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Chinese Herbal Medicine while trying to conceive

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PinkFondantFancy Tue 09-Nov-10 21:59:37

Hi all,

I am ttc #1 - I fell pregnant quickly after coming off the pill, but unfortunately miscarried at 8 weeks in June. Since then my cycles seem to have been all over the place and I've recently started going for acupuncture. My acupuncturist is also trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine, and she says that it is essential that I also take some herbs called "Tiao Jing Cu Yun Wan". Does anyone here know whether these are safe and whether they have any side effects? I can't find anything on the internet either way and while I'm keen to conceive successfully soon, I would feel like a bit of an idiot if I get kidney failure and have to explain to the doctor what's happened......

Thanks very much for your help

AnytimeNOW Wed 10-Nov-10 14:47:46

Hello Pink can't answer your questions sorry, but I have also started acupuncture, two sessions so far.

Last session was yesterday, the lady is "Zita West " trained so fertility is her speciality.

I was due to ovulate, so she put little piles of powder around my tummy and set fire to them? supposed to re-connect your conception meridians? have you had this or just needles? I had needles too.

I also have searched internet for more info regarding herbs etc but having no joyhmm.

Hopefully somebody with more knowledge will be along soon to advise!

Hope we both have better luck with our next conception X

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 10-Nov-10 15:17:04

Would be very wary of using any chinese herbal medicine; you do not know what it contains and "natural" does not always mean safe. Also you run the risk of being taken advantage of by charlatans who rely also on desparation of people. Does it cost a fair bit as well?. You would be far better off seeking out the advice of a properly qualified medical herbalist instead and give this current person you are seeing a wide berth.

If your periods are irregular this is often caused by hormonal imbalances. Blood tests can be done by your GP to see what your hormone levels are like, do not ignore conventional routes. Use both together.

PinkFondantFancy Wed 10-Nov-10 21:31:00

Thanks girls. anytime I only had needles - I can't believe how relaxed it makes me feel, I think it definitely does something. Even if it's just a placebo, if it chills me out I think it's worth doing.

attila I completely agree, I'm giving them a miss. I've got an appointment with a specialist later on this month and I'm hoping that they'll test me for everything under the sun, including my hormone levels so fingers crossed, if there is something weird going on they'll get to the bottom of it.

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