Treatment of illness during pregnancy by Traditional Chinese
pregnancy, the common problem is abortion, nausea, lower blood
pressure, malposition, post-term pregnancy, etc.
或者锡纯寿胎丸或绍功保胎方治疗。原则之一是补肾调脾胃以及胎前要清，可用白术10g，黄芪10-15g、当归10g、制黄精10g，苏梗 10g，黄芩 10g.
To protect pregnancy is so important to whose of women who had a
previous history of abortion. Chinese medicine use herbal
formula Bao Tai Wu You San, Xi Cun Shou Tai Wan, or Shao Gong
Bao Tai Fang. All work to nourish the Qi and Blood circulation
in the uterus, increase the tolerance of uterus to physical or
within the first three months of the pregnancy may increase the
chance of malformation rate of fetus, especially for virus
infection or infection with toxoplasmosis which is more possible
in family with cat as pet. Therefore, it is very important to
solve the common cold or any infection during the first months
of the pregnancy. Principally, the way to treat the common cold
during the pregnancy is the same as it usually without
vomit during early pregnancy
Nausea is one
of common pregnant reactions. In most cases, it is not so
difficult for Chinese medicine to stop the nausea. We normally
use herbal formula Gan Jiang Qin Lian Tang, Dao Tang Tang, or
Chai Ping Yin. All work well.
However there is a tip to drink the herbal tea
by the pregnant woman. Drink the tea one hour after meal. Before
drink the tea, cut a piece of fresh ginger, smear the ginger on
the tongue, then drink the herbal tea sip by sip. Do not drink
the herbal tea all in once.
For women with
low blood pressure during pregnancy, simply drink tea prepared
from north America ginshen. It is good enough in most cases.
Otherwise, use herbal tea Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, or Wu Mei Tang
(with white sugar).
appetite during pregnancy, use herbal formula Ping Wei San, with
addition of herb Ji Nei Jin, or Sha Ren. Or use Xiang Sha Si
Jung Zi Tang.
fetus is usually improved by the use of moxibustion therapy. The
commonly used acupuncture/moxibustion point is the Zhi Yin
point, which is located on the edge of the small toe. Use moxi
to warm the point for 15 to 20 min, once or twice a day. Other
points can also be used are Yin Bai, San Yin Jiao and Jing Men.
Repeat the moxi therapy until the fetus position becomes normal.
Usually it needs one to five times of such moxibustion
treatment. The successful rate is about 80%.
seventh months of pregnancy has higher success rate than the
eighth month. It is not needed to do such moxibustion before six
month of the pregnancy since there is chance in which the
position becomes normal in later months. Vertical position is
easiest, the hip position is second, and the foot position is
the most difficult to correct with the moxibustion therapy. The
best time to do the moxibustion is whenever the fetus movement
is most frequent during the day.
Some doctor may
also use acupuncture on the Zhi Yin point for mal-position of
the fetus, but moxibustion is used much more commonly.
We also prepare a
fresh ginger mud, apply the ginger mud on to the Zhi Yin point.
Fold it and leave over night to correct the mal-position. We can
also use herbal therapy: Huang Qin and Su Gen (10 g each). Drink
the herbal decoction every day.
or Chinese herbal therapy can be used for expedite delivery. For
acupuncture, the commonly used acupuncture points are San Yin
Jiao, He Gu, Tai Chong , Zhi Yin, and Ci Liao. However,
acupuncture or herbal therapy will not be used if the woman is
with the following conditions:
placental insufficiency, total placenta praevia,
antepartum eclampsia, or placental abruption, etc.
For Chinese herbal
therapy, the herbal formula used depend on the body condition of
the pregnant woman before delivery:
If the woman
feels dizziness, blurring vision, short of breath and no desire
to talk, feels palpitation, has pale face, prink tongue color
and weak-thin pulse, it means herb body has insufficient Qi and
Blodd. Use the herbal Formula Ba Zhen Tang, with or without
addition of Huang Qi, Gou Ji Zi, or Gui Ban.
If the woman feels bloating in the chest or
abdomen, easy to be upset, feels pain in the lower abdomen, has
purple dots on the tongue, has string-harsh pulse, it indicates
that her body is with Blood stagnation condition. We use herbal
formual San Huang Yin Chan Fang, with the ingredients of herb
Dang Gui, Zhi Qiao, Chuan Xiong, Hong Hua, Niu Xi, Da Huang,
Shen Di, Shou Di, Pu Huang, Dong Kui Zi, Gui Ban, Huang Qi, and
Scientific research has improved that herb Dang Gui, Chuang
Xiong, Hong Hua, Pu Huang, and Zhi Qiao and more other herbs
have function to improving contract of uterus in later
pregnancy. The success rate of delivery is much higher with the
use of these herbs.
formula approved to be successful in the induction of uterus
contract in later term of pregnancy is Zhang Shi Zhu Chang Tang,
Shen Qi Qi Gong Tang and Huang Qi Chui Sheng Tang.
The successful rate of the herbal therapy is about 80%. The
herbs can also be mixed with vinegar or wine to make it into mud
form. Apply the herbal mud onto the navel or bottom of foot. The
herbs work to improve the mature of the uterus neck, so as to
improve delivery. It can also increase the success of oxytoxin,
to reduce the period of induction, so as to reduce the asphyxia
rate of new born baby.