Had my first acupuncture session!
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|Fri, 05-07-2010 - 10:36am|
Well, I had my first acupuncture session last night! He said I am starting at a good time in my cycle too (just ending my period, beginning new cycle). I will go every week. And he said to stop thinking about age--"so you're 41? So what? You will get pregnant. You are just a couple months off the pill, and your body is still regulating. In Western Medicine, they cite infertility as having tried to get pregnant one year. In Chinese Medicine, it is two years. Keep thinking positive thoughts, and send love and positive energy to your uterus."
He also treated my stress, clenched jaw (when I sleep) and tense and sore upper back and shoulders.
He told me to focus on breathing deeply into the lower stomach, not the chest when I breathe in. And when on the computer, keep breathing. Focus on breathing as much as possible as that will keep you in the moment and relaxed.
He also gave me some chinese herb capsules called "Free and Easy Wanderer Plus" or in Chinese called "Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan." I take 12 in the morning, and 12 at night (they are little), on an empty stomach.
Here is a link to the actual product: http://www.heavenearthchineseherbs.com/free-and-easy-wanderer-plus-teapills-p-33.html
He told me to remember there are various causes of infertility in Chinese Medicine--one is jealousy. For example, being jealous of other people being pregnant. He said "Feel nothing but joy for them."
And to only eat foods that were grown or alive once--in other words no processed foods. He told me to especially avoid any foods that have the ingredients "natural flavor" because that is a good indication that it is not natural, and also has lost its natural vitality or chi.
As for sex: do not have sex when sick, or when intoxicated. Avoid alcohol in general. Do enjoy sex and not be worried. Just enjoy the process and trust it will happen.
I am excited about this process this month. :) New approach. :)
Edited 5/7/2010 10:38 am ET by loves_me