It's been nearly 2 weeks since we officially got our negative beta on our IVF. Since then I've been searching for answers and things that I could do to try and make our second attempt a success. A few women in my support group suggested acupuncture. After doing a little research with Dr. Google, I learned that their are some connections between acupuncture treatment and infertility treatment. The idea behind acupuncture is that energy flows through your body along various pathways. Infertility (or other illnesses) occurs when these pathways are blocked. The placing of the needles along the blocked pathways allows for the body to restore it's natural flow of energy.
I went for my first appointment this afternoon. After completing a brief survey, the doctor (I guess he's considered a doctor?) also realized I have headache issues and have issues with sleeping. Those were things that he could address as well. I will admit that I was extremely nervous about the whole thing. But it wasn't that bad- especially compared to all those fertility shot needles. I relaxed with needles sticking out of me for maybe 45 minutes or so- I was shocked that I sat that long. Overall I feel good about it. It wasn't that painful and I'm willing to try anything to help our IVF be a success in October.