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February 10th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Just wondering if any of you have tried acupuncture? My RE has a very holistic approach to fertility and strongly encouraged me to try it. He said it also helps to thicken the lining due to increased blood flow. So, I gave it a shot (haha, no pun intended) tonight...don't know if it did a bit of good-but it was very relaxing.

So...what do you guys think of acupuncture? Have you tried it? Do you believe in eastern medicines to help with things such as fertility?

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February 10th, 2009, 04:09 PM
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I started going to accupuncture prior to my IVF in October....Obviously, I didn't conceive, but I do feel that it will help with the process, if nothing else, I am incredibly relaxed afterwards, so that's always a plus. When I see my RE on Monday, I'm going to ask him about my accupuncturist coming the day of my transfer and working with me RIGHT BEFORE and RIGHT AFTER my FET
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February 10th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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I'm fully convinced acupuncture helped lead to my BFP. I'd stopped all western fertility meds a few months before. I was waiting to start them again at the beginning of the year. I was doing acupuncture and herbs. My cycles were starting to regulate and I had a great temp shift when I Od, which rarely happened before. I searched for a really long time to find an acupuncturist who was specifically trained in and focused on fertility. A lot of acupuncturists say they treat fertility, but that doesn't mean they have been specifically trained for it.
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February 10th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Actually, one of my best friends is my accupuncturist! LOL! (and she's on her way over here right now! LOL!) Anywhoo.....I started going to her last summer as a way to get thru the painful periods without the dumb narcotics. She is AMAZING! We hit is off instantly and 2 months later she was going on our Aug. 08 cruise with us! She is working with me on the fertility stuff.....even goes to my Dr.'s appts with me. I could go on for HOURS about how I feel about accupuncture/eastern medicine......and what we are planning to do/why she's coming over here now.... But I won't bore everyone to tears with my babble. PM if you wanna chat about it!
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February 10th, 2009, 04:53 PM
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I have not had experience with accupuncture but I know a lot of ladies swear by it. Keep me posted on your progress... I am curious!!
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February 10th, 2009, 04:58 PM
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I am a strong believer in accupuncture, I did it both times prior and during the treatments and it helped us get pg both times. I never hurts to try, I absolutely loved the session I had so much energy and felt sooo relaxed.
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February 10th, 2009, 08:41 PM
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I used accupuncture in the first two IUI cycles with clomid... obviously no BFP. I deffinatly don't think it hurt any.... I even went like 3 times each cycle, once at the begining of my cycle, once just before ovulation, and once during 2ww for 2 cycles...
I WAS very relaxing though.
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