Monday, January 19, 2009

New Acupuncture Doctor

This morning I had my first appointment with my new acupuncture practitioner. She's affiliated with our fertility clinic, and she has office space within their offices. She's very warm and friendly, and she says the type of acupuncture she's doing with fertility patients like me is sort of like a short cut. What other practitioners would try to accomplish in 6-8 months, she's trying to accomplish in a few weeks. Michael and I noticed that she used more needles and put them in different places than my other doctor had. She also came back in the room and touched the needles once or twice while I was on the table. She wanted to make sure that they felt "heavy" to me, and they did.

She didn't prescribe any herbs or tea. I'm fine with that because the herbs I took last summer while I was doing acupuncture made my stomach upset.

I will see her once a week for now - good thing because she's twice as expensive as the other doctor was! On the day of my transfer, I will have a session with her both beforehand and afterward. Sounds good to me!

While we were at the fertility clinic, we let one of the nurses know that we'd decided to postpone our IVF cycle until mid-February. She said that was no problem. So, we'll just give them a call in a few weeks and take it from there.


Alex and Jill said...

This is the 2nd post that I've read on acupunture. It's making me a little less anxious about starting my sessions. :)

Shelley said...

It sounds like you made the right decision. Everything lines up very well by what you describe. Glad you like this new acupuncturist. Prayers to you!



Maredsous said...

Affiliated with your clinic, huh. I can't see my clinic doing that. I think anything that can increase relaxation and a feeling of preparedness has to have some rewarding benefits.

Looking forward to hearing about the success of your procedure.

OH MY #6 said...

I think stepping back for a month is so wise. I am out here routing for you. You know I one of your biggest fans.


Shannon said...

Love that you're feeling good and strong with your path. =)

Kathy and Joel said...

Awesome that you had a good feeling from today.

Alyson and Ford said...

All the best with the treatments. Our prayers remain with you daily.

On a different note: You have Le Creuset! I am so jealous :)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I have always wanted to try that. So glad you doctor is thinking along these lines. Praying for you. Sorry I have not been around, the computer has been 247 used for job search lately. Ugh.

Faith said...

Glad your acupuncture went well -- I'm hoping it makes a difference this time in our cycle. Very neat that she's affiliated with your clinic!

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