标题：\"Nourishing the kidney\" and the treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss using traditional Chinese medicine
作者机构：[Zhu, X] Department of Obstetrics, Shandong Weifang People's Hospital, No. 151 Guangwen Street Kuiwen District, Weifang City, Shandong, 261041, China; 更多
通讯作者地址：[Fu, JH]Shandong Weifang Peoples Hosp, Dept Obstet, 151 Guangwen St, Weifang City 261041, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：International journal of gynecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
关键词：Nourishing the kidney;Recurrent pregnancy loss;Traditional Chinese medicine
摘要：Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) refers to recurrent pregnancy loss as the \"slippery fetus\" and its etiology is believed to arise from deficiency of the kidney. TCM believes that a strong kidney can protect stamina, preserve energy, nourish the blood, improve circulation, strengthen essential vitality, increase sexual drive, and enhance immunity. It believes that any deficiency of the kidney can lead to a series of problems with the reproductive system and is particularly detrimental to fertility. TCM considers that the basis of conception stems from the kidney and the source of nourishment comes from the spleen. The spirit of the fetus is linked to both organs and any deficiency loosens this connection and causes fetal development to become unstable (pregnancy loss).