So I must say my first acupuncture appointment was amazing! I went in with a poor attitude (still recovering from BFN) and a terrible headache. After checking my tongue?!, pulse and having me lie down on the table she went to town sticking in very thin needles. Immediately my legs felt a slight tingling. Interesting! Then we talked about possible liver stagnation (what ...ewww) and she left the room to let me relax. After about 10 minutes my headache was gone and I was feeling in a much better mood. This was such a nice feeling after 3 days straight of being just miserable.
A friend recommended a book to learn more about acupuncture and other TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) techniques and I started reading The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies . It is an interesting read on treating infertility with Western (RE, medications, IUI, IVF...ect) vs. Eastern (Diet, Herbs, Exercise, Acupuncture). All the questions and things the acupuncturist had done started making sense. After reading the symptoms section I thought to myself...hey wait a minute..she is right, I might have liver stagnation (still gross).
The book compares the treatments to gardening/lawn care (which I like). Western is more like applying chemicals to your lawn and plants and Eastern is more like organic fertilizers and natural composts. I love a good analogy, and about gardening...even better! Anyways, I feel like I am more prepared (even though I still have a lot to read) to speak more intelligently with my acupuncturist when we meet on Saturday.
So far I just feel a lot more positive energy and we all know that is a good thing.