Guest Blog Appearance by Christine Keller, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.
To become pregnant is a wonderful experience, but to have it suddenly taken away is traumatic. Having a miscarriage can be both physically and emotionally draining, and when it comes to having recurrent miscarriages, the body becomes both physically and emotionally exhausted.
In Chinese medicine the body functions as a whole and is as interconnected with our emotional health as the dirt is to the earth. You cannot separate the two as both are one. The body and mind need time to heal. The emotional distress that comes from such an experience is very traumatic. In Chinese medicine, emotions can greatly impact the physical body. Without the proper time to heal, physical symptoms may start to manifest. Some examples of symptoms include: lowered energy, headaches or migraines, hormonal imbalances, gynecological changes such as heavier and painful periods, or the lack of periods, depression, anxiety, lung issues, insomnia, heart palpitations, weight gain or loss, digestive changes and early aging just to name a few. These may sound like “normal” things that are dealt with day-to-day, but the root can be the emotional stagnation that originated from the physical stress of miscarriage. Eventually these “normal” things become bigger problems. If body and mind are given the space to heal, these symptoms may be avoided. If one were to try again before properly rebuilding as a whole, high-risk pregnancies, recurrent miscarriage, or the ability to conceive may be at risk. Continue reading