“I have now reached the full term and we can not thank you enough for fixing me and making this whole experience possible!! We are expecting a little girl and can not ask for a much better gift from upstairs :)”
I met with this lovely couple in Sept 2013. They had suffered a miscarriage in July 2013 at 8 and half weeks, and they had not been able to conceive since then (11 months trying). The situation was understandably creating much anxiety and the couple were very concerned and worried, dreading that conception might never happen again for them.
During our first treatment I found that my patient, a 29 year old female, seemed to be very blood deficient, showing poor circulation. From tongue diagnoses I found she was iron deficient and suggested an iron tonic, extra vitamin D and calcium. We had one session of counselling, concentrating on understanding and elevating anxiety. I suggested mindfulness mediation and breathing to help control negative thoughts, to calm and relax her. I gave detailed instruction on how to recognise the warning signs of stress and anxiety and we went through relaxation techniques together.
There was also a family history of premature low ovarian reserve so we did an AMH blood test. The results that came back could not have been better. This elevated any concern regarding egg reserve and helped her psychologically to become much more positive.
Emotionally relaxing and allowing the idea that pregnancy was going to be possible, I believe was key. Within the first month of seeing me, in fact within 2 acupuncture treatments this couple was able to conceive naturally and are now awaiting the birth, in just a few weeks, of their first baby.