Acupuncture question...

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Acupuncture question...
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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 1:15pm

For those who have done acupuncture for fertility how long do they leave the needles in for?
The place Im going is a community facility so they charge less but you do it in a room with other ppl & you decide when you want the needles out?!

Im envisioning a Carlos Castaneda experience :)

Also do they do anything different if you tell them you have had miscarriages?
Also how many times a week do you go?

*mindy*

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Registered: 06-25-2002
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 1:24pm
I go once/week, and I usually lay there with the needles for about 40 min. to 1 hour.

TTC #1 October/November 2009


BFP December 14th, 2009 :)


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Registered: 10-17-2007
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 3:59pm

I go once a week.

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 9:15pm

Thx for the detailed info.

Are you taking any chinese herbs?

*mindy*
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Registered: 10-17-2007
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 1:42am

I'm taking Chinese herbs.

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 7:52am

Thats great that you get such specific herbs based on where you are in cycle.


Ive been taking herbs for several months now & did get pregnant while on them, unfortunately it didn't last. I get my herbs from online though after consulting with an herbalist. I was actually supposed to call them back awhile ago but didnt.


SO you have been doing acupuncture since Oct?


My cycles are usually regular, when not following a m/c. Usually they are messed up for a few months after that. I have short avg 28 day cycles & I O late, anywhere from CD 16-18. Usually its closer to CD 16 but last cycle was only 2nd after m/c so I didnt until CD18.

*mindy*
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 10:18am

I started out going twice a week and depending on where I was in my cycle, was where she would needle me. She'll needle me in the head, ears, "third eye" (between your eyes - helps calm you), my hands, stomach, legs and feet. She always leaves the needles in for about 40 minutes to an hour and will come in half way through and make sure the needles are secure - I also get a doorbell incase I need her and have the quiet room with spa like music playing, warm table, etc. the idea is to get your body and your mind to relax. Right before O she'll do e-stim on me - she puts an electrical current into two needles above my ovaries to help get my follies to do what they need to do. It looks a little like when you have to use jumper cables on a car battery! ha ha...


I take herbs along with my cycle - depending on where I am, will depend on the pills I take - I also take herbs to help "warm" my utuerus and I use a Moxa stick right before O and right after my IUI - it's looks like

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 1:48pm

Yup I have Infertility Cure.
I started tabbing pages :)

Well Im curious to see what they do as its a community clinic so I think I might get more specialized care from a single practice but its a lot cheaper this way. They did recommend a certain person but I guess she was not available today. Its always my luck now Im going to have to see if I can get the fertility lady w.o offending the person I have today. I guess it will have to be whatever works with my schedule anyway.

The form I have had a bunch of info but seemed to be more centered around pain issues than fertlity.

I definitely am not looking at this as a solution. Just some assistance since I dont seem to be getting it from western drs. I have been impressed with how qi gong, yoga, meditation & herbs have helped me so far. Plus I would like a nice little break to relax for an hr or so :)

*mindy*
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Registered: 10-17-2007
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 10:24pm

Yep, I've been going since last October right after my 5th m/c.

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 7:52am

What did your acupuncturist say about your last m/c?
I was hoping it would also help w/mcs obviously its not a cure all.

Thats a great improvement on your cycle.

I was thinking about Ann's science experiment ovary description during my treatment.

Much as I suspected mine is not so keyed in on each day of my cycle at least not that I noticed anyway. She knew where I was only cuz she asked LMP. I go for 2nd treatment tomorrow, so Ill see if they ask something different.

They told me to go to one lady since that was her specialty but she hasnt been available. Im actually seeing her today for an herb consult .

What do you feel like the day after treatment? My upper back & back of neck is killing me. Im not sure if it was how I slept or a response to treatment. I cant really get massages as Im in a ton of pain the following day, as my body doesnt like it.

*mindy*
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 9:50am
I always feels very relaxed and great after mine... I would say you slept wrong. I would ask a million questions during your herb consult today with that lady - I would insist on seeing her for your treatments as well if fertility is her specialty - makes a world of difference! Let us know how it goes!!!!

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