how many sessions did you have phdmum? And did you have a specific 'condition' or just difficulty conceiving?
Maybe I should get in touch with national acupuncturist assoc.
sponge - that's why I'm wary, I've got a really good book about it but it's american based author so no info on how to find a credible practioner in this country?
don't know if relevant to your case, but was diagnosed polycystic ovaries - which I now think might have been a misdiagnosis given that it was so easy TC after acupuncture - or maybe acup. IS a miracle cure ... !
Went for acupunture and was given herbs as well (YUK) for fertility as have had m/c in past then discovered I was pregnant already but only just so continuing with the acupuncture to keep my 'yin and yang' in balance and blood pressure sensible. Was recommended by a friend who became pregnant this way. Dr China is a pricey but professional chain with lots of shops around the country.
you have to be careful when you choose a chineese doctor. I went to Dr.China as well (they have shops across the country) and I had to explain to the doctor through a translator about my irregular periods. the translator didn't know how to translate some of the words and the whole appointment turned out to be rather comical as I was listening to this chinese doctor who was waving her hands and really hopeing I would understand her. Anyhow, they reasured me that they had the herbs for me. The translator brough 5 different boxes and 5 boxes of each differnet herb. so they wanted to sell me 25 boxes of things that I didn't have a clue what they were, and on top of that it was going to last me only one month and i had to take all this for 3 months to make it work. The supply for one month was £250!!!! The girl translator was trying to reasure me that she was giving me a very good deal. I didn't take it all I wanted to book was an accupuncture session. So I went down the street to another herbalist. The accupuncturist there told me that there has been recent findings with Dr. China's herbs being contaminated and not always containing the right ingridents.
My experience made me quite sceptical about helbal medicine, or rather more careful. When you try something like this you need to be convinced that all your questions are answered properly and confident that the stuff in the jar is exactly what you need.
However, i gave accupuncture a go and it was rather relaxing.