(Closed) Hormonal imbalance – Naturopath or acupuncture/TCM?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went to an MD who was an acupuncturist and Chiropractor to help with fertility. I was only ovulating every few months. I only asked for/got acupuncture treatment.  The problem with acupuncture is that you have to keep on going back.  With my insurance it was costing me $35 per visit.  That adds up to a lot when you are supposed to go at least once a week – and I know how insanely expensive it is without insurance. Since he was an MD, he doesn’t do herbs or anything.

From my own experiences, research, and opinions, I would prefer a Naturopathic doctor because the treatment plan they suggest is likely to be based more on medical trials and research. Whereas traditional chinese medicine probably has less research. When spending money, I want something that I know is going to work. The research studies and proven methods mean a lot to me.

And FYI, I gave up on the acupuncture because I felt it was way too much money for something I didn’t know was working or not. It would be unrealistic for me to keep on going (and paying) for weekly treatment for months on end. I’m currently seeking treatment from a fertility specialist MD.

Just my two cents. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would go to a NP and use AP as a supplement.  I wish I had known about seeing a NP when I first stopped BC because we may have been able to slow down my fibroids from Hell.  Now I do love my AP, but I use AP as a complement to my RE’s care.  And it has been quite benefical in my quest to become a mother.


Post # 6
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hope it works out well for you. I love my naturopath – he’s really great at listening to me and working with me to try and sort out my wonky hormones.

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