Complementary Therapy

Alternative holistic therapy

There appears to be a strong connection between diet, lifestyle, and risk of spontaneous abortion. Before becoming pregnant, therefore, it is a good idea to have counselling about the risks, including the importance of avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and recreational drugs. Also, some reports suggest Chinese herbal medicines may help prevent recurring miscarriages caused. The importance of proper mineral balance is still underestimated, even though diligent research demonstrates that mineral deficiencies, excesses or malabsorption, contribute or cause diseases.. Unlike nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein, minerals do not supply fuel or energy to the body, but assist in the production of energy and in many vital chemical reactions of life. Certain essential macro- and micro-minerals are, for instance, constituents of, or interact with enzymes. Without proper enzyme functions, health and immunity suffers. Fortunately, the body is very good at self regulation and serious deficiencies can usually be avoided by eating a well balanced diet with lots of variety and taking supplements. If you have any worries about excess heavy minerals or deficiencies and since environmental problems are a legitimate concern, using the combination of blood, hair, and urine mineral analyses enables us to diagnose and prevent problems.

Acupuncture

Accupuncture been a major part of primary healthcare in China for the last 5,000 years. It is used extensively for a variety of medical purposes ranging from the prevention and treatment of disease, to relieving pain and anesthetizing patients for surgery. As in many oriental medicine practices, the emphasis of acupuncture is on prevention. Many acupuncturists report success in treating women with a history of spontaneous abortion, leading to the ability to carry the pregnancy to full term. This may result from clearing up underlying endocrine problems and reducing stress.

Nutropathy

Vitamin B Complex, Including Folic Acid: Vitamin B complex with additional vitamin B 6 and folic acid for women planning to become pregnant and for those who are pregnant. These preventive measures suggest a reduction in recurrent miscarriages. Moderate to high caffeine intake may also be related to elevated homocysteine levels. Coenzyme Q10: Studies suggest that coenzyme Q10 levels are lower in women who have had a recent miscarriage. Therefore, the same supplements that support methionine metabolism maintain normal coenzyme Q10 levels in the body. Magnesium and Selenium: A small study of infertile women and women with a history of miscarriage suggests that low levels of magnesium may impair reproductive function, and may contribute to miscarriage. We recommend taking both magnesium and selenium supplements. The recommended doses are generally 300 to 400mg per day of magnesium and 200mcg per day of selenium. Fish Pollutants: Eating fish contaminated with pollutants, may increase pregnancy risk .

Reflexology

The practice of reflexology is said to have originated with the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Native Americans. A holistic therapy, reflexology's aims are to relieve stress, pain and muscle tension, increase circulation and help reduce miscarriages.