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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 06:29 AM   1
Plenora
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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! :-)



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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 11:25 AM   2
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I have two friends who went to a fertility acupuncturist when TTC and it was helpful to them for sure. I go to acupuncture for generalized wellness and will start fertility acupuncture shortly. My friend, who went to acupuncture when TTC, sent me this book "The Infertility Cure" by Randine Lewis, Ph.D. Her acupuncturist recommended it to her during her treatment. I would talk to your acupuncturist about this book to see if it's something he/she recommends for you. It's a Chinese wellness approach to getting pregnant and quite interesting. Acupuncture is certainly a different approach than Western Medicine, but I think if you are open to it and you have a good acupuncturist, it can be a good alternative. Good luck!



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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 12:20 PM   3
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Thanks Gustav, fingers crossed it works for both of us. I'm enjoying the other benefits anyway so it's definately worth doing



 
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Old Aug 25th, 2012, 19:26 PM   4
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Hi Plenora, Checking in to see if you are still doing acupuncture? I am now on daily herbs and put on a strict diet by my acupuncturist....



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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 23:06 PM   5
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i received acup. treatments with our first.
i was 36 at the time.

i did four rounds, and fell/got pregnant the following month.

i also took herbs and followed their diet recommendation: lots of warming foods (think soups/stews), no ice, nothing cold, dark leafy greens.

i really believe in it. i just did 2 sessions recently, as we are ttc for #2.

good luck!




 
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Old Aug 29th, 2012, 06:58 AM   6
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I did 4 months of acupuncture (about 15 sessions+) prior to possible IVF; we got pregnant naturally the month after I finished (and the month we were hoping to do our first IVF cycle) and LO was born in early February 2012. At the same time, we were doing loads of blood work, losing weight, etc., so the acupuncture was part of the whole process (also, discovered I had an underactive thyroid, so was put on meds for that); I do recommend it as it definitely relaxed me alot...

best wishes

ps. I tried the herbs in a tea, but it was disgusting, so didn't do for more than a few days!



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2012, 07:08 AM   7
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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!



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Old Aug 31st, 2012, 11:37 AM   8
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I am almost 40. TTC since jan. staring my 4th cycle of acu 2x a month (pre ov and pre af)
Have not yet tried herbs but totally believe in acupuncture!
Fx'd!



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2012, 23:37 PM   9
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Good to hear everyone's good experiences....I'm on herbs and on a strict diet of warming foods, no cold foods, no gluten, no refined sugar and no dairy, also minimizing soy intake. I'm hoping it works!



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Old Sep 1st, 2012, 10:12 AM   10
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Good to hear everyone's good experiences....I'm on herbs and on a strict diet of warming foods, no cold foods, no gluten, no refined sugar and no dairy, also minimizing soy intake. I'm hoping it works!
that's exactly what i did with our first. i didn't even take ice in drinks.

good luck!



 
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