Believe what you will about acupuncture, but many people, including medical doctors, are advising women who are having a hard time conceiving to try it.  The research that has been done is specifically on acupuncture in conjunction with IVF, and you can read an article that was in the LA Times about it here.  I know many women who tried for many years to get pregnant and then started acupuncture treatments and within a few cycles, they were pregnant.  This is all the scientific evidence they need to be convinced that it works.  Really, what do you have to lose?  If you are afraid of needles, don’t let that stop you.  It’s actually very cool, in a weird relaxing sort of way,  to be laying there with all of these pins sticking out of you.  It doesn’t hurt at all, or even come remotely close to getting a shot or having blood taken.  If you’re interested in knowing why it works, it seems to improve circulation to the ovaries which makes for healthier eggs, and to the uterus which makes for a healthier nest.  Make sure you find an acupuncturist who is nationally certified and listed with the NCCAOM.

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  1. Holly – thank you for posting this article! We’ve just started this course of treatment and it was interesting to read the different perspectives on adding acupuncture to our “strategy”

    Glad Robyn posted your blog! Great reading – thanks again!

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