Hi everyone, just looking for a bit of advice about people’s experiences of acupuncture?
My husband and I have been Ttc for 4 years and are going for our first round of ivf in October. We’ve been told it’s “unexplained infertility” they can’t see that there’s anything wrong with either of us, we’ll get 3 funded rounds so fingers crossed whatever the issue is that’ll resolve it.
I’d read about acupuncture during ivf so went for a consultation over the weekend. They did an assessment, asked me lots of questions, looked at my tongue, took my pulse etc. She told me that I have blood stagnation and Yang deficiency which is the reason that we’ve failed to conceive. She said that ivf won’t work as that won’t resolve these issues. She also said that we need to stop trying for three months while I have acupuncture to make my body healthy enough.
I’m not sure what to make of it. She made a lot of sense in what she said medically: I am cold all the time and have poor circulation (Raynauds syndrome) and I had wondered if this was an influencing factor. She’s also the first person I’ve spoke to who has been able to acknowledge any actual issue.
However I’m not keen to put the ivf off for three months given how long it’s taken us to get this far. The treatment that she’s recommended also comes to more than £500 so there’s also a voice in my head wondering if it’s a sales pitch.
Just wondered if there was anyone else out there in a similar situation or any experience of having a yang deficiency or stagnant blood?