Since a couple of people asked about acupuncture in my last post, I thought I’d write about my experience. First, I hate needles. I am a complete needle phobe. I squeeze my eyes shut and hyperventilate every time I give blood, which lately is something like 1x week. When my husband gave me trigger last month I thought was going to faint. I have no idea how I’m going to move on to injectables next month. And yet, acupuncture is no big deal. It does probably help that I’m lying down with my eyes shut while she’s doing it. The needles are really thin and barely prick your skin. The only thing I feel is when she is “tuning” the needles to get my chi moving. Then, I’ll sometimes feel a twinge, but it feels nothing like getting stabbed by a needle.
I’ve been going 2x a month since December. The lady I see is also a licensed Naturopath, and she’s had me on various herbal supplements since February. Since starting the biggest change is with AF. I barely have cramps. Maybe I’ll take an aspirin, but honestly, I rarely need that anymore too. The sessions leave me feeling relaxed and centered and I find I have more energy, overall, when I’m doing it consistently.
When I told my RE I was doing acupuncture she was really supportive. She said, though she didn’t understand it, her success rates are higher with patients who are doing acupuncture.
That’s about my take on it. I don’t understand it. Maybe I’m just fooling myself? Whether it works or not, it makes me feel better. It’s my pocket of peacefulness in the madness that is infertility.