Acupuncture for TTC/Fertility

Have any of you tried this? What was your experience? I had my first appt last night with an acupuncturist I've been seeing on-and-off for years (she's a Chinese medicine doctor from Beijing). She put needles in my stomach, arms, legs and feet, mostly focusing on my lower abs where the uterus/ovaries and such are. I was able to take a nap while the needles were in, so that was relaxing! She told me she doesn't agree with Western culture thinking it takes a year of active TTC to be considered having a fertility problem, and in her training 3 months with no PG is considered a fertility problem. She thinks it will be hard for me to get pregnant (which is what I have been thinking), so she wants me to come for acupuncture once a week until I conceive. Plus she has me taking Chinese herbs (on top of everything else) that she thinks will help with my "problems". I'm just grateful DH and I have good benefits for covering acupuncture, but if it takes a while at some point we'll be paying out of pocket.
Posted on August 22, 2013 at 9:03 am
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NicoleJuliette
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 Awesome! I've never had the experience but it sounds good to me and now you've got me thinking about seeing an acupuncturist. Keep us up to date on how it goes, I'd love to hear more.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 9:54 am
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Accupuncture fascinates me so much! I have only had it done after a car accident to help relieve hip pain and headaches and i couldn't believe how well it worked. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will work just as well for TTC!!!!

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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@ alyciamarlene: apparently it is awesome for TTC. I've heard it from so many sources and I believe it is a good tool. I just wonder if my issues are so complex it isn't just vitamins or acupuncture (etc) alone that will help. Hoping that everything combined will get my reproductive health in line so it can handle a baby.
Posted on August 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
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I have really been debating about acupuncture. I was telling DH that I would love to do this naturally even though we're already seeing an RE if at all possible. My sister has really been pushing me to try it, and if this cycle doesn't work out I'm going to contact the place and see what they think. DEFINITELY keep sharing, I want to hear more about it from people I know :)
Posted on August 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

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