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Friday, August 21, 2009

MY ACUPUNCTURE ADVENTURE

I want to start off by saying that I am in no way badmouthing acupuncture at all. I do believe it can be an effective medical treatment. I just happened to have an interesting experience with a chiropractor who unfortunately didn’t seem to have much experience with acupuncture for fertility. So, this is my story…

I was desperate to try about anything to aid along our chances of becoming pregnant. I had read a lot about acupuncture helping in infertility and had a few friends who swore that was the only reason they became pregnant. So, I called around the area trying to figure out where would be the best place to go. A few places said they had some experience with it. So, I decided to go with the cheapest option (probably not my smartest move).

Of course I had no idea of what to expect. At the appointment, the chiropractor, seemed very spacey and talked aloud trying to figure out where she should insert the needles. I was on edge! She said things like, “Okay…um…I’ll put this one here. And…um…well….let’s see…maybe another here.” I thought to myself, “What the heck did I get myself into!? I’m wasting good money on this treatment with someone who doesn’t even know what they're doing!” After it was over, she came back into the room and started removing the needles. She talked to me about my next appointment and I was confused as to why she didn’t remove all the needles. Well, turns out it was because she didn’t remember how many and/or where she had put them. I had to tell her to remove the remaining two. I just couldn’t believe it. I ran out of there so fast and never looked back!

Looking back now, I’m thankful I didn’t continue on with the acupuncture treatment, as I don’t think it would have helped us in our infertility journey. I continued to read more on the subject, and it seems that it is more successful and helpful in women who have ovulating issues as it helps regulate things more along that line. And since I didn’t have any problems in that area, I don’t think it would have benefited me in our situation.

That was my acupuncture adventure. It was short but it was eventful!!

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