TCM and acupuncture

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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby baruderu » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:11 pm

Hi Mountainbaby

Congratulations! That's wonderful news! Yes, I did acupuncture as part of the TCM treatment for 3 weeks before I tried to conceive and for the first trimester, once a week. I hope all goes well for you, congrats again!! :D

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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby SEPT2014 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:35 am

Hey ladies,

I am trying acupuncture with a trained tcm lady soon, so excited as I have never been before and always wanted to try it. I decided to give it a go for stress and anxiety/insomnia following a recent loss and a horrible experience with early pregnancy unit, I just don't trust them with my one remaining tube. I really hope they can help me. Any advice for me on what to ask or look out for? Great thread and congrats to the recent birth and bfps! :D
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
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My Ovulation Chart

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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby baruderu » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:54 am

Hi Sept2014

Welcome to the thread! So glad you are trying TCM. My suggestions would be to make sure your practitioner is accredited (if you google TCM association you should be able to find accredited practitioners in your area), and to make sure you get a full assessment from her/him before you agree to long term treatment. If someone says it will only take a few weeks I would look for another practitioner. From my experience it can take some time to get the body ready for conception, and it's normally more than just acupuncture and tea- it's diet change as well. It's not easy but it's worth it! Best of luck to you and let us know if you have more questions. Happy to try to give you my thoughts :D

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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby SEPT2014 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:25 am

Thanks Barbara I was really happy with it but I might try a different one just to see what they think of the stuff they gave me I am still a bit cautious lol
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
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My Ovulation Chart

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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby SEPT2014 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:27 am

Oh and they said my tongue was too pale, showed a blood deficiency and qi deficiency.
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
Image
My Ovulation Chart

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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby baruderu » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:07 am

Yes the tongue reveals so much about our health. I noticed a difference soon after starting my treatment. Sounds like you're on the right track. :D
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby becbaf » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:36 am

Hi ladies,
Just thought that I would let you know that I got my BFP this morning!!! I am extremely excited and a little bit nervous. It has been a long journey and I don't think I would have got there without TCM. I hope everyone else is doing well
DH & I have been TTC #2 since March 2013
DS - 2007
TCM - seems to have balanced my hormones :)
BFP March 19th 2014
Ectopic pregnancy discovered at 6 wks - April 2014 (lost right tube)[/url<aImageImage
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby baruderu » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:06 pm

Oh becbaf that is WONDERFUL news!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!! You must be over the moon. Congratulations and keep us posted on your progress. :D
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby becbaf » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:58 am

Thanks Barbara! I'm thrilled :yay:
DH & I have been TTC #2 since March 2013
DS - 2007
TCM - seems to have balanced my hormones :)
BFP March 19th 2014
Ectopic pregnancy discovered at 6 wks - April 2014 (lost right tube)[/url<aImageImage
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby CherylEmery » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:25 pm

There are many instances where acupuncture has emerged as a boon for some ailments. If you are taking acupuncture for fertility support then there are many acupuncture centers and arthritis clinic Fairfax VA who are known to performs these techniques. I suggest you to only go for famous acupuncture centers those have 5-10 years of experience in this field.
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby SEPT2014 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:04 am

Becbaf congrats :happyforyou: :mrgreen:
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
Image
My Ovulation Chart

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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby becbaf » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:28 pm

Unfortunately the pregnancy was ectopic. I had to have surgery to remove the baby and my right tube.
DH & I have been TTC #2 since March 2013
DS - 2007
TCM - seems to have balanced my hormones :)
BFP March 19th 2014
Ectopic pregnancy discovered at 6 wks - April 2014 (lost right tube)[/url<aImageImage
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby baruderu » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:43 pm

Oh becbaf I am so, so deeply sorry to hear this news. I know nothing I say can really help the pain but please know that you are in my thoughts. I'm here if you need me.
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby SEPT2014 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:54 am

Becbaf I am so sad to read this. The exact same happened to me in January, please feel free to pm me or post here if I can help at all. I am so sorry I missed this post until now. :hugs: please look after yourself.
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
Image
My Ovulation Chart

Image

MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: TCM and acupuncture

Postby SEPT2014 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:06 am

Does anyone know anything about ba zhen wan? My acupuncturist said my blood is deficient and that i should take 8 pills three times a day :omg: would that be right, 24 pills a day in total :omg: :omg: They are like little black pearls so easy to take but 8 of them 3 times a day :? I am a little scared because I just ovulated today I think so i am scared to take them ttc even though the acupuncturist said they are fine :shock:

Bacbef I hope you are okay :hugs:
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
Image
My Ovulation Chart

Image

MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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