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Acupuncture for fertility

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hope2be Tue 16-Sep-08 23:39:19

Has anyone tried acupunture for fertility?
Did it work?
How long did you do it for?
I am just wondering if it will be a waste of my money!

LittlePushka Tue 16-Sep-08 23:42:47

Tried acupuncture...though not for fertility.

It hurt!

Joolyjoolyjoo Tue 16-Sep-08 23:45:43

A friend of mine is doing this. She says it makes her feel less stressed, although no pregnancy yet (not sure how long she has being doing it, not that long, I don't think).I'm really hoping it works for her.

saltcod Tue 16-Sep-08 23:46:04

Contemplated acupuncture, but in the end I chose reflexology instead (relaxing & cheaper!). It worked for me.... booked a course of 6 sessions & was pregnant (after ttc for 1.5 yrs) by the 5th session

Have had acupuncture for a shoulder injury - didn't hurt & did the trick!

Go for it!

hope2be Tue 16-Sep-08 23:47:56

good to know saltcod I also have a shoulder injury. If nothing else I would live to walk around pain free.

minxi Wed 17-Sep-08 09:05:06

Hi I had accupuncture - after 2 years of ttc started March this year and fell pg in the June!!
First month after accu periods went from 28 days to 38 days and bled for 9 days, then back to normal periods - it was like my body was clearing out - plus had no spotting for the other cycles, where as before would spot for a couple of days then period would arrive. Am now 14 weeks! smile
Good luck.... My accupuncturist was in West Byfleet, that near to you - £38 for 45-60 mins well worth it! Cheaper than IVF I said and it was - had booked ivf discussions in for this month - but cancelled them...

Lynsy Wed 17-Sep-08 09:56:43


I have been having accupuncture to help fertility for the last 4 months, and although I am still not pregnant (mainly due to dp poor sperm)it has helped my periods become more regular, I have less pmt, and certainly helps me feel more relaxed. The lady I see is a specialist in fertility, and gives me so much advice about ttc outside of just accpuncture, I would definitely recommend her and accupunture.

Toppy Wed 17-Sep-08 22:27:48

Hi hope2be

I had been TTC for 9 months with great impatience and booked in to see Gerad Kite at the Kite clinic for a consultation. He took my 'pulses' and told me I had to come back that very afternoon for a treatment with a female colleague. Imagine my utter shock as she administered a perineal needle. I could not speak for the rest of the afternoon. We conceived my 7mo DS that very evening. Oddly it was day 21 of my cycle and I had a spontaneous peak on the Clearblue monitor the following morning. I was so sceptical whilst I was having the consultation - it felt a little airy fairy but there was no question that DS was conceived that same day. It could have been coincidence, mindset or physical but it worked for us. Good luck

greenbeanie Thu 18-Sep-08 08:45:05

I had acupuncture to help with conceiving #2. I had very irregular periods - up to 6 months between each one. After the 1st treatment I had excruciating low back pain that last for 4 days - on the 4th day I ovulated. We conceived literally at the 1st attempt. I also had treatment thoroughout pregnancy for morning sickness and to help "induce" labour. It worked really well - 2nd labour was 2.5hrs. Definately worth a try. I am so convinced it works I am beginning training as an acupuncturist in March!! smile

tinierclanger Thu 18-Sep-08 08:56:35

I had it, for anxiety following a miscarriage, and to help with fertility. I got pregnant between sessions 2 and 3 - don't know if it was directly as a result but it definitely really really helped with the anxiety so I am prepared to give it credit for the pregnancy! It seemed to trigger an early ovulation, interestingly...

hope2be Thu 18-Sep-08 14:20:06

Thanks everyone! I have my first acupuncture appoimtment Oct.2, do to everyone's positive response.

MsG Thu 18-Sep-08 23:22:23

I had my first session the other day, for anxiety and fertility. It's too soon for me to judge it but I feel positive about it. She spent a long time talking to me, asking me questions and building up my history. he needles didn't hurt, just felt a bit odd at first. Let us know how you get on, hope2be. xx

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