating miscarriage with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture will be presented in the following series of case study blog posts.
Case 1 - After 3 times of spontaneous abortions, her embryo was successfully protected with TCM treatment
Ms. S J, 38 years old of IT technician, started her menstrual bleeding at 4 weeks after her last period, but she already found a positive result after pregnancy test. She recognized that she might have a miscarriage again, because she has experienced these vaginal bleeding for three times in two years, all of which resulted in abortion in 7-8 weeks of her pregnancies after a gradually increased vaginal bleeding. She started her bleeding early this time, so she urgently went to see her GP requiring an Ultrasound to prove her pregnancy and a suitable treatment. She was refused an Ultrasound due to the reason that a regular one should be done at the 8th week of pregnancy and not any available treatment was given. When she visited me in anxiety, I checked that she had a vaginal bleeding in average amount with fresh blood, without clotting, or any solid substances in the blood, and abdominal cramp for 2-3 days. Last period of hers was 34 days ago, and the bleeding started 2 days ago without overreaction symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnancy test was positive that morning. Light red tongue with less white coating; Rolling and fine pulse. Diagnosis of Conventional western medicine:
A. The early signs of miscarriage
B. The 4th of weeks of pregnancy
C. Differentiation of syndrome by TCM: deficiency of both spleen and Kidney
D. Weak embryo
E. Treating principle: Reinforcing kidney and spleen, Strengthening embryo
F. Herbal medical prescription:
Shudihuang (Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata) 10, Huangqi (Radix Astragali)15, Baizhu (RhizomaAtractylodis Macrocephalae) 10, Aiye(Folium Artemisiae Argyi) 10 Sangjisheng (Herba Taxilli) 10, Xuduan (Radix Dipsaci) 10, Sharen(Fructus Amomi) 10, Ejiao (Colla Corii Asini) 10, Huangqin (Radix Scutellariae) 10, Chaihu (Radix Bupleuri) 10, Dangshen (Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae) 10, Fuling (Poria )10, Zhigancao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Praeparata) 5
Above herbal prescription was decocted into herbal juice, and she drank the juice, twice daily.
After she drank the herbal juice for two days, her vaginal bleeding started to reduce until it completely stopped in two weeks; her abdominal cramp eased after her taking this herbal juice for a month. She was given an ultrasound in the 8th week of her pregnancy by her GP which reported that she was in a normal pregnancy procedure. She remained well with a strong rolling pulse and without abnormal symptoms until 12th weeks of her pregnancy; she went forward in her normal procedure after I ended the herbal medicine and labored a healthy baby boy in the full term.
For full report please read:
Jiang, D. (2018). Protecting Embryo with Chinese Herbal Medicine for Treating Habitual Miscarriages ----- 4 Cases Study Enclosed, Perceptions in Reproductive Medicine (PRM), Jan 2018. Crimson Publishers