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10/06/2013 at 14:43
Anyone had this and does it work??
Just interested is all.
for anyone that is interested. I got this reply from the Acupuncture studio today:
"Thank you for your enquiry. Acupuncture can be very helpful in trying to conceive naturally. It helps by balancing the hormones, helping with any stress, and encourages blood supply to the uterus. It can also help with any underlying conditions such as irregular menstruation, or ovulation. Dietary advice to enhance fertility is also given. The treatment sessions are £35 which last 50mins to an hour and number of sessions would vary from person to person depending on their health, energy, stress levels and any underlying conditions. As a rough guide you are looking at 4 to 6 sessions to begin, then spacing out to perhaps treatment at the time of endometrial development and ovulation. As I say, it varies from person to person but can be tailored to suits your needs and of course expense."
10/06/2013 at 15:08
stalking as iv been thinking about this recently
10/06/2013 at 15:33
I've emailed a local clinic for information on this. Seriously considering it. Actually interested in the fact that it can shorten your cycles. Mine are about 35/36 days and I'd like them to be a bit shorter. If it could help with that at the very least then I'd be happy.
Me too, i can get it free with my health care at work so will be interested in this x
10/06/2013 at 18:12
no but myself and mrs claus had reflexology
it was mrs c last cycle of clomid so she threw everything at it and she got her bfp
i did it but the basically the day i had it was after ov (was cbfm'ing so was certain of ov dates etc) so she just 'worked to make my womb a more welcoming environment'
anyway i got isaacs bfp that month too but id already ovd and was more that likely on my way to being pg anyway. it was VERY relaxing though and i needed to feel i was doing something iyswim
there is an old hitcher who had ivf twice and has very regular reflexology, she has it pre and post transfer then throughout pregnancy too and absolutely swears by it
although when over due with lucas i demanded they do reflexology and get the baby out....but it didnt work
10/06/2013 at 21:10
I've heard it works but I'm another reflexology girl. After my first mc it really calmed me down and relaxed me. I finished my last lot on 23rd December and conceived that week. I know I'm hardly a good advert after what happened but I really think it helped. My reflexologist has just done a fertility and maternity course. Will be starting it again in August ready for Dday in September! X
11/06/2013 at 21:55
Update on OP
12/06/2013 at 11:04
i think that sounds brilliant, i wonder if you have to go on certain days in your cycle ?
do you htink it will hurt
12/06/2013 at 11:28
I don't think it hurts beautiful Monnie. The needles are so, so fine you don't even feel them.
I'm always a bit wary of complementary therapies, but I am a great believer the placebo effect, positive thinking and being relaxed. Even if the accupuncture itself does nothing, the relaxation during the therapy and pro-active positive thoughts it brings can only be a good thing. Good luck Gillsy. Kept us updated!
12/06/2013 at 17:41
I've had acupuncture before, it doesn't hurt.
I think I might consider this seriously after our holidays in July.
I'll keep you guys up to date if I decide to go for it.
12/06/2013 at 18:21
sounds amazing gills
13/06/2013 at 13:56
I had acupuncture back when we were TTC. Didn't work for us, but it didn't hurt, so it's worth a try!
13/06/2013 at 14:11
Thanks Saffy xx
13/06/2013 at 21:03
I've been having reflexology over the last year and has really helped with relaxation. I do plan to have acupuncture in lead up to IVF instead though-there seems to be more literature around on its success.
16/06/2013 at 09:51
Gillsy I've just caught this thread! Thank you for pointing it out! A number of people I know swear by it so I'm going to see what's available in Glasgow. I'll find out where saffy went!
16/06/2013 at 15:39
This is really interesting! If any Glasgow girls find a good place I would welcome recommendations. We're still in the very early stages of TTC but in a few more months would definitely look into this.
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