YOU WILL START TO FEEL NOTICEABLY BETTER IN MANY WAYS…
When I speak to women who are trying to become pregnant, I am always very honest with them. (I lie to everyone else…just kidding.) I never knowingly mislead them or over-state the power of acupuncture to help them get pregnant. Every human can respond differently to acupuncture just as they can respond differently to pharmaceutical medication and even surgical procedures. There is never a guarantee that a patient receiving acupuncture treatments, no matter how many or how good is going to get pregnant. You are never going to feel more fertile along the way, but I can tell you that your chances of becoming pregnant increase significantly and that hardly anyone who comes for a full series of acupuncture treatments and follows a good treatment plan is ever sorry they came.
In a first appointment I ask my patients an hour’s worth of questions (This is now done over Zoom prior to coming in to the office.) about every aspect of their health, including their fertility history and their mental and emotional state of mind. Often various health problems that a person has been experiencing for months or even years are discussed and notated. The answers to every question are like clues or pieces to a puzzle. When we are finished talking, hopefully a picture of the underlying state of balance or more likely an imbalance becomes clear. When I treat a woman trying to get pregnant, I treat the entire imbalance and not just the Reproductive System.
So, while you won’t feel more fertile, often you will start to feel noticeably better in many ways. Some examples of positive changes include; sleep improvements, headaches and even migraines becoming less frequent or less severe or going away completely, bowel movements becoming regular, increased energy, decreased PMS and less painful periods. These improvements and others are signs that something significant is changing for the better inside your body. Most common of all, people feel calmer and more relaxed and any fertility doctor will tell you that barring any structural or hormonal problems, stress and anxiety may be the biggest factor that can negatively affect your chances of getting pregnant.