I am a cynical person. Without question alternative treatments made me very skeptical. So the idea of acupuncture seemed like a load of new age twaddle.
To increase your chances of getting pregnant you need to create an inviting environment for an embryo to implant and develop. There seems to be a lot of studies suggesting that acupuncture improves uterine lining, increases blood flow to the uterus, regulates hormones and reduces stress. Now it may be a load of rubbish, and when the lady administering talked about ‘nourishment’ it sounded like nonsense, but quite honestly I will try anything. If there a suggestion that rubbing dog poo on your privates would help my embryo transfer I would do it.
So on Saturday I went for my first session. I put on a mindfulness audio and shut my eyes for 30 minutes. It felt odd, but also relaxing and calming. I decided to book a session for before and after the embryo transfer.
Placebo affect? Maybe. But it can’t hurt, and I will do whatever it takes to help things along. So sign me up!