Well, I had my first acupuncture appointment today. Acupuncture is said to go hand-in-hand with infertility treatment, and can increase the odds of getting pregnant significantly. So the way I look at it, what have I got to lose!
The acupuncturist was a woman, and very sweet and calm. She took me into the room, asked me a lot of questions, gave me some suggestions on supplements to take and foods to avoid, and then we got started. She asked me to undress but to keep my underwear on and then to put on the hospital robe provided, open to the back. She came in and I laid down on what was pretty much a massage table. She had me lay on my stomach, since all the needles she would be inserting would be on my back side. I think she said that she used 8 needles? Some were placed in my lower back, upper butt area. The others were placed in my lower calves and around my ankles. They did not hurt in the slightest. In fact, I barely even felt them going in. There were two entry points, one on my back and one on my leg, that were somewhat uncomfortable, but not painful. Once she did that, she attached the needles to some kind of electrical current and it would buzz every second or so. I asked her specifically what this was supposed to help with and she said it would help with my endometrial lining and also help with the production of healthier eggs. She then left the room and I laid there for about 30 minutes. It's hard for me to relax in a setting like that, just because it's somewhere that I'm not familiar with. But I really did start to relax and almost fell asleep. Let me just say, it was WONDERFUL! I'm not kidding, I seriously felt like I'd just had a full body massage. And when I walked out of there I felt like I was floating!
So whether this works or not, at the very least, it's helping me to relax and stay calm. And I'm going to need that desperately in the next few weeks. Next appointment is on the 29th!