(Closed) Any Acupuncture Ladies?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did it! I don’t know if it helped me get pregnant, but I did (with IVF) last month. I figured it can’t hurt and I knew so many IVF ladies who swore by it, so I figured I’d give it a try. Best part is that it relaxes you and I would leave feeling like a million bucks! I couldn’t afford the private one-on-one accupuncture each week (but did do that twice right before and after the embryo transfer) so I did community accupuncture. It is a fraction of the cost and was just awesome. (I’m still going!) Community accupuncture is becoming very popular now so check that out, too.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I started acu in January.  I don’t think you *need* to yet since you have not been trying too long, but acu cannot hurt you.  It can regulate you cycles if they are off and can increase blood flow.  They say it needs about 3 months to really get the most benefit anyway.

It’s a bit expensive though.  Mine is $75 a session and you go 3 times a month typically  a week before O, during O, and during implantation.  If you have the money I’d say go for it. If you need to conserve, then I’d wait a bit longer.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually got it when I was in labor! So I can’t give you any advice. I guess that I really wanted to share my experience and it was a good one! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I started acupuncture in January, mostly as my husband were just starting TTC and my moods were just awful after having gone off the pill in August.   So far, my cycles are much closer (now 29-30 days, instead of 36-37) and I’m a whole new person mood-wise.

It’s super relaxing and doesn’t hurt at all. It is a bit pricey, I pay $65 a session, but I’m able to use our FLEX speding account money, so at least it’s pre tax, so that saves a bit there.

You’ve got nothing to lose by starting now, consider it just “prepping’ your body to get preggers.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I started going to acupuncture at the beginning of February and we got pregnant that cycle. We were on our 7th cycle TTC. I have no clue if it was coincidence or if it really did help, but it was the only thing we did differently that month. It was so relaxing and de-stressed me completely, I would always fall asleep during each session and I loved going! It is a little pricey though, I pre-paid for 10 sessions at a discount, but it was well worth it in my book.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just started community acupuncture this month.  We are really hoping it works! My stress level has decreased though, so that’s a good thing!

Also, the community acupuncture is much cheaper than 1:1.  We’ll see if it helps us with TTC!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m starting in April.  Its very common in my area so I decided to go w/ a fertility Acu that my RE uses.  I’m hoping 3 months w/ him I will be preggars w/ or w/out IVF.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

This thread is so helpful, since Darling Husband and I will be TTC in April/may and I’ve been wanting to try acu for some time, just for the de stress benefits. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have PCOS and wasn’t having periods at all, so started acupuncture to try and regulate my cycles. It worked and I’ve been having regular periods since summer. Now I’m pregnant, and I’m sure it’s down to the acupuncture. It is pricey, but I would defo recommend it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Can I ask what community accupuncture is??? I read it on the posts but I have not heard of it before here in California….just wondering….I was considering going to do accupuncture for anxiety and stress.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m interested in Acupuncture but I’m overwhelmed whenever I try to find a good place to have it done. And I’ve never heard of community acupuncture.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Community acupuncture is when you are in a room with other people receiving treatment rather than just by yourself.  At the place I go to, there are usually three acupuncturists working at one time, and you are scheduled with one of them.  There are two rooms, and about 12 recliners in each room.  I don’t mind being there with other people around at all, and it is much more affordable.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mija22:  Community is more than one person during the session.  If you’re in LA there’s actually several schools in LA that offer discounted sessions.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

Acupuncture ladies: when do you go in for treatments? I’m planning to do it one week before estimated O, estimated O date, and during implantation. 

I don’t know if there are any benefits to doing it on a specific dates in your cycle as I’ve been hearing mixed reviews online. Would love to get your thoughts on this.

 

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