Let's Talk About Traditional Chinese Medicine+TTC etc

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used to see an acupuncturist for some hormone-related issues (not related to fertility), and their office had a board with pictures of all of the babies that had been born to mothers with trouble conceiving who had had acupuncture with them. Two of my friends tried acupuncture (in combination with other things) when they encountered fertility problems, and both have healthy children now.

I 100% believe that acupuncture works, but you’ve got to see someone good. I really miss going, but I just couldn’t afford to keep paying out of pocket every week.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’ve had great success with TCM for insomnia and anxiety. It’s also kind of fun, so it’s a mode of treatment I really enjoy. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@PinkTeapot:  I’m a huge believer in acupunture. I reckon my acupuncturist could tell me he could get pigs to fly and I’d believe him. Thats how much I trust him. Ive been TTC for a year I’ve been going to him since JaN. I went to him recently, feeling really down (I’d day borderline depressed) and within a day of going to him i felt better. He’s also getting me herbs to increase libido(can’t wait for those!). Let’s hope it helps me get pregnant soon 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Commenting to follow!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@PinkTeapot:  it’s brilliant that your cycles are going back to normal. I’ve heard of so many people with problems with their cycles after being on the pill. I’m lucky in that regard as I was never on it. I can imagine the frustration! Hopefully it will continue. 

He mainly does acupuncture but mentioned about getting me herbs for libido but had never mentioned herbs before. What are you on? Btw, what type of acupuncture are you doing? Mine is Tungs? Not really sure of the difference.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

…well my Po Po (Chinese grandmother) gave me a fertility buddha when she passed away last year. She had recieved it on her wedding day long ago and the kids surrounding buddha were 4 boys and one girl, she ended up having 4 boys and one girl. I was careful not to touch it until we were TTC…finally I touched it and literally a month later I was pregnant with twins! Twins do not run in my family at all. So Im not sure this falls under TCM but fertility buddha worked for DH and I.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Glad to hear you are having some positive outcomes fromTCM, I did it for 6 months but did not have success (unless you consider actually swallowing them A success because they tasted awful!) sending you BFP vibes!

@Hippos:  I’m on my 34th cycle TTC can I come touch your Buddha? We need all the help we can get! Haha! Congrats on your twins!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You are more than welcome to touch my buddha lol, I don’t have anymore use for it anymore. You can always find a fertility buddha for yourself though!

Post # 14
cherrypieBee
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

My insurance covers acupuncture and at my clinic, if there is a TCM appointment open concurrent to your acupuncture visit, you can see the TCM practitioner for free. That’s pretty much the only reason I ever went (and most of the herbs weren’t super expensive). Now, I didn’t do any herbs for fertility, although they did recommend it, but I DID do acupuncture when I came off the pill after 13 years and I was SHOCKED that I had regular 26-day cycles immediately with apparent ovulation and light periods.

I have NO idea if acupuncture helped — mostly, I like the attention and the endorphins and it costs me a $10 copay, so, whatever. But it most certainly didn’t hurt me, and it didn’t hurt my wallet. Plus, scientific studies have shown even a placebo to be 30% effective. In other words, my experience was a great success (we also conceived the first cycle we TTC after 3 months of charting FAM for avoidance), whether it was woo woo magics or not. 

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