I was wondering if you could possibly give me some advice on a formula Chai Ling Tang.
I read some research conducted in Japan and China in which Chai Ling Tang was used for women who were suffering from recurrent miscarriages and embryo implantation failure due to antiphospholipid syndrome.
I know to only prescribe a formula by TCM diagnosis, but the research was specific not to adjust the formula.
I am wondering if the formula can be taken although the presentation doesn't fit the prescription completely. Or possibly do you have other suggestions?
I would be grateful for any ideas. Thanks!
I am 33, trying to conceive for the last 2 years and had a miscarriage about 1.5 years ago at around week 6-7 .
Irregular menstruation, minimal watery, pale or bright blood for up to 3 days, brown spotting 1-2 days, sometimes little clots.
I take my BBT, so I know that I often ovulate late (day 15-20).
Very emotional around ovulation and menstruation.
I feel cold very easily, don't have a very good temperature control. Easily affected by airconditioning and drafts.
I have a medium red tongue with a red tip, have teeth marks on my tongue, often missing the tongue coating on one or both sides, otherwise thin white coat.
I get headaches often enough, very tight shoulders.
Tight feeling around chest/ribs and often feel uncomfortable wearing a bra.
Sometimes lose stools.
Nocturia and frequent urination during the day, but pale urine.
Have to force myself to drink during the day but sleep with water next to bed, because I wake up thirsty. Occasional night sweats.
Dry skin and eyes. Pale complexion.
Low blood pressure and slow pulse, sometimes wiry. Often lower back pain.
I have a history of a relative low platelet count (my whole life),
pre-cancerous cells on cervix at 20 and 22 and had laser surgery (I also had an IUD then), another suspicious pap smear at 28, but only TCM treatment followed by neg result.
History of cystitis every couple of weeks age 22-29.
Had a Pulmonary Embolism at 22/23 after a couple months of taking the contraceptive pill, but was negative for Lupus, but that's all they checked then.
I was pregnant at 27, but had an abortion at 6-8 wks.
About 6 months ago my blood tests revealed elevated IgG and my Gynaecologist said I have antiphospholipid syndrome in which my body rejects the foetus and makes little blood clots in the uterus.
I probably tend to a sluggish Thyroid and have exhausted my adrenals.