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Old Sep 3rd, 2012, 16:41 PM   11
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Has anyone tried accupuncture and or herbs or known anyone that has and then got pregnant? Just going for my second session tomorrow night and really hoping it helps! Also taking disgusting tasting herbs twice a day. So far I've noticed improvement to my digestion and as I'm now at the midway point yesterday I had LOTS of EWCM. So much so I was shocked. Its never been so abundant. Its no magic pill I know as sperm still has to reach egg but I think it just helps to know I'm taking some sort of action and not just sitting around waiting!

Any positive stories out there?No negative stuff though I'm thinking that even if this works like a placebo then that'll do for me! :-)
Just had my second treatment today. I'm hopeful



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Old Oct 6th, 2012, 08:14 AM   12
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Im still taking herbal pills, about 16 per day plus the herbal tea too. I've also now started having acupuncture too. have had 2 acupuncture sessions thus far, am having it weekly. We're trying to improve my circulation & improve my sluggish digestion! And hopefully a benefit of that will be getting a BFP!



 
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Old Oct 6th, 2012, 17:40 PM   13
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i had my 2nd treatment this cycle last saturday.

they gave me pre-ov and post-ov herbs.

i'm not quite sure if i've ov'ed yet, so i'm going to see what the
cbfm says tomorrow. i'm on cd24 and it's still showing a low.

i'll give it a couple of days, and if there's no high or peak, i'll start taking the post-ov herbs regardless...just in case we caught it.



 
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Old Nov 4th, 2012, 14:05 PM   14
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Has anyone tried accupuncture and or herbs or known anyone that has and then got pregnant? Just going for my second session tomorrow night and really hoping it helps! Also taking disgusting tasting herbs twice a day. So far I've noticed improvement to my digestion and as I'm now at the midway point yesterday I had LOTS of EWCM. So much so I was shocked. Its never been so abundant. Its no magic pill I know as sperm still has to reach egg but I think it just helps to know I'm taking some sort of action and not just sitting around waiting!

Any positive stories out there?No negative stuff though I'm thinking that even if this works like a placebo then that'll do for me! :-)
Hi, how r u going with the Chinese medicines?
I just saw a woman yesterday & have come home with a bag full of herbal goodies! ....and a REALLY foul tea that I have to have twice a day!!

I decided to see this woman bcos my friend saw her after five years of TTC, clomid & one failed IVF cycle. This woman gave her herbs & things, told her not to drink ANY cola (she even asks you on her form if you drink cola).. And my friend fell pregnant on the next IVF cycle!!! She swears it was the Chinese medicine that did it. She went to this woman because a woman she worked withs daughter also got pregnant with her help. She specialises in fertility & pregnancy support.

So I've decided to give it a try. I'm 37 & TTC #1, & figured this could be helpful & get my body into optimum shape to conceive!

Fingers crossed!
Hi - how have you got on?? im doing acupunture and drinking the foul tea (makes me gag!) would be intresting to hear where you are up to!



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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM   15
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I started acupuncture yesterday, finally found a good Chinese doctor that I can trust so will be doing it once a week. they also gave my hubby some herbs for sperm count but so far I was unable to persuade him to take them. I also drink their foul tea but only before O and not everyday as find it really disgusting. I am hoping acupuncture can help prepare my body for pregnancy and IVF



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 12:55 PM   16
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Hi ladies! Mind if I join?

We're ttc for 2.5 years and started acupuncture 4 weeks ago. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, so doctors could only suggest IUI and IVF which we refused since all tests came out ok (see the signature below).
So 5 weeks ago client of mine told me their story i.e. their struggle with infertility where the doctors told them 100% no chance of having kids, but after seeing the acupuncturist (don't know for how long) they conceived. Today they have 3 kids.
I'm seeing the same acupuncturist and he pinpointed the problems (he asked a lot of questions): cold feet and hands=> bad circulation=> ovaries not working well thus small follicles (creating immature eggs), periods with clots meaning stagnant blood in uterus- the uterus not getting enough blood creating implantation problems.
Although I should be sad, this past month (after finishing the 4th session) for the first time in my life I experienced a chemical pregnancy (I've never been pregnant or had miscarriage before). That's why I believe things are starting to change to better and I think I'm close.
He also gave me herbs in form of pills for each phase: for releasing stagnant blood, for strengthening the ovaries and ovulation and for helping implantation (he asked me if I want powder or pills and knowing how awful it may taste, I choose pills)
I'm having a lot of hopes for November.

P.S. Sorry for the long elaboration



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 22:04 PM   17
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malamae,
i truly believe acupuncture helped with our first.

as recommended, i stuck to a strict diet of "warming" foods:
soups, spicy, stews, beans, eggs, and dark leafy greens.

i didn't eat/drink any soy products (i'm a vegetarian) and didn't eat any cold/icy foods (ice water, ice creams, and other cold foods).

i too took the herbal pills rather than boiling the herbs.

good luck to you and all!!!



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 23:41 PM   18
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I started acupuncture yesterday, finally found a good Chinese doctor that I can trust so will be doing it once a week. they also gave my hubby some herbs for sperm count but so far I was unable to persuade him to take them. I also drink their foul tea but only before O and not everyday as find it really disgusting. I am hoping acupuncture can help prepare my body for pregnancy and IVF
Hi briss.where did you find new doc? Did he give you raw herbs or tabs for your dh? I'm having no treatments this cycle but feeling hopeful ( despite overkill on booze at weekend!). GL x



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 04:40 AM   19
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MalaMae, that's very interesting about your doctor. mine also asked me about my period but she did not explain that having periods with clots means stagnant blood in uterus. Do clots also mean that the uterus is not getting enough blood? What did your doctor recommend about clots? To be honest I thought clots were normal I have them every time for a day or two. Can you tell us what pills are you taking for each phase? is it something that they make themselves or you can buy it elsewhere? I am asking because they sold me various herbs in form of pills which are much cheaper if you buy them online.

Blythe, the doctor recommended these herbs for hubby's low sperm count
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=she...9,r:0,s:0,i:69

I bought them for 40 pounds (she gave me 20% discount) but apparently you can get them for 30 pounds on line. She also wanted to prepare tea for him but I am quite sure he is not going to take it so did not want to waste 42 pounds a week on this. The doctor is in Uxbridge so quite a long way from me but I think it's worth it because my friend's family have been going to her for years and are quite happy with her treatments. She does not specialise in fertility though and also there is a language barrier for example It was quite tricky to explain to her what FSH is. She also suggested that I should take their herb tea but I still have some from my visit to a different Chinese doctor 6 months ago. I barely manage to force myself to drink it 2-3 times per cycle. I think acupuncture is the key really.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 09:22 AM   20
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MalaMae, that's very interesting about your doctor. mine also asked me about my period but she did not explain that having periods with clots means stagnant blood in uterus. Do clots also mean that the uterus is not getting enough blood? What did your doctor recommend about clots? To be honest I thought clots were normal I have them every time for a day or two. Can you tell us what pills are you taking for each phase? is it something that they make themselves or you can buy it elsewhere? I am asking because they sold me various herbs in form of pills which are much cheaper if you buy them online.
I thought clots are normal too, but both the acupuncturist and my chiropractor said they are not. If I had enough blood in my uterus it would have flushed the old blood.
Currently I'm takign 2 kinds of pills: one are no name- I think he makes them and are for strengthenting the ovaries and the others are for cleaning stagnant blood ("Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan"). After ovulation he gave me "Jingzhi Chengyun Wan".
I don't recommend doing this on your own. With chinese herbs, you must first consult your doctor/acupuncturist.

What herbs are you taking?



 
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