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Postby Janice » Sun Aug 11, 2002 2:41 pm

I read an article on the BBC news website that says that acupuncture can increase IVF success rates by up to 50%. So off I went to find my nearest clinic - had a consultation with the doctor - he didn't understand me and I didn't understand him but never mind! I am going for my first session on Thursday and am now quite scared. Has anyone any experience of acupuncture and can tell me where he will put the needles? Do I need posh bra and nicks that day? etc etc
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Postby DEBORAH » Sun Aug 11, 2002 6:40 pm

HI JANICE, I TRIED ACUPUNCTURE JUST ONCE, NOT REALLY PAINFUL JUST UNCOMFORTABLE FOR A LITTLE WHILE, I DIDNT GO AGAIN BECAUSE THE DOCTOR SAID IT COULD TAKE MONTHS & MONTHS FOR ANYTHING TO POSSIBLY HAPPEN.He suggested i visit two or three times aweek, at £40 for each appointment i thought it could be too expensive with no real results<br>to go by. Anything is worth trying and i hope you are successful, posh bra & nicks, why not?<br>let us know how you get on. Deborah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Postby Tee » Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:02 am

Hi Janice,<br>I've started having acupuncture, and am having my third session this week. So far it's been a really pleasant and relaxing experience.<br>It's costing me £28 per session, and lasts a couple of hours. The guy took a full medical history, takes my pulse and blood pressure every time, and also examines my tongue.<br>The needles aren't painful at all, and I have them connected to an electrical pulse, which sounds terrifying but is really relaxing. He also uses a process called Moxibustion, which is a kind of hot rocks thing. All completely painless I promise, in fact I would go so far as to say, I really enjoy it.<br>So far my back problem has been completely cured by it, so I've got high hopes for the endometriosis.<br>The needles go all over really, in my back, legs, ankles, hands, and stomach. It's very discreet, so you don't need to worry about posh knicks!<br>I'd really recommend it, I don't know if it's going to work, but I'm willing to give it a try (I read that BBC atricle too). I think after we've already spent £6000 this year on ICSI, and probably another £500-£1000 on vitamins and nutrition therapy, we might as well splash a bit more cash.<br>Good luck , and hope you enjoy it too!<br>Tee xx
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