(Closed) Acupuncture.

posted 7 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Do you do acupuncture?
    Yes, love it! : (17 votes)
    28 %
    I've tried it. Not for me. : (9 votes)
    15 %
    Never tried it, never will. : (10 votes)
    16 %
    Never tried it, but plan to! : (25 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 32
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    @silver1:  Which online pharmacy did you use? I usually just get the herbs from my AP but I’m sure they are cheaper online.

    Post # 33
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    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @mrs.stormylove:  crane herb pharm. It was about $50 for a cycle worth of herbs I don’t know if that is cheap or not I guess it would depend on type of herbs.

    Post # 34
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    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Bumping this to see if anyone else has stories? I have long/irregular cycles since coming off of BCP. My RMT clinic has a very well known acupuncture clinic as well, and the dr specializes in fertility. I have made an apt to see him mid-Nov, and thought I’d get some more info from you bees. I am covered up to $500 a year so that helps. 

    I figure it can’t hurt at this point, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 35
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    3059 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @StaceyA:  Thanks for bumping! I’ve been going for about a month now, and I’m not sure if I’m all that pleased with it. Of course, he told me it could take a cycle or two to get things “worked” out, but I just don’t know.

    Is everyone using the “needle” kind or the “electrode” kind? My accupuncturist uses the electrodes. So I’m wondering if I should be finding one that uses the needles.

     

    Post # 36
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i LOOOOOOVEE acpuncture.  I started going 5 years ago because of horrible ankle pain, chronic yeast infections, and a myriad of other problems.  All my issues are basically whiped out.  I still go 2x/month.    When hubs and i were TTC, she worked on the fertility points (and i got pregnant the first month!). Then in the first 10-12 weeks, she worked on “sticky baby” points.  I love it.  It’s my guaranteed 30min nap 2x/month ๐Ÿ™‚  Mine also charges $70/appt.  My insurance covers $30, so i pay $40 out of pocket from flex-spending. 

     

    Also, i should note – as someone who does workers compensation – i see a ton of bills where the doctors charge individiaully for EVERYTHING – cupping, electrostimulation, needles – i recommend staying clear of those.  A good acupunturist should just charge you a flat rate for all her services (herbs are extra of course….). 

    Post # 37
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Yellow.Clover:  Keep at it I think after a few months you will notice a change! The first acupuncturist I went to used the electrode kinds which I thought was pretty cool but I didn’t like him so I switched to someone I love but she only uses the needles.  Does yours special in fertility? I haven’t gone yet for “fertility purposes” but if I get a BFN this month I will restart up next month.

    Post # 38
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It didn’t work for me. ๐Ÿ™ There was no change in my cycles at all. It was very relaxing though.

    Post # 39
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    3059 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @mrs.stormylove:  Awesome! They do specialize in fertility, but they also specialize in many other things as well. There’s a lot of articles on him and what he’s done to help others and one was a women struggling with infertility. I do feel good when I go. Guess I should stick it out at least another month or two. Thanks!

    Post # 40
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Yellow.Clover:  I am using needles with mine.

     

    Overall I love it.  In just two weeks I saw a change in my cycle.  We mentioned to my acupuncturist that my husband was going to one for his back and the acupuncturist said to make sure he was seeing someone with proper qaulifications.  The one I see works only on fertility.  He has combined weekly appointments ($70) with herbal supplements, some diet changes, as well as what he calls pajama therapies.  I do things like a warm foot bath each night along or similar depending on where I am in my cycle.  I can tell you that I feel a lot less stressed out about TTC, so I know it is helping with that.  My super long cycle was down from 36 days to 30 days after 2 treatments and I noticed a change in AF (heavier) which I am guessing means we did increase blood flow to my uterus.  I am about 4 weeks in now, so I should have more to report soon.

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MellowMood:  You know, mine was muuuuch heavier this cycle. LIKE DYING HEAVY! I was wondering if it had to do with the acupunture and increased blood flow? Sounds like maybe it did!!?

    Post # 42
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    22 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Yellow.Clover:  who would have thought we would ever want a heavy flow – oh how things change when TTC! ๐Ÿ™‚  when I mentioned it he said that was good and part of what we were working on, so I bet it is the same for you too! yay!

    Post # 43
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Thought I’d bump this since I’m now considering starting acupuncture treatments.  Any new stories about acupuncture?  Successes/failures?  Thanks!

    Post # 44
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    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @razzzzzz:  I started going a couple of weeks ago, and have another appointment set for tomorrow.  In addition to accupuncture, the doctor gave me herbal supplements to take.  I was hoping the combo of the two would help me to O earlier (I usually O on CD 20 and am currently at CD 19 with no O), but so far, no luck.  I’m now hoping that the treatments will help lengthen my leuteal phase, but I’ll have to get back to you on how that goes.

    So to sum up, I don’t have any results yet haha.  I do find the doctor amazing though, and she really validates me and my concerns.  I also know several people that credit successful pregnancies to acupuncture, so for me it’s worth the expense for now.

    Post # 45
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    380 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve been going for about 1 and a half months.  I started going because I hadn’t ovulated or had a period in a month and half.  Well, no period yet, BUT for the past 2 days i’ve been getting like, the most egg-white cervical mucus I’ve ever gotten – it felt like I was getting my period at first! (I know, Too Much Information, pretty much all TTC is Too Much Information…)  I’m hoping it means I’m going to (finally) ovulate soon.  I’ve done some dietary changes, but I’m thinking it was the acupuncture. 

    Post # 46
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    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i don’t even know where i would find an acupuncturist… 

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