Sharon (32y, Stockport) came for acupuncture to assist her IVF.
The reason for IVF is that she has no period and her husband has low sperm motility and some chromosome defect. They have had several IVF attempts since 2008. There were two positive pregnancy tests. However, scan showed no heartbeat around eight weeks.
I saw her right after her last IVF attempt which ended with no heartbeat again at the same stage. Considering her history, apart from normal treatment for IVF, I put more emphasis on Kidney aspect. Amenorrhea (absent periods) is Kidney-related; while recurrent miscarriage is an even stronger signal of Kidney deficiency. Therefore, I gave her ear press on Kidney point during the intervals of acupuncture to reinforce the Kidney plus ear Shen Men to calm the mind. Once her pregnancy test was positive, I offered her treatment to prevent the miscarriage. Still, Kidney was a big part of this stage.
Good news – she is 20 weeks pregnant now!
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